The most recent odds on many sports betting bookmakers indicate that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the favorites for the U.S. Open finals in Flushing Meadows on September 8.
Djokovic, who is in fine form, recently won his second Wimbledon Open defeating Rorger Federer in a breathtaking five-set match at the All-England Club. In addition to adding another feather to his cap, the Serb also reclaimed the world's No. 1 ranking, which he lost in late 2013.
With everything going in his favor, bookies as well as tennis enthusiasts have picked him as the top contender for the title at the U.S. Open this year. Having missed the title narrowly twice earlier - once against Andy Murray in 2012 and a second time to Nadal in 2013, this time Djokovic appears to be determined to put an end to his losing curse at this esteemed hard-court tournament.
However, things are not going to be very smooth for the Serb, as he will have to overcome the challenge of the reigning U.S. Open Champion Nadal to realize his dreams of winning the title for the first time. Although, of late, the Spaniard's performance has been somewhat lackluster, especially at Wimbledon. Nadal is still considered to be a favorite and go all the way through the tournament just because of his stunning performance only a year ago when he was undefeated for 22 games on his way to win the second U.S. Open title.
The latest betting odds on Bwin show that Djokovic (2.35) and Nadal (4.60) are the two top favorites to win the U.S. Open crown this year. The other three in the top five favorites are Federer (6.00), Andy Murray (6.50) and Stanislas Wawrinka (10.0).
Among the five, Djokovic is being considered the favorite to win the tournament this year, as he has been very consistent since winning Wimbledon recently. In addition, he is being coached by the legendary Boris Becker. After losing in the Australian Open, he bounced back to reach the French Open finals and subsequently won the Wimbledon Open.
The U.S. Open commences on Aug. 25 and concludes with the men's final at the Flashing Meadows on Sept. 8. While the mixed doubles finals will be played on Sept. 5, the women's doubles final will be on Sept 6. The men's doubles finals will be played on Sept. 7.