US Open tennis 2016 preview:
The 2016 US Open starts tomorrow 29th of august over in New York at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the viking is here with some pre-tournament predictions and betting advice for you guys. Roger Federer will not be able to attend in this year’s tournament following a problematic knee injury earlier this year, the men’s bracket is stacked however with world no.1 Novak Djokovic, runner up and Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka aswell as all the other big ATP names. Djoker are the favourite to win the mens bracket, but after dropping out versus Juan Martin Del Potro in the first round of the Olympics is that the correct winners pick? The latter went on to the finals against Andy Murray where Juan Martin lost with 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
In the women’s tournament Maria Sharapova is still suspended from WTA play following her suspension due to doping at Australian Open, Sharapova’s appeal is set in september and thus she’s out regardless if she’s granted the appeal or not. The WTA’s biggest star Serena Williams had to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters due to a shoulder injury, with the ladies bracket stacked aswell will she be able to reclaim her title and get her revenge after being so close to a true major (winning all majors in the same year) last year or will she finally drop her number one rank to Angelique Kerber.
With a lot of questions soon to be answered and 3.5 million dollars on the line the 2016 US Open provides us with a lot of nice betting opportunities and profits to be made. For specific match predictions be sure to bookmark our blog or follow us on Twitter to get daily updates on the best US Open picks.
US Open 2016 men predictions & picks:
The current world no.1 have looked as if he has been struggling these last couple of months. After winning the australian open he continued to complete his career grand slam (winning all grand slam titles) at the French Open, but after that the serb hasn’t been his dominant self and dropped out early at Wimbledon just to lose in the first round of the Olympics to Juan Martin Del Potro.
However Nole himself has stated that he’s still at the peak of his career heading into the US Open and the reigning champion is a sure pick to win the title. In order to reach the finals Djokovic could face Gasquet/Isner and then Cilic in the quarters and Nadal in the semis if all players are able to advance to that particular stage. If we see a classic Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic final then it should be worth to consider that Novak has beaten Andy in two grand slam finals this year and the two titles that Andy did win (Wimbledon and singles gold in Rio) was when Novak was eliminated early in the tournaments.
Novak Djokovic will be coming into the tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.
Novak Djokovic to win the 2016 US Open title @ 1.90
Novak Djokovic to win the 2016 US Open title @ +120
Andy Murray has had one of the best streaks in his career and he has shown that he can be consistent when it matters. Andy has been in every grand slam final this year and won one of them (Wimbledon), loosing to Djokovic in the other two. Andy then proceeded to win the singles gold medals at the Rio Olympics when he beat Juan Martin Del Potro in the finals.
The question here for Andy is if his recent success is connected to Roger Federer’s knee injury and Novak Djokovic’s recent slump. The US Open will serve as Andy’s final proving ground if he can manage to win yet another grand slam this year and in doing so prove that he can surpass Novak Djokovic. Murray could face Nishikori and Wawrinka later on in the tournament if all players advance to that stage.
Andy Murray will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches, having lost to Marin Cilic in the finals of the Cincinnati Masters.
Andy Murray to win the 2016 US Open title @ 3.00
Andy Murray to win the 2016 US Open title @ +175
The Spaniard have only claimed two titles so far this year but he’s still one of the world’s best players. Nadal’s performance at the Rio Olympics where he placed fourth in the mens singles and took the gold in the mens doubles suggests that he will be an opponent that the top tier players will have to watch out for. However if Nadal should reach the semis then it’s quite likely that he will face off versus Djokovic, a match up that Nadal has lost the last 9 out of 10 times.
Rafael Nadal will be coming into this tournament with 2 victories and 3 defeats in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.
Rafael Nadal to win the 2016 US Open title @ 21.00
Rafael Nadal to win the 2016 US Open title @ +1800
The rank 9 Marin Cilic is another contender for the title at this US Open, he has shown throughout the season that he’s able to both challenge and win against the likes of Federer and Andy Murray. He manage to take his match against Roger Federer to 5 sets in the Wimbledon quarter-finals and in the Cincinnati Masters finals he managed to beat Andy Murray in straight sets. Marin have struggled against Novak though whom have defeated him in straight sets in their 3 latest meetings, if both players reach the quarters where they will face each other then this will serve as a perfect revenge opportunity for Cilic as Novak knocked him out of the tournament last year in the semis with 6-0, 6-1, 6-2.
Marin Cilic will be coming into this tournament with 5 straight victories in his latest 5 ATP singles matches. All of those victories are from the Cincinnati Masters event where he beat Andy Murray, Thomas Berdych, and Grigor Dimitrov among others.
Marin Cilic to win the 2016 US Open title @ 25.00
Marin Cilic to win the 2016 US Open title @ +2500
Juan Martin Del Potro:
Juan Martin Del Potro stunned the tennis scene with his return to professional play at the start of this year. He has since then managed to push himself to the top and has beat Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka in the process. Del Potro has also managed to take the silver medal at the Rio Olympics.
Del Potro will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.
Juan Martin Del Potro to win the 2016 US Open title @ 17.50
Juan Martin Del Potro 2016 US Open title @ +1600
The viking’s pick:
Our pick for this year’s tournament is Andy Murray at 3.00, the viking’s prediction is that he will at least reach the finals with his recent consistent performance in mind and if Djokovic manages to meet him there then it will be a match where he has everything to prove and Djokovic has everything to lose.
US Open 2016 women predictions & picks:
Serena Williams has had quite a good season this year but not one of her best as she started the year with two grand slam finals loss. First versus one of her big rivals Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open and then at the French Open versus Garbine Muguruza to whom she lost in straight sets. Though Serena managed to rebound and defeated Angelique at Wimbledon.
Post-Wimbledon Serena has been struggling though and first lost in the R16 of the Rio Olympics to Elina Svitolina and after that she had to pull out from the Cincinnati Masters event due to a shoulder injury. Williams will need beat Angelique Kerber as a potential final loss to Kerber would mean that she drops to rank 2 of the WTA.
Serena Williams will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 WTA singles matches.
Serena Williams to win the 2016 US Open title @ 2.30
Serena Williams to win the 2016 US Open title @ +125
Angelique Kerber has had a great season as she’ve managed to drop from rank 10 to rank 2 during the year. In the process of climbing the WTA ladder she has also won the Australian Open aswell as reached the finals at Wimbledon. In addition to all this she also managed to reach the finals at the Rio Olympics where she lost to Monica Puig with 4-6, 6-4, 1-6. Kerber also managed to reach the finals at the Cincinnati Masters where she lost to Karolina Pliskova in straight sets with 3-6, 1-6.
Kerber is currently looking as one of the most consistent players of the top-10 and will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 WTA singles matches.
Angelique Kerber to win the 2016 US Open title @ 10.00
Angelique Kerber to win the 2016 US Open title @ +900
Garbine made a name for herself last year when she was recognized as the big star of the future after a fantastic season which made our readers a lot of money (click the Garbine Muguruza tag to view previous previews & predictions with her). She continued that run this year when she won the French Open and headed into Wimbledon ranked 2nd in the WTA with a chance to get the first spot from Serena.
Garbine was shocked by Jana Cepelova in that grand slam however and dropped out in the second round. She then went on to Rio where she lost to the gold medalist Monica Puig early on in the tournament, though the WTA community is waiting for her to yet again show why she will become the next world no.1 and this could prove to be the perfect opportunity.
Garbine Muguruza to win the 2016 US Open title @ 8.00
Garbine Muguruza to win the 2016 US Open title @ +900
The viking’s pick:
The viking’s pick for to win the women’s US Open 2016 is Angelique Kerber. Our prediction for the final is Kerber vs Muguruza, with Serena’s recent injury in mind she feels like to much of a wild card to hold any betting value. Some other notable mentions for the women’s bracket are Simona Halep and Madison Keys who could both upset the favourites.
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