The U.S. Open gets set to take off, Monday August 25, at Flushing Meadows N.Y. Former World No.1 tennis star Roger Federer has been bumped to No.2 by Rafael Nadal. Nadal took over the No.1 spot by winning the 2008 French Open, 2008 Wimbledon and by taking home a gold medal in Men’s Olympic Tennis. But oddly enough, oddsmakers at SBGglobal.com still have Roger Federer as -125 moneyline favorite to win the U.S. Open. Even after the most unimpressive season of his career, by his standards. Get your U.S. Open Tennis Betting Odds in now at SBGglobal.com
Roger Federer is a four time winner of the U.S. Open, from 2004-07. Federer was the most dominant figure in men’s tennis, winning every tournament he entered. But this year has been a different story as he keeps losing. At the Australian Open, Federer failed to defend his title, losing in the semifinals to eventual champion Novak Djokovic 7–5, 6–3, 7–6(5). This ended his record string of Grand Slam final appearances at ten. Federer then returned to the Dubai Tennis Championships, where he was seeded first and was the defending champion. However, Federer lost to Andy Murray in the first round. At the Pacific Life Open Federer lost in the semifinals to American Mardy Fish for the first time. Federer's next tournament was the Sony Ericsson Open where he lost in the quarterfinals to American Andy Roddick. At the Monte Carlo Masters, Federer lost to three-time defending champion Rafael Nadal. At the French Open, Federer was beaten by Nadal in the final. , Federer reached his 17th consecutive Grand Slam singles semifinal and his 16th Grand Slam final, tying him with Bjorn Borg for fourth most in history. In the final, he once again played World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, he eventually lost to Nadal in what was described as the greatest match of all time. At the Rogers Cup Federer received a first round bye and then lost in the second round to Gilles Simon. Later, at the Cincinnati Masters he lost in the third round to Ivo Karlović for the first time in seven matches, ending his title defense. His only chance at salavaging his year was to take home gold at the Olympics. At the Beijing Olympics, Federer reached the quarterfinals in singles before losing to James Blake for the first time in nine matches. So why do oddsmakers at SBGglobal.com still favor Federer?
Rafael Nadal on the other hand is winning ever tournament he’s entering. As of August 17, Nadal has a 67–8 win-loss record and has won eight singles titles, including the French Open, Wimbledon, and the Olympic Games. He also had a career-best 32 match winning streak during which he captured five titles and secured the World No. 1 ranking for the first time. Rafael Nadal is listed at +225 to win the U.S. Open.
- Novak Djokovic +275
- Andy Roddick +2000
- Andrew Murray +2000
- David Nalbandian +3000
- Nikolay Davydenko +4000
- David Ferrer +5000
- Marcos Baghdatis +5000
- Mario Ancic +5000
- James Blake +5000
- Field (Any Other) +750
U.S. Open Tennis
When: Mon, August 25, 2008 5:00 AM ET
Pick: Nadal +225
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The Bottom Line: Federer is on his was down and out while Nadal is up and in. Get your U.S. Open Tennis Betting Odds in now at SBGglobal.com and receive a 30% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit!