Roger Federer plays his first match tonight, Tuesday August 26, as he goes for his fifth U.S. Open title. Tonight he faces unseeded Argentine Maximo Gonzalez. Oddsmakers at BetUS.com have Roger Federer as a whopping -20000 moneyline favorite over Maximo Gonzalez who is listed as +2000 underdog. Get your Roger Federer vs Maximo Gonzalez Prediction in now at BetUS.com
Roger Federer hasn’t had the best luck on the ATP circuit this year, by his standards. But one thing he does excel at is the U.S. Open where he is four time champ and ruler of the hard court. Federer enters the U.S. Open as -125 moneyline favorite to repeat as champ, which looks great until he gets into the quarter-finals where he faces tougher opponents, like Nadal, Safin or Nalbandian. Click here for U.S. Open Betting Odds. After losing the French Open and Wimbledon to Nadal and an early exit at the Beijing Olympics, Feder has to win the U.S. Open to salvage something positive about his year.
His opponent tonight, Maximo Gonzalez, plays on the Challengers circuit and Futures circuit. He has five Challengers wins and seven Futures wins, all on clay. Federer has never played against Gonzalez. His best ever Grand Slam finish was at the French Open where he made it to the second round. His current ATP Singles record is 4-4 with no titles; he has a lot more success with doubles matches than his singles career.
Roger Federer vs Maximo Gonzalez
When: Tues, August 26, 2008 8:15 PM ET
Pick: Federer -20000
Point-Spreads.com Roger Federer vs Maximo Gonzalez Prediction – Federer -20000
The Bottom Line: If Federer were to lose tonight to Gonzalez it would be the lowest point of his career, but considering the upsets he’s had this year. Could we see an underdog knockout the big favorite? Get your Roger Federer vs Maximo Gonzalez Prediction in now at BetUS.com and receive a 10% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit!