With the Wimbledon wrapped up and our winner in Roger Federer hitting with +275 odds, we now turn our attention to the 2017 US Open that takes place in a little over a month. We’ll obviously have a lot of the matches covered individually, but let's take a look at some future bets on the men's side before the tournament takes place. Of course, I try to go with some longer odds in hopes of cashing out big considering my money is tied up for a few weeks.
Here are five ATP players to consider betting on in the 2017 US Open.
Roger Federer - It’s almost impossible to have a US Open card without Roger Federer on it considering he’s won his last 12 matches in straight sets and has won the two grand slams this year that he’s participated in. Federer is playing lights out tennis all season long and there’s nobody who can beat him if he stays in his current form. Not to mention Federer made the final in his last US Open appearance and has made at least the quarterfinals in 11 of his last 12 appearances overall. While oddsmakers are getting tighter with Federer, you can still get him at +225 to win the US Open, and you have to take it. Right now, Federer has to be the pick to win another grand slam with the way he’s playing.
Stan Wawrinka - Stan Wawrinka always seems to be the forgotten man in tournaments, as you can get him with +1200 odds to win the US Open. Keep in mind Wawrinka’s style is best on hard court where he can blast the ball and hit winners, and he’s won 78 percent of his matches in this tournament, his best percentage in a grand slam. Wawrinka of course won last years US Open and has made at least the quarterfinals in each of his last four tries. As long as Wawrinka can get through his first few matches without any hiccups, these odds are terrific value and kind of disrespectful to his chances.
John Isner - John Isner hasn’t had a great season and has never been good in grand slams due to his marathon matches that cause him to wear down. However, Isner loves playing in the United States and uses the crowd to his advantage. Isner’s 69 percent winning percentage here is easily his best for a grand slam, and he did make the quarterfinals in 2011. Also, Isner seems to be finding his form and gaining confidence in Newport that could carry over to this tournament. While a title is out of the question, you can certainly make money with hedging +10000 odds and the American.
Marin Cilic - Marin Cilic is coming off a Wimbledon final appearance and has now made at least the quarterfinals in seven of his last 13 grand slam tries. Cilic has found his serve the last couple of events, and he’s a nightmare to play when he’s hitting his spots, as it puts so much pressure on his opponent to stay engaged every point. Of course, Cilic won the US Open in 2014 and has made at least the quarterfinals in three of his last four appearances. Cilic and odds of +1400 feels too good to pass up and provides hedging room later in the tournament.
Andy Murray - There’s a decent chance Novak Djokovic sits out this tournament due to injuries, and that kind of waters down the men’s side and increases chances for guys like Andy Murray. Murray has been bounced before the fourth round of a grand slam just twice since 2011, and he had a chance to win his second US Open last year before falling apart against Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals. Murray is the definition of consistency and it’s nice to have +400 odds in your pocket knowing a deep run is going to take place.