The U.S. Open hasn’t even started and there has already been set backs. Scheduled to begin one week from Monday, two of the tournament favorites won’t be lacing up their sneakers and giving it a go. Serena Williams who was the favorite this year won’t be playing due to a foot injury. Juan Martin Del Potro, last year’s winner on the man’s side has withdrawn from the tournament citing issues with his wrist. If you are interested in betting on tennis and in particular this year’s U.S. Open you can do so. Bodog Sportsbook is currently accepting wagers on the US Open.
The fact that Serena Williams isn’t playing will definitely affect the odds. Individuals interested in placing a wager, need to keep this fact in find. Also of importance is that even though, Serena’s sister, Venus is now the tournament favorite on the women’s side, she also has been playing with an injury. She recently had to withdraw from the two U.S. Open qualifying tournaments, one in Montreal and the other in Cincinnati due to this fact. If you plan on betting on the match, this is something else to take into consideration.
Even though Del Potro was last year’s winner, experts don’t believe that he would have been a major factor anyway. He hurt wrist required surgery, which he had in May. His play had been spotty, at best, all year, prior to that surgery. Del Potro hasn’t even picked a racket since January at the Australia Open. He has, however, started practicing again.
Juan Martin, first made some noise on the tennis circuit when he bested Roger Federer at 2009s U.S. Open. This was a huge surprise to the tennis community and a major upset for Del Potro. The game went to five sets. Del Potro, by sitting out these games, becomes the third United States Open Champ to do defend their titles. Pete Sampras (2003) and Ken Rosewall (1971) are the others.