He is unanimously the No #1 men’s tennis player in the world and the oddsmakers are stating such with an overwhelmingly high price to pay when backing Novak Djovokic to win the hard-court US Open Tournament. Djovokic is favored to win the 2015 US Open, which starts August 31 at Flushing Meadows and as the odds-on chalk at even money. The WagerTalk team takes a look at the US Open Odds: Djokovic odds-on chalk for outright win.
From even money to 3.5-to-1 is the drop off when referencing Andy Murray (+350), and rounding out the Top Five one will find Roger Federer (+600) and Rafael Nadal (+1000) and finally Stan Wawrinka (+1200)
The square money price tag on Djokovic is steep considering he isn’t the defending champion of the Open. 2014 US Open. Djokovic was knocked out in the 2014 US Open semifinals by Kei Nishikori (+1400 to win this year), who in turn fell to Marin Cilic (+2200) in the final. Djokovic only has the 2011 Open title under his belt; however, the World’s No. 1 is 48-3 in singles action this year, losing just twice on the hard-court.
Even money is a hefty price to pay for someone who didn’t even win the 2014 US Open. Djokovic was knocked out in the semifinals by Kei Nishikori (+1400) who eventually failed in the finals to Marin Cilic (+2000). When reviewing Djokovic’s history in the US Open you will find that the favorite to earn the 2015 title hasn’t won the event since 2011 Open but is getting his due for being a stellar 48-3 in singles action this year, losing just twice on the Open’s hard-court like surface.
The World’s No. 1 is having a tremendous 2015 season and is likely to remain the overwhelming favorite for the 2015 Open, starting August 31 at Flushing Meadows, with a several key figures capable behind him.
Murray, Federer and Nadal to a man have not had mega-success against Djokovic in their careers, especially recently, although Federer defeated Djokovic at the Dubai final in February. That was one of three losses for Djokovic this year compared to his 48 victories.
World’s No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the even-money (-105) favorite at press time to take down the prestigious 2015 US Open, starting August 31 at Flushing Meadows, check out the full list of odds provided by Bovada Online Sportsbook below.
Men’s US Open Odds for 2015 – Outright Winner
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