Who Will Win the Mens 2008 US Open?

us open 2008 tennisAndy Murray will go into the US open as the fourth favourite to win the title and one of the only few realistic choices of upsetting the big 3, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and new world number 1 Rafael Nadal.

Roger Federer has been displaced from its usual favourite position and even drops to third favourite with many bookmakers behind Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. You will not get much money back for a bet on Rafael Nadal with odds just better than evens from most bookmakers, you will get slightly more attractive odds from Betfair who are offering 36/25 (2.44).

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are on similar odds around 3/1 with most bookmakers, though again if you are looking for the best return you will get 4/1 on Novak Djokovic at Betfair and 7/2 on Roger Federer.
The best bet for your money is surely Andy Murray, who outside the big 3 is the most successful hard court player having just won the Cincinnati masters.

Look out for Juan Martin Del Potro who is on 19 match winning streak that includes 4 titles, the last two won on US hard courts. Although these 4 titles were lower level events, he did beat Andy Roddick in the final in LA. The big serving American is another outside shot, although his 2008 form has been below his best, the former US Open winner will have the flushing meadow crowd behind him.

  

Player  Average Odds – All bookmakers    Betfair Odds
 Traditional Odds    Decimal Odds   Traditional Odds    Decimal Odds 
Rafael Nadal 127/100 2.27 36/25 2.44
Novak Djokovic 301/100 4.01 41/10 5.1
Roger Federer 61/20 4.05 7/2 4.5
Andy Murray 58/5 12.6 31/2 16.5
Juan Martin Del Potro 38/1 39 47/1 48
Andy Roddick 55/1 56 84/1 85
Nikolay Davydenko 80/1 81 159/1 160
James Blake 82/1 83 119/1 120
Richard Gasquet 85/1 86 119/1 120
David Nalbandian 92/1 93 219/1 220
David Ferrer 93/1 94 149/1 150
Fernando Gonzalez 114/1 115 279/1 280
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 141/1 142 249/1 250
Marat Safin 143/1 144 279/1 280
Ernest Gulbis 149/1 150 269/1 270
Tomas Berdych 169/1 170 369/1 370
Stanislas Wawrinka 175/1 176 399/1 400
Gael Monfils 184/1 185 269/1 270
Mario Cilic 193/1 194 439/1 440
Ivo Karlovic 195/1 196 449/1 450
Gilles Simon 199/1 200 619/1 620
Nicolas Kiefer 217/1 218 509/1 510
Tommy Haas 229/1 230 609/1 610
Mikhail Youzhny 229/1 230 679/1 680
Fernando Verdasco 258/1 259 769/1 770
Robin Soderling 264/1 265 879/1 880
Janko Tipsarevic 267/1 268 709/1 710
Radek Stepanek 270/1 271 939/1 940
Mardy Fish 288/1 289 999/1 1000
Tommy Robredo 328/1 329 999/1 1000
Dmitri Tursunov 328/1 329 919/1 920
Igor Andreev 330/1 331 679/1 680
Paul Henri Mathieu 351/1 352 809/1 810
Philipp Kohlschreiber 351/1 352 999/1 1000
Robby Ginepri 399/1 400 999/1 1000
Nicolas Almagro 412/1 413 999/1 1000
Guillermo Canas 431/1 432 999/1 1000
Sam Querrey 444/1 445 999/1 1000
Juan Carlos Ferrero 447/1 448 999/1 1000
Feliciano Lopez 465/1 466 999/1 1000
Juan Monaco 475/1 476 999/1 1000
Andreas Seppi 509/1 510 999/1 1000
Carlos Moya 510/1 511 999/1 1000
Jurgen Melzer 535/1 536 979/1 980
John Isner 535/1 536 999/1 1000
Michael Llodra 559/1 560 999/1 1000
Viktor Troicki 572/1 573 999/1 1000
S Bolelli 588/1 589 999/1 1000
Frank Dancevic 591/1 592 999/1 1000
N Lapentti 617/1 618 999/1 1000
Julien Benneteau 631/1 632 999/1 1000
Jarkko Nieminen 632/1 633 999/1 1000
Nicolas Mahut 636/1 637 999/1 1000
A Calleri 712/1 713 999/1 1000
Arnaud Clement 717/1 718 999/1 1000
Marc Gicquel 723/1 724 999/1 1000
Sebastien Grosjean 730/1 731 999/1 1000
Steve Darcis 744/1 745 999/1 1000
Thomas Johansson 744/1 745 999/1 1000
Yen Hsun Lu 747/1 748 999/1 1000
Rainer Schuettler 773/1 774 999/1 1000
Florent Serra 775/1 776 999/1 1000
Kei Nishikori 793/1 794 999/1 1000
Eduardo Schwank 797/1 798 999/1 1000
Evgeny Korolev 835/1 836 999/1 1000
V Hanescu 856/1 857 999/1 1000
Jose Acasuso 856/1 857 999/1 1000
O Rochus 859/1 860 999/1 1000
Jesse Levine 947/1 948 999/1 1000
D Sela 994/1 995 999/1 1000
Fabrice Santoro 1023/1 1024 999/1 1000
Bobby Reynolds 1027/1 1028 999/1 1000
Chris Guccione 1038/1 1039 999/1 1000
Potito Starace 1047/1 1048 999/1 1000
Amer Delic 1059/1 1060 999/1 1000
Donald Young 1069/1 1070 999/1 1000
Marcel Granollers 1122/1 1123 999/1 1000
D Gremelmayr 1177/1 1178 999/1 1000
Michael Berrer 1184/1 1185 999/1 1000
Wayne Odesnik 1184/1 1185 999/1 1000
I Minar 1331/1 1332 999/1 1000
Mischa Zverev 1343/1 1344 999/1 1000
Fabio Fognini 1344/1 1345 999/1 1000
Igor Kunitsyn 1437/1 1438 999/1 1000
Luis Horna 1440/1 1441 999/1 1000
Albert Montanes 1481/1 1482 999/1 1000
Hyung Taik Lee 1485/1 1486 999/1 1000
Ivan Navarro 1547/1 1548 999/1 1000
Vincent Spadea 1556/1 1557 999/1 1000
Jeremy Chardy 1568/1 1569 999/1 1000
Nicolas Devilder 1596/1 1597 999/1 1000
Roko Karanusic 1827/1 1828 999/1 1000
D Hrbaty 1871/1 1872 999/1 1000
Sam Warburg 2084/1 2085 999/1 1000
T Bellucci 2137/1 2138 999/1 1000
Scoville Jenkins 2167/1 2168 999/1 1000
Teimuraz Gabashvili 2189/1 2190 999/1 1000
Martin Vassallo Arguello 2424/1 2425 999/1 1000
Maximo Gonzalez 2437/1 2438 999/1 1000
Jiri Vanek 2440/1 2441 999/1 1000
Pablo Andujar 2497/1 2498 999/1 1000
Brendan Evans 2559/1 2560 999/1 1000
Oscar Hernandez 2572/1 2573 999/1 1000
Santiago Ventura 2652/1 2653 999/1 1000
M Daniel 2680/1 2681 999/1 1000
Frederico Gil 2711/1 2712 999/1 1000
Carsten Ball 2903/1 2904 999/1 1000
Sergio Roitman 3252/1 3253 999/1 1000
Laurent Recouderc 3344/1 3345 999/1 1000
Austin Krajicek 3528/1 3529 999/1 1000