Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams Still Lead The Pack For The US Open

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With Wimbledon now complete, the tennis season is now focused in the United States and towards Flushing Meadow with the US Open just several weeks away.

The men’s competition is looking likely to be extremely competitive as all three of the dominant figures of men’s tennis have reason to believe that they have a good chance of victory in New York. Although he won the title five years in a row, Roger Federer has not lifted a US Open trophy since 2008. However, Federer will go into the US Open off the back of an impressive Wimbledon, where he  nearly won an eighth Wimbledon title, falling just short against Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five set final. Djokovic himself regained the world No. 1 ranking, and under new coach Boris Becker, he will be confident of a second US Open title, following his lone triumph in 2011. And then there’s Rafa Nadal, who suffered major disappointment at Wimbledon with an early exit after his perennial French Open win. The Spaniard will be keen to show that Wimbledon was just a blip and that he’s ready to bounce back and defend his title.

While the usual suspects will likely dominate the men’s tournament, the women’s competition looks extremely open. The tennis betting odds at William Hill and elsewhere make Serena Williams the favourite and with good reason. She has won the US Open for the last two years and with the tournament on home soil, it has special meaning for the 32-year-old. However, Serena recently suffered the shock of two second round exits at both the French Open and Wimbledon, where she appeared especially out of sorts. She will be determined to prove her worth once more in her ‘home’ major.

However, there will be plenty of contenders ready to snatch the women’s crown if Williams is not up to the task. Maria Sharapova will come to Flushing Meadow with a French Open title already under her belt this season. Li Na and Simona Halep are also contenders, as is Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. However, all eyes will likely be on Canadian 20-year-old sensation Eugenie Bouchard, who entered the top ten having finished runner-up at Wimbledon. Not only does she have star quality, Bouchard also has the talent to make a major impact in New York.

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  • Liam says:

    Serena was knocked out in the 3rd round of Wimbledon, not the second as stated in the article.

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  • Nathaniel Williams says:

    Serena Williams is becoming the ” Greatest ” Female Tennis Player ” Ever ” . You heard from me ” First ! ! !

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  • Nathaniel Williams says:

    Serene Williams Is or already has become the greatest ” Female “Tennis Player ever ! Serena continue to be the ” Best ” you can be !

    Nat Williams

    P/S I almost became
    the best in ” Golf ” but that was in Albany Georgia 1964
    during the Albany Georgia Movement at Radium Spring
    Country Club when I shot a score of 64 that is still the lowest
    score ever shot there even to this “day ” !!! I personally salute
    the Staff at Radium country club for placing the article in the Albany Herald. Thanks, Nat Williams
    Nathaniel Williams

    Thanks, Nathaniel Williams

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