Last year’s US Open had record setting retirements. It is forecasted to be extremely hot again and with the usual suspects coming in injured and even the likes of Djokovic not fully fit, we are in for surprises. Reassure yourself that you bet at the bookmaker with your preferred retirement payout rule.
The list of potentially too injured to compete players is worrying long. Djokovic, Wawrinka, Nadal, Monfils, Sock, Anderson, Vesely, Kyrgios, Fritz etc..can all not be considered fully fit. This makes the market volatile and uncertainty is high. Murray is probably the fittest of them all at the moment and his 2.75 to win it all is probably close to the real price. However, after his scrappy performances at the Olympics, I am not convinced Murray is worth a punt. Djokovic can also be taken on, with the Serb visually still in discomfort with his wrist injury.
Previous winners Cilic and Delpo have therefore shortened up extremely in the past weeks and it is now too late to jump on them.
Where to look for value. Again I have to settle for the quarter betting with the poor quarter of the injured Wawrinka looking the most appetising.
Third Quarter Winner
Kyrgios his attitude and commitment is always questionable but less so in Grand Slams. I like his 9.00 available at William Hill as the word from himself and his camp is positive and he will be hard to beat if he can serve well and keep double faults at minimum.
The same quarter can see a different upset and i am happy to side with Winston Salem winner Carreno Busta at 101 at ladbrokes. This is a generous price in a quarter without any of the main favourites for the title.
Back Nick Kyrgios for 9.00 at William Hill
Back Pabl0 Carreno Busta at 101.00 at Ladbrokes