Come 2012, the US Open Tennis Championship is going to blaze a trail!
Among the Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the US Open reigns supreme. Expectations for a sizzling-hot contest in 2012 are high and momentum is steadily building. Novak Djokovic is rated by punters as the most likely to win this stellar event. Top UK bookmaker 888sport has pinned odds of 6/4 on Djokovic winning the contest. Close behind him are the following tennis stars:
• Rafael Nadal on odds of 6/4
• Roger Federer on odds of 5/1
• Andy Murray on odds of 11/2
• Juan Martin Del Potro on odds of 8/1
• Jo-Wilfred Tsonga on odds of 25/1
The longshot selections in the US Open Men’s Tennis Championship are Richard Gasquet with odds of 150/1 and John Isner on odds of 100/1. Punters wishing to make betting selections on the Women’s Winner for 2012 will find 888sport - the premier UK Internet bookmaker – up to the challenge. The outright favourite is Serena Williams on odds of 7/4 and close behind her is Petra Kvitova on odds of 3/1. Among sporting pundits the following selections and odds dominate women’s tennis for the 2012 US Open:
• Victoria Azarenka on odds of 7/1
• Samantha Stosur on odds of 8/1
• Maria Sharapova on odds of 9/1
• Kim Clijsters on odds of 10/1
• Caroline Wozniacki on odds of 14/1
• Agnieszka Radwanska on odds of 40/1
The longshots for the US Open Women’s Championship include Angelique Kerber on betting odds of 50/1 and Svetlana Kuznetsova on odds of 66/1.
A Recent History of the US Open Championship
During the course of 2010, the US Open Tennis Championship saw over 700,000 fans streaming into the tennis grounds at Flushing Meadows, New York. Figures like that are commonplace in what is arguably the most prestigious of the 4 Grand Slams. While the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the French Open are supreme sporting contests, the US Open retains an extra special place in pundits’ eyes and it is packed with rollicking entertainment with fast and furious play. Betting selections are varied and take place over the full 2 week duration of the contest.
The tourney takes place during September and it is showcased on all the major sports channels around the world, including the BBC, Sky Sports and more. Tennis aficionados can catch up on the tournament history, the latest stats, news and reviews of the players as and when the action happens. Many stars have shone at the US Open, including Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, Rafael Nadal and most recently Novak Djokovic. Indeed the latter two players have been sparring for dominance in this contest, but Djokovic now has the upper hand. The 2011 US Open Men’s Final was decided in 4 sets:
• Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: 6/2, 6/4, 6/7 (3/7) and 6/1
The Women’s Final of the US Open in 2011 was decided in 2 straights sets:
• Serena Williams vs Samantha Stosur: 2/6 and 3/6
Betting on the Ladies Action of the US Open Tennis Championship
For the ladies, the action was equally enthralling. Top seeds in the ladies US Open contest include the likes of Kim Clijsters, Vera Zvonareva and loads of others. Tennis stars of yesteryear abound in Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Billie Jean King and Venus Williams. Betting enthusiasts will be able to find a detailed history of the selections for top betting odds at 888sport.
During the recent US Open Tennis Championship, not even the weather could keep the fans away. There were hundreds of thousands of fans flooding into the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center – in spite of the severe weather warnings taking place. CBS Sports and other leading sports broadcasters were abuzz with frenetic activity. The tennis action kicked off in late August and September of 2011 showcased a glittering spectacle with the final men’s championship between Nadal and Djokovic.
Tennis on TV also pulls in the big numbers with over 53 million viewers tuning in to enjoy star-studded entertainment. Following from standard viewership figures, the men’s final attracted some 11.8 million viewers and the women’s final attracted some 13.8 million viewers. A stunning tally of new visitors to the US Open was recorded in 2011 – over 15 million. The number of total visitors was listed as 51 million.
The Payday for the US Open Tennis Championship
Top contenders in the US Open are handsomely rewarded for their effective performances with big money changing hands. There are some 128 Draws for both men and women in the singles tournament. The winners receive $1.8 million each and the runners-up receive $900,000 each. The sets of semi-finalists receive $450,000 and the quarter finalists receive $225,000. The US Open provides plenty of incentive for players to coin it with betting selections on the Round of 16 ($110,000), the 3rd Round ($55,000), the 2nd Round ($31,000) and the 1st Round ($19,000). In total there is some $8.468 million waiting to be won per contest (Mens and Womens).
Predictions, History and Selections for the US Open
Online betting is available for the US Open Tennis Championships at all leading bookmakers. Predictions, stats, history and betting odds are readily available to a global audience of tennis aficionados. The stage has been set for a glittering run-up to the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships. Live in-play betting and free bets abound at 888sport. Players can make safe and secure deposits and enjoy premium betting selections at every turn.