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Tennis’ Big Three Prepare for U.S. Open

For sports fans the term “big three” normally makes people think of basketball. When Lebron James moved to South Beach, The Miami Heat suddenly had Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Lebron James all on the same team. The trio was quickly called the “big three” and since then the term has been coming up in relation to other sports.

As the U.S. Open approaches there is great speculation over which one of the big three players will claim this year’s title

Now tennis has its own big three, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and with the U.S. Open just a few weeks away tennis fans and betting markets alike are growing in excitement over who will win the tournament.

Djokovic won last year’s tournament beating Nadal in four quick sets. According to many Djokovic’s playing in 2011 was some of the best tennis ever seen, this season he has been a little slower but still extremely impressive. Paddy Power has him as favourite to win at 9/5.

Nadal’s style of play does not really suit hard-court surfaces such as that at the U.S open. However, he did win back in 2010 and is probably Djokovic’s most formidable opponent for the world number one spot. Paddy Power has him as the second favourite to win at 11/4.

Federer was recently named as the greatest tennis player of the Open era by He has won 74 tournaments and is still playing fantastic tennis. He has won 5 consecutive US Opens and even though he hasn’t won since 2008 Paddy Power still has him at 11/2 to win.

Interestingly, Andy Murray has odds of 5/1 at Paddy Power, placing him above Federer as number 3 favourite to win. Whilst he is not considered to be one of the “big three” he is certainly an excellent player and must never be discounted.

Whoever wins it is sure to be a thrilling tournament so why not pick your favourite and take advantage of the great betting markets available.


OCA News Editor