Andy Murray
Andy Murray is not the favorite at the US Open, despite his victory at Wimbledon in July. Reuters

The 2013 US Open is set to begin on Monday, Aug.26 and come to a conclusion on Monday, Sept.9. Andy Murray will look to defend his first-ever Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, New York.

Novak Djokovic lost in last year’s finals as he attempted to defend his title. This year, he is the favorite to once again win the final major tournament of the year. The online betting Web site Bovada puts his odds of winning the men’s single title at 2/1.

Djokovic, though, does have some company at the top of the list. Rafael Nadal has also been given 2/1 odds. Of his 12 career Grand Slam first place finishes, his only US Open win came in 2010. Nadal has been impressive since returning from an injury that kept him off the court for seven months. A win would give him sole possession of third place on the all-time list of Grand Slam singles titles winners. He’s currently tied with Roy Emerson, behind Roger Federer and Pete Sampras.

One year ago, Murray was still looking to get his first major victory. Now, the tennis player is looking to win his third career major and second in as many tries. Murray beat Djokovic in the 2012 Finals, and is coming off a win at Wimbledon in early July.

A Murray - Djokovic final won't be a possibility this time around, though. If the two meet for a rematch, it will come in the semifinals.

After the first three favorites, only Juan Martin Del Potro and Roger Federer are considered to have much of a chance of winning. Del Potro’s odds come in at 11/1, while Federer is right behind him at 12/1. Federer hasn’t won a US Open title since 2008, when he capped off a string of five straight first-place finishes at the event.

Federer enters the 2013 US Open as the No.7 tennis player in the world. He hasn’t played in the tourney with such a low ranking since 2002. By doing so, he could face No.2 Nadal as early as the quarterfinals.

Tomas Berdych and Josh Isner have the sixth and seventh best odds, but they are relative longshots at 40/1 and 50/1, respectively. David Ferrer and Jerzy Janowicz each come in at 66/1.

The women’s side features a much bigger favorite. A prospective gambler must risk more money than they are able to win if they decide to bet on Serena Williams. She has yet to win a major in 2013, but her odds have been set at 10/13.

Victoria Azarenka is Williams’s biggest competition with 7/2 odds. Agnieszka Radwanska, Nai Li and Petra Kvitova are listed at 18/1, 20/1, and 22/1, respectively.

Below are the betting odds for the top men and women competitors that are playing in the 2013 US Open.


Novak Djokovic 2/1

Rafael Nadal 2/1

Andy Murray 7/2

Juan martin Del Potro 11/1

Roger Federer 12/1

Tomas Berdych 40/1

John Isner 50/1

David Ferrer 66/1

Jerzy Janowicz 66/1

Ernests Gulbis 100/1

Milos Raonic 100/1

Grigor Dimitrov 150/1

Tommy Haas 150/1


Serena Williams 10/13

Victoria Azarenka 7/2

Agnieszka Radwanska 18/1

Na Li 20/1

Petra Kvitova 22/1

Samantha Stosur 25/1

Sloane Stephens 28/1

Sabine Lisicki 33/1

Angelique Kerber 66/1

Carolina Wozniacki 66/1

Ana Ivanovic 100/1

Julia Goerges 100/1

Laura Robson 100/1

Venus Williams 150/1