10 Sep

Djokovic vs Wawrinka US Open final preview & prediction

US OPEN final prediction

US Open final preview & prediction Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka:

It was an explosive friday yesterday with all of our main predictions hitting in the semifinals and now Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka will battle it out for the title in the 2016 US Open final. Both players have had a similar story in the tournament, being two big question marks for fans, bookmakers and punters. Novak Djokovic being in a slump was the talk of the tennis world after he dropped out in the first round at the Rio Olympics prior to getting knocked out in the third round of Wimbledon. Nole had also rumor of being injured for this tournament as he withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters due to a recurring wrist injury, however Djokovic got his way to the finals paved out for him as prior to the semis he had only played 10 sets in total. The viking predicted that we would see the Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils semi go over 3.5 sets and it did, though Novak looked to be back to his old dominating style and we’re sure that he’s out of his slump after that performance.

Stan “The man” Wawrinka haven’t had the best season either, though the competition in the ATP has grown fiercer this season with Del Potro, Nadal and a few others coming out big. Early on in the tournament we were sure that Wawrinka was going to get knocked out by one of the major underdogs, he had several showing weaknesses. However Wawrinka managed to fight back after round 4, first he used his strategizing play style to revenge on Juan Martin Del Potro who knocked him out from Wimbledon. Stan showed that he had been working on his forehand which had suffered in the previous rounds once he lost momentum. Stan was the underdog coming into the finals, when he as predicted by Bettingviking in our previous preview defeated Kei Nishikori. Wawrinka lost the first set but did something which he showed us in the Del Potro game aswell, he adapted and then gained back his momentum.

This is something that is key for Wawrinka as when he has momentum he can rival anyone in the ATP’s top 5 but when he loses it his focus is quick to follow with it and we see him loosing to sub top 10 players. What Wawrinka has shown in these matches is that he has improved his willpower and that he’s capable of adapting to opponents mid-game to figure out a winning strategy and win momentum.

US OPEN final prediction

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Djokovic vs Wawrinka head to head:

“Djoker” and “Stan the man” have faced each other 25 times before dating back to 2004 and as such this is quite a classic matchup in the biggest tournaments of the ATP tour. Novak leads their head to head record with a whopping 21-4, however they’ve only faced off in one grand slam final prior to this one and that was in last years French Open final. A match that Wawrinka managed to win with 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

In that final we saw Wawrinka doing the exact same thing that he did versus Kei in the semis here at US Open, he lost the first set and then adapted and capitalized on Djokovic’s momentum by using one of his greatest strengths; Hitting ground strokes around the court to get Djoko tired.

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US Open final prediction, Wawrinka vs Djokovic:

The viking’s prediction for this US Open final between Stanislas Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic is a victory for Wawrinka in over 3 sets. Novak will be more rested than Wawrinka and as such fatigue wont be an issue for him but his wrists problems prior to the tournament is something that Stanislas is more than likely to try and abuse in his game plan. We think that for Wawrinka it’s more in reaching the finals than the final itself, once he’s there his self confidence and momentum is at it’s peak and he’s able to play to his full extent. Novak Djokovic on the other seems to always be at his full extent (with the exception of his previous slump), sure he can kick it up one level or two as we’ve seen in the classic Federer vs Djokovic grand slam finals but those finals are more than finals for Djokovic as it’s his chance to prove to the world who the true world no.1 is and that’s
something that’s sure to give him extra motivation.

They key here for Wawrinka will be the first sets, if he loses the first set he will need to comebacNovak djokovis vs stanislas wawrinka prediction & previewk with a plan that allows him to get an advantage. However this is not the easiest task versus a player like Djokovic who just seems to hit perfect balls on every stroke in just about every game he has played. This is however Wawrinka’s final to win with the personal journey he has done with his motivation and game during the tournament. We should expect Wawrinka to be at the top of his game and even if he drops the first set, he’ll have a chance to win this final.

The other good picks for this match are the over 3.5 sets pick and the over 39.5 games pick. The over 3.5 sets pick holds EXTREME value as it’s very unlikely that either player takes this 3-0, that pick should be at 1.10 not 1.50.

 

We’ve also compiled some tips for live betting on this match at the bottom of this page.

European odds from Nordicbet for the US Open final 2016:

Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka prediction:

Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka, 2 – 3 @ 7.95  

The viking’s picks for this game:

Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka, Wawrinka to win @ 3.25 

Over 3.5 sets @ 1.50 

Over 39.5 games @ 1.81 

US Friendly odds from Bovada us friendly online sportsbook for the US Open final 2016:

Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka prediction:

Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka, 2 – 3 @ +650 

The viking’s picks for this game:

Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka, Wawrinka to win @ +225  

Over 3.5 sets @ -165  

Over 39.5 games @ -120  

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Live betting tips for the US Open final 2016:

  • Watch the final live for both the entertainment and in order to capitalize on our tips here.
  • If Wawrinka looses the first set, watch the first games in the second set and look for changes in his play. Is he trying to use the court to his advantage? If Wawrinka succeeds with a new gameplan he typically plays at his top level and he could take that set very fast. Slam the second set winner line if you notice this.
  • Look for changes in Wawrinka’s momentum, when he starts to loose his focus he usually hits his forehand strokes in the net early on in the game. Livebet a few point winners on Djokovic, maybe even the game if it’s his serve.
  • Wawrinka will show that he has regained his momentum by making a finger to the head gesture, when he does this he usually have his focus back and you could try betting on a few points or even a break.
  • Watch Djokovic’s wrist and facial expressions, Wawrinka will push him to give everything he’s got and this could mean that his previous injury starts to hurt again from getting overworked. If this happens Wawrinka will notice aswell and hit hard strokes back at him, if you see this SLAM the Wawrinka winner line.
09 Sep

US Open Semifinals preview & predictions

Wawrinka vs Nishikori preview

US Open Semifinals preview & predictions:

The 2016 US Open semifinals are upon us and the stakes couldn’t be higher for world no.1 Djokovic to prove that he is back as he was “handed” yet another walk over/retire match as Tsonga was suffering from a knee injury and had to retire in the second set. His opponent here in the semis Gael Monfils put on a huge upset 3-0 win over Loucas Pouille who had knocked out Rafael Nadal in the previous round. Both the Monfils match and what proved to be the best match of the quarters (namely Wawrinka vs Del Potro) showed us a valuable point to consider when betting on these matches; fatigue.

Pouille lacked energy in his game and wasn’t as fast as he usually is which meant that Monfils could simply lob the ball over him when they met close to the net. In the Del Potro vs Wawrinka match Del Potro got the upper hand early but Wawrinka managed to win momentum and reach his unstoppable style where he can rival anyone. Stanislas managed to utilize Del Potro’s weak backhand to win easy points and as Del Potro tried to counter with slicing the ball back to recover his position he had to run quite a lot. After loosing the third set to Wawrinka it was clearly showing that Del Potro was tired in his legs and that in conjunction with loss of momentum gave Wawrinka his first impressive victory of the tournament.

Now there was one more major event that occurred in the quarters, Kei Nishikori managed to beat the world no.2 (and possibly currently the best player in the world) Andy Murray in 5 sets with 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. This match showcased one of the biggest factors to look at when live betting on tennis; Momentum. Murray started of the match by winning 5 straight games, ending the first set with 1-6. However the second set had multiple rain delays and while the match was paused Nishikori had the time to reset and regain his momentum. The break of the second set showed us yet another important factor to look at; focus. Murray was down 4-5 serving for the tie as he lost his focus and threw away the game. Andy regained it quickly though and was up 2-1 heading into the fourth set when yet another misfortunate event happened; The set was tied at 1-1 with Murray at break point as the umpire made the decision to replay the point due to the loud crowd. After this Murray completely lost his focus and Kei went on to win the set 6-1 and the next one 7-5.

US OPEN Semifinals prediction

US Open Semifinals predictions:

Now we mentioned three important things to think about from the quarterfinals and those were focus, momentum and fatigue. Three things that doesn’t directly correlate to skill but they are key when predicting matches in grand slams like the 2016 US Open. Playing up to five sets every day for a week is something that can and will take a toll on both the body and the mind of the players.

Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils prediction:

This should prove to be a very though fixture for the Frenchman Monfils as he has faced Djokovic 12 times prior to this one, a head to head which Djokovic leads with 12 to 0. This will be Monfils first grand slam semifinal in his 12 years of pro action, something which is sure to contribute to his spirit for this match. Though even if Monfils is close to the grand slam final benchmark, this looks like an easy victory for Djokovic. With Federer injured and Murray out in the quarters all of his greatest rivals are out and with that in mind it’s almost certain that Djokovic will have his mindset on winning yet another title. In addition to having won all of their previous meetings and being the superior player Djokovic will have the fatigue advantage as he have only played two full matches so far in the tournament, in fact he has only played 10 sets in total.  Compare that to Monfils 15 sets and you get quite a clear picture of who will have the most energy for the match.

US OPEN semifinals preview

Fact: Monfils did actually managed to beat Djokovic back in 2004, but in a futures match

The viking’s prediction for this match is a victory for Novak Djokovic, however the odds on him are at the correct value. We suggest that you consider a small unit play on Gael Monfils on the off chance that he wants to add a potential grand slam title to his legacy of being one of the most entertaining tennis players in history with his trick shots and energy. The picks that makes the most sense is the over 35.5 games pick (has a chance to hit even at 3 sets) and the over 3.5 sets pick as Djokovic injured wrist rumors (prior to the tournament) and Monfils potential legacy win must be taken into account here.

Bet on our recommended picks here:

Over 35.5 games @ 1.15  

Over 35.5 games win @ -750 

 

Stanislas Wawrinka vs Kei Nishikori prediction:

This is probably one of the hardest matches to predict of the tournament as Stan Wawrinka holds the upper hand in terms of pure skill and strategy. Though Nishikori isn’t far behind and he has looked way better than Wawrinka in the tournament so far. The duo has a head to head record of 3-2 in favor of “Stan the man” but Nishikori won their most recent fixture with 7-6, 6-1 at the quarters of the Canadian Masters two months ago.

We doubted Stan at the quarters due to his very lackluster performance in the first rounds but he proved that with his ability to strategize and use the court to his advantage he can be unstoppable. This is also Stans greatest strength as he’s able to get his opponent in a really bad position and then use his great play to take easy points, pair this with a strong serve and overall great skill. However being a very aggressive player Stan is prone to make mistakes at times and his results usually correlate to his momentum which often makes him drop focus and throw away points or makes him absolutely dominate the very elite of the tennis world.

Kei Nishikori has a bit similar play style to Wawrinka and is an aggressive player himself, however he utilizes speed to get into great positions and finish off his opponents. Nishikori has shown this tournament that he can handle a wide variety of skill sets; defeating Karlovic in straight sets and overcoming Murray, two very different players.

The key point for this match will be momentum, Nishikori will need to make a few smart plays to get Stan to drop his momentum and then get him into tilting mode. Stan on the other hand could out strategize Nishikori and make him run to much in the opening sets. The viking’s prediction for this match is a victory for Wawrinka as he will have his fire back after defeating Del Potro, Stan frequently put his finger against his head to show Del Potro that he can’t get into his head and drop his momentum. After making that clear statement and then living up to it Stan is sure to have his spirits and focus at high levels.  We value both winner selections at about even odds. This means that there is positive value in betting on Stanislas which in turn means that it’s a very good bet in statistical terms.

Wawrinka vs Nishikori preview

Bet on our recommended picks here:

Stanislas Wawrinka to win @ 2.15  

Stanislas Wawrinka to win @ +120 

06 Sep

US Open quarterfinals preview & predictions 2016

Us Open quarterfinals prediction

US Open quarterfinals preview & prediction:

This year’s US Open is progressing nicely and we’re already at the quarterfinals stage of the grand slam. The 4th round gave us a few upsets as Rafael Nadal fell under the pressure and lost to Loucas Pouille in an epic 5-set tiebreak, Nadal was down 2-1 in sets and it looked like it was over for Rafa but momentum shifted and Rafa took back the 4th set with 6-3, Pouille managed to fight back and won the match at 8-6 in the tiebreak. The highlights of the mens tournament were Djokovic, Murray and Nishikori. All three players put on impressive matches and they all won in straight sets. Andy Murray managed to defeat Grigor Dimitrov while only dropping 5 games in total, Kei Nishikori on the other hand showed that he is more than capable of dealing with niche players such as Ivo Karlovic as he countered Ivo’s serve with superior movement. The womens tournament gave us a few more upsets as Sevastova, Pliskova, Wozniacki and Konjuh managed to defeat some of the top ranked players in the WTA. The most notable match here was when Pliskova recovered a 6-4, 3-1 disadvantage against Venus Williams into a 6-4, 4-6, 6-7 victory. If you followed our tips for round 4 you would’ve hit 3/5 of the unit bets in addition to two upsets in Sevastova and Pouille.

Stanislas Wawrinka:

In addition to Venus Williams there was one other player that put on yet again an immensely underwhelming performance, namely: “Stan the man” Wawrinka. Stanislas has shown that he isn’t at his top level which is on par with Djokovic and Murray. Since his second round game versus Giannessi we’ve noticed that he’s struggling with his focus and as a result his forehand is suffering. Wawrinka barely made it through the third round after recovering from match point against Daniel Evans. These issues were yet again showing in the fourth round and Wawrinka dropped match point at straight sets versus Illya Marchenko even if he managed to regain focus in the fourth set which he won with 6-3 following a cheap break this is something which we recommend that you look for in Wawrinka’s upcoming matches. If you see him getting frustrated then back his opponent for the next game. Wawrinka is an aggressive player who uses the court to win advantages so these kind of situations are bound to happen, with this tip you could make quite a bit of money with some smart live betting.

Us Open quarterfinals prediction

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Novak Djokovic vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga prediction:

This match will be the first real test of the tournament for Djokovic, who have had a cakewalk so far in the tournament and only played 7 sets in total. Tsonga on the other hand has not had the same luck but he has been quite convincing and only dropped 2 sets in 4 matches. This is a well tested fixture for the two players who’ve faced each other 21 times before. Djokovic has however dominated Tsonga as of late and won 11 out of their 12 latest matches, most of those victories without dropping a single set. The viking’s prediction for this match is an easy victory for Djokovic. Novak showed in his decisive victory that he’s back to his old level and he will be a lot more rested than Tsonga, something which is gigantic advantage in such an intense tournament as the US Open. Our recommendation is that you bet on Djokovic as a banker bet or an odds booster for a bigger coupon. If you’re looking for value then pick Djokovic to win in 3 sets.

Novak Djokovic to win @ 1.15  

Novak Djokovic to win @ -750 

Kei Nishikori vs Andy Murray prediction:

The fixture between Nishikori and Andy is yet another interesting one as it will be the first real test of the tournament for Murray aswell. Nishikori looked fantastic in his game versus Karlovic and managed to overcome Ivo and his impressive serve in 3 sets. Nishikori did however reveal a big weakness in that match as he dropped 4 straight points in the tiebreak after reaching match point at 6-0, if Andy can get Nishikori to drop his focus early then this could very well be a 3-0 Murray game. Not an easy task but Murray who has only dropped one set so far is looking like the best player of the tournament and he’s sure to be confident heading into the match with his recent Olympic gold and Wimbledon title in mind aswell as a 7-1 record over Nishikori. The viking’s prediction for this match is a straight set victory for Murray, simply because he’s looking like the world no.1 at the moment and he has every single advantage over Nishikori that one could have.

Andy Murray to win @ 1.16  

Andy Murray to win @ -650 

Andy Murray vs Nishikori prediction

Juan Martin Del Potro vs Stanislas Wawrinka prediction:

Juan Martin Del Potro has had a fantastic tournament so far and is taking this US Open by storm, he hasn’t dropped a single set so far which is something that even Murray or Djokovic haven’t managed. Del Potro who won the Olympic silver when he took on Murray defeated Wawrinka back at Wimbledon in 4 sets and the viking’s prediction for this match is that he will defeat in this match aswell. Del Potro has already won against both David Ferrer and Dominic Thiem, two players that were in this US Open with a shot at the title. In fact Del Potro didn’t drop a single set when doing so. Wawrinka on the other hand has as we mentioned earlier showed signs of weakness in almost every match of the tournament. This is a perfect opportunity to make a lot of money, bet BIG on Del Potro and thank us later on Twitter!

Juan Martin Del Potro to win @ 1.65  

Juan Martin Del Potro to win @ -150 

Juan Martin Del Potro Wawrinka prediction

28 Aug

US Open 2016 tennis preview & predictions

Novak Djokovic US open 2016 preview

US Open tennis 2016 preview:

The 2016 US Open starts tomorrow 29th of august over in New York at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the viking is here with some pre-tournament predictions and betting advice for you guys. Roger Federer will not be able to attend in this year’s tournament following a problematic knee injury earlier this year, the men’s bracket is stacked however with world no.1 Novak Djokovic, runner up and Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka aswell as all the other big ATP names. Djoker are the favourite to win the mens bracket, but after dropping out versus Juan Martin Del Potro in the first round of the Olympics is that the correct winners pick? The latter went on to the finals against Andy Murray where Juan Martin lost with 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.

In the women’s tournament Maria Sharapova is still suspended from WTA play following her suspension due to doping at Australian Open, Sharapova’s appeal is set in september and thus she’s out regardless if she’s granted the appeal or not. The WTA’s biggest star Serena Williams had to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters due to a shoulder injury, with the ladies bracket stacked aswell will she be able to reclaim her title and get her revenge after being so close to a true major (winning all majors in the same year) last year or will she finally drop her number one rank to Angelique Kerber.

With a lot of questions soon to be answered and 3.5 million dollars on the line the 2016 US Open provides us with a lot of nice betting opportunities and profits to be made. For specific match predictions be sure to bookmark our blog or follow us on Twitter to get daily updates on the best US Open picks.

Novak Djokovic US open 2016 preview

US Open 2016 men predictions & picks:

Novak Djokovic:

The current world no.1 have looked as if he has been struggling these last couple of months. After winning the australian open he continued to complete his career grand slam (winning all grand slam titles) at the French Open, but after that the serb hasn’t been his dominant self and dropped out early at Wimbledon just to lose in the first round of the Olympics to Juan Martin Del Potro.

However Nole himself has stated that he’s still at the peak of his career heading into the US Open and the reigning champion is a sure pick to win the title. In order to reach the finals Djokovic could face Gasquet/Isner and then Cilic in the quarters and Nadal in the semis if all players are able to advance to that particular stage. If we see a classic Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic final then it should be worth to consider that Novak has beaten Andy in two grand slam finals this year and the two titles that Andy did win (Wimbledon and singles gold in Rio) was when Novak was eliminated early in the tournaments.

Novak Djokovic will be coming into the tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.

Odds:

Novak Djokovic to win the 2016 US Open title @ 1.90  Nordicbet sportsbook

Novak Djokovic to win the 2016 US Open title @ +120 Bovada Sportsbook

Andy Murray:

Andy Murray has had one of the best streaks in his career and he has shown that he can be consistent when it matters. Andy has been in every grand slam final this year and won one of them (Wimbledon), loosing to Djokovic in the other two. Andy then proceeded to win the singles gold medals at the Rio Olympics when he beat Juan Martin Del Potro in the finals.

The question here for Andy is if his recent success is connected to Roger Federer’s knee injury and Novak Djokovic’s recent slump. The US Open will serve as Andy’s final proving ground if he can manage to win yet another grand slam this year and in doing so prove that he can surpass Novak Djokovic. Murray could face Nishikori and Wawrinka later on in the tournament if all players advance to that stage.

Andy Murray will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches, having lost to Marin Cilic in the finals of the Cincinnati Masters.

Odds:

Andy Murray to win the 2016 US Open title @ 3.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Andy Murray to win the 2016 US Open title @ +175 Bovada Sportsbook

Rafael Nadal:

The Spaniard have only claimed two titles so far this year but he’s still one of the world’s best players. Nadal’s performance at the Rio Olympics where he placed fourth in the mens singles and took the gold in the mens doubles suggests that he will be an opponent that the top tier players will have to watch out for. However if Nadal should reach the semis then it’s quite likely that he will face off versus Djokovic, a match up that Nadal has lost the last 9 out of 10 times.

Rafael Nadal will be coming into this tournament with 2 victories and 3 defeats in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.

Odds:

Rafael Nadal to win the 2016 US Open title @ 21.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Rafael Nadal to win the 2016 US Open title @ +1800 Bovada Sportsbook

Marin Cilic:

The rank 9 Marin Cilic is another contender for the title at this US Open, he has shown throughout the season that he’s able to both challenge and win against the likes of Federer and Andy Murray. He manage to take his match against Roger Federer to 5 sets in the Wimbledon quarter-finals and in the Cincinnati Masters finals he managed to beat Andy Murray in straight sets. Marin have struggled against Novak though whom have defeated him in straight sets in their 3 latest meetings, if both players reach the quarters where they will face each other then this will serve as a perfect revenge opportunity for Cilic as Novak knocked him out of the tournament last year in the semis with 6-0, 6-1, 6-2.

Marin Cilic will be coming into this tournament with 5 straight victories in his latest 5 ATP singles matches. All of those victories are from the Cincinnati Masters event where he beat Andy Murray, Thomas Berdych, and Grigor Dimitrov among others.

Odds:

Marin Cilic to win the 2016 US Open title @ 25.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Marin Cilic to win the 2016 US Open title @ +2500 Bovada Sportsbook

Juan Martin Del Potro: 

Juan Martin Del Potro stunned the tennis scene with his return to professional play at the start of this year. He has since then  managed to push himself to the top and has beat Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka in the process. Del Potro has also managed to take the silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

Del Potro will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.

Odds:

Juan Martin Del Potro to win the 2016 US Open title @ 17.50  Nordicbet sportsbook

Juan Martin Del Potro 2016 US Open title @ +1600 Bovada Sportsbook

The viking’s pick:

Our pick for this year’s tournament is Andy Murray at 3.00, the viking’s prediction is that he will at least reach the finals with his recent consistent performance in mind and if Djokovic manages to meet him there then it will be a match where he has everything to prove and Djokovic has everything to lose.

Andy Murray Us Open 2016 prediction

US Open 2016 women predictions & picks:

Serena Williams:

Serena Williams has had quite a good season this year but not one of her best as she started the year with two grand slam finals loss. First versus one of her big rivals Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open and then at the French Open versus Garbine Muguruza to whom she lost in straight sets. Though Serena managed to rebound and defeated Angelique at Wimbledon.

Post-Wimbledon Serena has been struggling though and first lost in the R16 of the Rio Olympics to Elina Svitolina and after that she had to pull out from the Cincinnati Masters event due to a shoulder injury. Williams will need beat Angelique Kerber as a potential final loss to Kerber would mean that she drops to rank 2 of the WTA.

Serena Williams will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 WTA singles matches.

Odds:

Serena Williams to win the 2016 US Open title @ 2.30  Nordicbet sportsbook

Serena Williams to win the 2016 US Open title @ +125 Bovada Sportsbook

Angelique Kerber:

Angelique Kerber has had a great season as she’ve managed to drop from rank 10 to rank 2 during the year. In the process of climbing the WTA ladder she has also won the Australian Open aswell as reached the finals at Wimbledon. In addition to all this she also managed to reach the finals at the Rio Olympics where she lost to Monica Puig with 4-6, 6-4, 1-6. Kerber also managed to reach the finals at the Cincinnati Masters where she lost to Karolina Pliskova in straight sets with 3-6, 1-6.

Kerber is currently looking as one of the most consistent players of the top-10 and will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 WTA singles matches.

Odds:

Angelique Kerber to win the 2016 US Open title @ 10.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Angelique Kerber to win the 2016 US Open title @ +900 Bovada Sportsbook

Garbine Muguruza:

Garbine made a name for herself last year when she was recognized as the big star of the future after a fantastic season which made our readers a lot of money (click the Garbine Muguruza tag to view previous previews & predictions with her). She continued that run this year when she won the French Open and headed into Wimbledon ranked 2nd in the WTA with a chance to get the first spot from Serena.

Garbine was shocked by Jana Cepelova in that grand slam however and dropped out in the second round. She then went on to Rio where she lost to the gold medalist Monica Puig early on in the tournament, though the WTA community is waiting for her to yet again show why she will become the next world no.1 and this could prove to be the perfect opportunity.

Odds:

Garbine Muguruza to win the 2016 US Open title @ 8.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Garbine Muguruza to win the 2016 US Open title @ +900 Bovada Sportsbook

The viking’s pick:

The viking’s pick for to win the women’s US Open 2016 is Angelique Kerber. Our prediction for the final is Kerber vs Muguruza, with Serena’s recent injury in mind she feels like to much of a wild card to hold any betting value. Some other notable mentions for the women’s bracket are Simona Halep and Madison Keys who could both upset the favourites.

Garbine Muguruza US OPEN 2016

Where to bet on the 2016 US Open?

If you’re looking for where to bet on the 2016 US Open then the viking recommends the bookmakers listed below, if you’re from the US then dont worry we’ve got you covered aswell.

Recommended bookmakers for US Open 2016:
Matchbook sportsbookBetsson sportsbookUnibet sportsbookNordicbet sportsbookPAF sportsbook
Recommended US bookmakers for US Open 2016:
Sportsbetting sportsbookBetonline sportsbookSportbet sportsbooksMybookie sportsbookBovada Sportsbook

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