IT’S the start of the US Open today – the final Grand Slam of the season – and British No.1 Andy Murray hopes to reclaim the title he won in 2012.
The super Scot is 9-2 for glory at Paddy Power who make him 9-2 to lose in the final, 7-2 to crash out in the semis and 10-3 to suffer quarter-final defeat.
Novak Djokovic is 6-5 title favourite at Skybet and Roger Federer, so impressive in recent weeks as he despatched the world No.1 and Murray in Cincinnati, is 4-1 with bet365.
Federer and Murray are on collision course for a last-four meeting and I fancy the Swiss to reach the final before finding Djokovic a step too far. So the straight forecast of Djokovic, Federer at 4-1 with Skybet holds appeal.
Today’s first-round matches include Djokovic against Joao Sousa, fourth seed Kei Nishikori versus Benoit Paire and defending champ Marin Cilic against Guido Pella.
In the opening-day women’s singles Britain’s Heather Watson looks to win at the US Open for the first time and is 8-13 at Sportingbet against American Lauren Davis (6-4, Paddy Power).
There’s also a cricket ODI between England and Australia plus the likes of cyling and baseball among the day’s highlights so let’s hear your US Open and other sporting tips and good luck with your bets.