Tennis News - US Open 2016

US Open Offers Record Prize

Money of £35million

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With Wimbledon still fresh in the memory for many, attentions now turn to preparations for the hard court season for the world’s top players, with the US Open at the end of August providing the perfect opportunity to end the season in style.

If players required any further motivation to perform to the best of their ability at Flushing Meadows, news that this year’s tournament will offer the richest purse in tennis history, at £35million. Such a figure is a £3million increase from 2015, with both the men’s and women’s champion earning the equal amount of £2.6million.

The tournament, which runs from the 29th August – 11th September will see an average increase of around 10% per round from last year’s competition.

Following his second Wimbledon title win, Andy Murray will be looking to continue his fine form in New York. The 2012 US Open Champion is 11/4 second favourite with bookmakers Coral to claim victory once again this year, with Novak Djokovic offered even money to recover from his early exit in South-West London in the best possible way.

Both men missed the recent Davis Cup fixture between defending champions Great Britain and Serbia in Belgrade, with the away side coming out on top despite the absence of Murray.

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Murray, along with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, have all withdrawn from the Rogers Cup in Canada, choosing instead to focus on preparations for both the US Open and Olympic Games.

Nadal has only recently returned to action following a wrist injury, and as a result is offered outsider odds of 20/1 in the tennis betting market from Coral. Coral have offered full coverage of all of 2016’s Grand Slams, and will also provide a full tennis schedule from the Rio Olympics this summer.

In the women’s draw, following her record equaling 22nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, Serena Williams will once again be the overwhelming favorite as she returns to home soil.

Williams is the 11/10 favorite with Coral at Flushing Meadows, with Wimbledon finalist Angelique Kerber at 6/1 in the tennis betting odds. Williams turns 35 in September, and shows no sign of slowing down having won nine of her twenty-two Grand Slam titles since turning 30.


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