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US Open 2018: Rundown of the favourites

The final Grand Slam of the year is set to take place in New York City at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, from 27 August to 9 September.

This marks the 138th iteration of the tournament and it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent memory.

Both the men’s and women’s champions will be taking home a prize of £2.99m ($3.8m), a considerable increase from last year’s prize, and the competition couldn’t look fiercer.

Despite his defeat at the hands of newcomer Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Rogers Cup, Novak Djokovic is still the bookies favourite to win the men’s singles, with Bet365 offering odds of 11/4.

Rafael Nadal, who has won the tournament three times previously, is a close second at 4/1.

Roger Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam and five-time US Open winner, is also 4/1.

The women’s singles is looking even more exciting, and six-time champion Serena Williams is the bookies favourite to win at 5/1.

Three-time Major winner Angelique Kerber is a close second to win the tournament at 7/1.

Simona Halep is also a strong contender, with odds of 7/1. Halep won her first Grand Slam at this year’s French Open.

Jake Patel
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