Canadian players well represented on U.S. Open odds

Bianca-Andreescu

Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates after a win. (Mark Blinch / CP)

Bianca Andreescu will be looking to build on her tournament victory at the Rogers Cup earlier this month as she travels to New York sporting strong +1400 odds to win the U.S. Open at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Mississauga native is coming off her third tournament victory of the season earlier this month at the Rogers Cup, but has failed to get past the second round in two previous grand slam tournament appearances this season going into first-round betting action of the 2019 U.S. Open next week at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Andreescu dominated in Toronto, knocking off three opponents ranked in the top 10, and claimed the win in the final after Serena Williams was forced to retire because of injury. The 19-year-old also earned victories this season at Indian Wells and Newport Beach, and now sits 15th on the WTA Rankings.

Williams leads the way on the women’s side at sports betting sites as a +350 favourite to capture her first U.S. Open victory since 2014. The 37-year-old has reached the final in three of the past six grand slam events, but has failed to earn a victory since her win at the 2017 Australian Open.

Williams is followed by reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep at +700, ahead of defending U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka at +800, and French Open winner Ashleigh Barty at +900, while Andreescu is joined at +1400 by Karolina Pliskova, Madison Keys, and Petra Kvitova.

Over on the men’s side, Novak Djokovic will be gunning for his third grand slam tournament victory of 2019 when he hits the court as a +110 favourite on the tennis odds.

The 32-year-old is closely trailed by Rafael Nadal, who is set as a +325 second favourite to claim his fourth career U.S. Open title, and Federer at +600, while Medvedev sits as a +1200 wager following his victory in Cincinnati.

Canada is also well represented on the men’s side, with Toronto’s Milos Raonic leading the way with +3300 odds, ahead of Felix Auger-Aliassime at +5000, and Denis Shapovalov at +6600.

Raonic was forced to withdraw from clashes with Auger-Aliassime in the Round of 32 of the Rogers Cup and the semi-final at this year’s Mercedes Cup, both due to injury.

Conversely, Auger-Aliassime has made steady gains this season. In addition to advancing to the final at Stuttgart, the 19-year-old also competed in tournament finals at Rio de Janeiro and Lyon, and will be looking to avenge his loss to Shapovalov at last year’s U.S. Open when the two meet on Monday in first-round action for the second year in a row.

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