Wednesday, 11 September 2013
US Open Overview
In the outright markets Novak Djokovic (15/8) reached his third Grand Slam final of the year at the US Open and what was initially as testing a path to the final as he could have received on paper proved to be largely anything but.
Djokovic and Rafael Nadal played another typically awe inspiring match against each other on hard courts in the final and while both looked capable of running away with the final at various points it was eventually Nadal who did so in the fourth set after what proved to be a critical third set where Djokovic had plenty of chances.
Earlier in the tournament Juan Martin del Potro (33/1) exited surprisingly early at the hands of Lleyton Hewitt in the second round. Nadal (10/11) breezed his way to the final and we were able to extract great value with that selection as Nadal's cumulative match betting price to reach the final ended up being around 1/4 as opposed to the 10/11 we took him at.
Jerzy Janowicz's (4/1) tournament was partly derailed by a back injury and he wasn't able to advance beyond the first round in what had the makings of a negotiable draw.
In the women's event Victoria Azarenka (5/1 each-way) once again proved she's head and shoulders above anyone on hard courts who isn't named Serena Williams. Azarenka reached her second consecutive US Open final despite performing well below par in the mid rounds and continued to struggle on serve as she has done since returning from injury post-Wimbledon.
Much to the surprise of some (don't ask me why) the final was a highly competitive affair as the past three hard court finals between Williams and Azarenka had also been with all going the distance. Williams leveled up their outdoor hard court battles at 2-2 over the past 12 months and few would expect anything other than repeat finals at the WTA YEC in Istanbul later this year and next year's Australian Open.
Simona Halep (11/2) lost out to an inspired Flavia Pennetta in her quest to reach the latter stages. The Williams/Azarenka (6/5) final became a reality as we know with Williams being untroubled on her way to the final while Azarenka was forced into deciders by Alize Cornet and Ana Ivanovic.
In match bets Elina Svitolina (8/13) wasted untold amounts of break points against Christina McHale while Daniela Hantuchova (11/8) eventually saw off Alison Riske in three sets having blown a set and a break lead.
US Open performance - Stake: 32.00 Profit/Loss: +8.57 ROI: 26.78%
Season performance - Stake: 296.50 Profit/Loss: +27.89 ROI: 9.41%
The Overrule will be on hiatus from now and during the Asian swing of the season before returning at the resumption of the indoor season up until the respective end to the year of both tours. Tomorrow The Overrule will overview our pending Specials selections for the season.
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