Novak & Serena Favoured Yet Again In New York

Aug 25, 2014

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are the bookies favourites to once again lift their respective trophies after two week’s of exciting tennis action at the US Open in New York, that should hardly be a surprise however as both players are ranked No.1 in the world and have always enjoyed their share of success at Flushing Meadows, their respective build up prior to the US Open however reads a little different, Novak is coming into New York short of match play after dipping out in Toronto and Cincinnati on his favoured hard court surface, while Serena is heading into the Open full of confidence after winning hard court titles in Stanford and Cincinnati respectively in the past month.

The hottest player on the men’s tour right now is the 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer who reached the final in Toronto (lost to Tsonga) and then backed that good week up with a title run in Cincinnati the following week, the Swiss maestro seems to be fit and healthy and playing some of his best tennis for some time, with a favourable looking draw some would argue that Roger is in fact the favourite in the men’s championship at Queens over the next two weeks, Serena is the clear favourite in the women’s singles once again but the 32 year old 17-time Grand Slam champ has been the favourite at all three majors this year and failed to deliver.

Most tennis pundits are predicting a Novak v Roger finale in the men already and most of those people are also predicting Serena to be shooting for GS No.18 on the second Saturday of the tournament, however who will be potentially facing Miss Williams on the other side of the net is certainly up for debate, world No.2 Simona Halep, Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova and the French Open champ Maria Sharapova seem the most likely on paper among the women to do battle against Serena for the title, Eugenie Bouchard has been the most consistent performer at the Slams this year so the young Canadian could be keen to deliver again in the Big Apple while in-form top ten players Aggie Radwanska, Angelique Kerber and Ana Ivanovic will be keen for a deep run also.

The last Grand Slam of the year has begun, so who is your favourite and why? Will it really be another instalment of Novak v Roger for the men’s title? And will it be Serena versus a fellow Grand Slam champ yet again in the women’s decider?…..Share your views and have your say GSFT fans.

Written by: Tono

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