|The final Grand Slam in the tennis calendar begins on Monday, when the world’s best players descend on New York’s Flushing Meadows for the 125th US Open. It comes as no surprise that PinnacleSports.com has made Roger Federer the overwhelming favourite to retain his third consecutive title.|
The world number one will join an illustrious group of legends to have won three consecutive US Opens, including Ivan Lendl and Jon McEnroe, should he win this year’s title. PinnacleSports.com has posted him at 5/9 to achieve that feat with his main rival and French Open winner Raphael Nadal second favourite at 11/2, with former champion Andy Roddick at 12/1, whilst two-time champion Andre Agassi is a 106/1 outsider to bring a fairytale end to his career.
In the women’s draw, PinnacleSports.com has 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova as the marginal favourite at 3/1, with 2003 US Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne second favourite at 7/2 and world number one and this year’s Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo next at 9/2.