This year features a number of genuine contenders in what should be one of the most tightly contested slams of the year; even opening the door for some roughies after 2009 champion Roger Federer withdrew through injury.
Germany’s Angelique Kerber has steamrolled her way to yet another grand slam final in 2016 with the world number one aiming to collect her second major of 2016.
UBET takes a look at some of the best 2016 U.S. Open chances in both the ATP and WTA.
An interesting battle looms between seven-time champion Roger Federer and the underdog Canadian Milos Raonic in the semi-finals of tennis’ most prestigious event; Wimbledon. Since Novak Djokovic’s shock early departure from the tournament, men still in contention have been licking their lips with delight.
The most prestigious tennis tournament in the world takes place at the All England Club in late June and features some of the most talented athletes on the planet. World Number 1 Novak Djokovic is the raging hot favourite to win his third straight crown to keep him on track for a calendar year Grand Slam: something that has not been done since the great Rod Laver achieved the feat twice in 1962 and 1969.
The second of four grand slams, the French Open, is played at Paris’ Roland Garros and is the only major tournament played on a clay surface. Generally starting in May, around three to four months after the Australian Open’s completion, the Men’s title features a couple of former champions in Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal attempting to prevent world number one Novak Djokovic from completing his career grand slam by holding aloft the famous piece of silverware at the end of the two week event.
We now head into the second week of the year's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open. There's been plenty of upsets across both the men and women's draws, but a lot of the draw card names still remain and will be stepping it up as they fight for a spot in the final and a shot at a Grand Slam title. You can keep up with the progress of each player and view potential future matchup's in our finals bracket below.
The year’s first Grand Slam kicks off next week and as always, it’s shaping as a very interesting tournament. In the men’s draw, Novak Djokovic will be heavily favoured to win after an absolutely stellar year in 2015, whilst the women’s draw is a little more open thanks in part to a lot of injuries leading into the tournament