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Majestic Federer 5/2 For US Open

Roger Federer was the bookmakers’ favourite for Wimbledon, and he underlined why that was the case by winning his eighth title at the All England Club – without dropping a set in the tournament.

It was another grass court masterclass from the 35-year-old Swiss star and took his tally of Grand Slam wins to 19 – having also won the Australian Open earlier in the year. His victory follows Rafa Nadal’s 10th title at the French Open and comes ten years on from when the year’s first 3 majors were last won by Federer, Nadal and Federer – a fitting act of time travel on the day that the first female Doctor Who was announced.

In 2007 it was Federer who went on to win the US Open and he is the favourite to do so again, at best odds of 5/2 with Paddy Power, in from 25/1 at the start of the year.

Meanwhile, Garbine Muguruza has been installed as the favourite for the US Open’s womens’ title at the US Open following her Wimbledon success – at best odds of 6/1 with Bet365 & Betfred. It is, however, her weakest of the four majors thus far – with the Spaniard never progressing beyond the second round at Flushing Meadows.