Djokovic 15/8 for US Open

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: July 6 2014, 18:56 BST

Novak Djokovic is the 15/8 favourite for the US Open title following his success at Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon champion for a second time
Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon champion for a second time

The Serb edged out Roger Federer in a five-set thriller on Sunday, winning 6-7 7-5 7-6 5-7 6-4 on Centre Court to regain the title he previously won back in 2011.

Djokovic is now rated most likely to win in New York in September, several firms cutting him after his win in SW19. All the 2/1 quotes disappeared with Coral and BetVictor prepared to offer 15/8.

The manner of Federer's performance saw his odds also trimmed in places, although Ladbrokes held firm with their standout 10/1.

That keeps him as the fourth favourite with defending champion Rafael Nadal (10/3) and 2012 winner Andy Murray (11/2) both considered both likely winners.

Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic, who both made the last four at Wimbledon, can be backed at 20/1 and 40/1 respectively.

Ladbrokes have priced up Djokovic at 33/1 to emulate Federer by winning seven Wimbledon titles. He also now has seven Grand Slams on his CV. The 27-year-old is 14/1 to join Federer on 17 before the end of his career.

As for Federer, the 'Magic Sign' make him 1/5 not to add to his Grand Slam title tally and 3/1 to retire at some point before the end of 2014.

Djokovic is a 7/4 chance with Coral to return to Wimbledon in 2015 and defend his title with Andy Murray 3/1, Rafa Nadal 7/2 and Federer on offer at 5/1.

Spokesman John Hill said: “We were top price on Djokovic before Wimbledon got underway so we laid plenty on the winner to leave punters toasting Novak.

"It was a tremendous final and we make Djokovic the favourite to defend his title in 12 months time."

Meanwhile, ladies' champion Petra Kvitova is 12/1 (general) to add the US Open title to her Wimbledon crown.

Serena Williams is the favourite but, after a string of early exits at the big tournaments, is 14/5 with bwin - the biggest price she has been to win a Grand Slam title for two years.

Kvitova is chalked up at 5/1 to successfully defend her title in SW19 next year with Paddy Power and William Hill. The latter offered 7s in the wake of her 6-3 6-0 victory over Eugenie Bouchard by were quickly forced to cut their price.

Williams is the 11/4 favourite with Power.

Posted at 1840 BST on 06/07/2014.