Regardless of this Sunday’s outcome, Kevin Anderson already secured his return to the top 15 for the first time since March 2016. As we mentioned in previous analysis, playing in Flushing Meadows brings the best out of Anderson with a phenomenal 85.71% winning record on his last three appearances in New York. Adding to this, the 31-year-old is just one win away from becoming the first South-African to win the title at the US Open.
Rafael Nadal continues his sensational run in 2017. Despite some concerns regarding Nadal’s physical condition after his lack of success in 2016, the 15-time Grand Slam champion couldn’t have asked for a better return to the sport this season. Besides regaining the no.1 spot on the ATP World Tour ranking for the first time since 2014, the 31-year-old from Mallorca won his 10th career title in Roland Garros.
The bookmakers expect a straightforward win from Nadal with the Spaniard available at 7/50 at Coral while BetVictor offers 13/2 for Anderson’s victory. Despite Kevin’s unquestionable quality, it’s impossible to go against the Spaniard on a Grand Slam Final. Adding to this, Nadal won all their previous four encounters on the ATP World Tour. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to place a bet on Nadal’s -2.5 Set Handicap at 93/100 at Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this contest.