The exit of Tomas Berdych from the US Open at Flushing Meadows has left many Online Tennis Betting experts and punters in shock. Having reached the final of Wimbledon, the Grand Slam that precedes the US Open, Berdych was widely regarded as a potential finalist in this year’s final Grand Slam event.
Having suffered his surprise straight sets defeat to Michael Llodra, Berdych will now be hoping that he is capable of using the Australian Open 2011 to return to the kind of form that has seen him earn himself a career high number 7 ranking on the men’s ATP tour.
However, his exit from the US Open has created a situation in which he has given other players the opportunity to excel in a side of the draw that is now much more competitive than it was previously. One of those who could benefit is the British hope Andy Murray, who was expected to face Berdych in a quarter final match, something that the Brit will now not have to think about, giving him a far higher chance of winning his first Grand Slam title.
With Andy Roddick the other high-profile name to exit the US Open in the first round, Berdych will no doubt be one of the many players to argue that the extreme heat of the US Open has left the tournament producing a far lower standard of tennis than was hoped for by both fans and organisers.
With the US Open still in its early days but providing tennis fans with two early ATP tour betting shocks in the men’s singles event already, this year’s tournament is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable in recent history