Can the Big Four Maintain Dominance in Aussie Open Futures?

Father Time and injuries have threatened Olympus in Men’s tennis.  Four men reigned supreme in most every grand same until 2014.  Usurpers have entered the picture as an aging Federer is holding his own.  Novak regains the #1 spot but Nadal and Murray had a year to forget.  With Stan’s title defense coming up, did the big four hold sway in the offshore report on the futures in Australia?

One Holds Dominion 

No surprise here as the #1 player in the world is the favorite for this title.  The amount that he is in comparison to the rest of the field has a few eyebrows raised.  +115 allows for some profit to be had but against a loaded field this seems kind of low.  The reason it is can be illuminated by the next three in the pecking order as seen here.

  • Nadal +600
  • Federer +675
  • Murray +900

Even with the struggles of Andy Murray, he has held onto his perch as the next closest person resides at +1300.  The defending champ is there with Kei Nishikori at +1500 with his familiarity with the region of the world and his game complementing the surface there nicely.

Aussie Futures

Way Down the Pecking Order

The other aspirants are viewed as having little chance or being residents of the top ten whom are stable but can not overcome the gauntlet of the top four.  Cilic (+2500) and Raonic (+5000) suffer here due to late season struggles.  Berdych (+5000) and Tsonga (+6600) can cause  an upset or two but do not have the mental makeup to see it through to hoist the trophy.  Finally ,Ferrer is a game at +10000 but age has eroded the skill set needed for any far fetched hopes to be fulfilled.

This might be the year to swing for the fences with a future or two outside the top four.  A player normally would have to play at least two of these top four to win the event.  That requirement is next to impossible for most outside this quad.  Now with Murray really vulnerable, those in his side of the draw have the best hope to return your money.  Good fortune in your wagering and we will talk again next week at