Stanislas Wawrinka has been in arguably the form of his career at Flushing Meadows thus far and though his record against Novak Djokovic leaves a lot to be desired he could give the No.1 seed a run for his money.
The Swiss star is currently priced at 7/2 to reach the US Open final after losing 14 of his previous 16 meetings with Djokovic.
But after an imperious 3-0 win over current US Open and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in the last round, Wawrinka will be brimming with confidence ahead of this match-up against a player the Scot previously vanquished at SW19.
Djokovic remains the heavy favourite to progress at odds of 1/5 but, as his 3-1 victory over a tired Mikhail Youzhny suggested, the 26-year-old is not completely invincible.
After all, his Russian opponent had just come through a gruelling five-set epic against Leyton Hewitt in the previous round and yet still managed to take a set from the Australian Open champion.
While Wawrinka’s chances of claiming a surprise win remain slim, with the 28-year-old last beating Djokovic way back in 2006, he could repeat the success of Youzhny and claim a set with odds of 9/4 available on a 3-1 victory for the Serb.
Then again, the current World No.10 could go one better, with odds of 6/1 offered on a 3-2 victory for Djokovic.
These two last met at this year’s Australian Open, with Wawrinka providing a stern test of the 26-year-old’s title credentials that resulted in the Wimbledon finalist narrowly escaping with a 3-2 victory.
On that occasion the final set of the match ended in an epic 12-10 score in the Serb’s favour and with odds of 5/6 available on this match featuring over 37.5 games, backing another epic could leave you quids in.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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