No tears please, but Emma Raducanu’s astonishing victory in the US Open has cost me dearly – very dearly in fact!
She was a massive 100/1 to win at Flushing Meadows before the tournament, which remember she had to qualify to compete in, started.
It was an astonishing achievement which saw even the Queen join in the congratulations after the 18-year-old beat Canadian Leylah Fernandez in the final that attracted 9.2m viewers to Channel 4 on Saturday night.
Raducanu has been drastically cut to 7/1 to win Wimbledon next year – and I’m already sweating over that price because I don’t fancy losing another half-a-million like at the weekend!
Regarding the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, It’s looking like an absolutely shoo-in for Emma who is now 1/16 favourite to win the public vote and pick up the highest individual honour in UK sport.
Raducanu’s exploits even overshadowed the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford on Saturday.
CR7 is 9/4 to score first for United against Young Boys when the Champions League gets underway tonight.
United are 2/5 to win the match – while City are also odds-on to beat RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
As for the Premier League, all the top four teams won at the weekend and it’s promising to be an exciting season. I can’t see anything other than one of the current top four winning the title come May.
City, whose victory at Leicester was completely overshadowed by the Ronaldo-inspired win over Newcastle for United, are 5/4 favourites to retain the title – while European champions Chelsea are 5/2, Liverpool 9/2 and United 11/2.
An indication of how confident I am that it’s going to be one of those four being crowned champions is that Spurs are next up at 50/1 – while Arsenal, Everton, West Ham and Leicester are all as big as 200/1.
Finally, we’re close to knowing the top six play-off teams in the Betfred Super League.