It was another hard-court victory for Rafael Nadal as the Spaniard defeated American John Isner in the final of the ATP Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Isner pushed Nadal, though, as the final tally was 7-6 (10-8), 6-6 (7-3).
Nadal has had a particularly good season on hard surfaces in 2013 and goes into the US Open looking very strong. With the win in Cincinnati, Nadal improves his hard-court record to 16-0 on the season.
Rafa, who last won the US Open in 2010, is currently priced at +275 (Bet365) to win outright.
Here is a look at the current odds for the Open which begins August 26.