With Novak Djokovic Unvaccinated and Unable to Play, Who Will Be the Favorite
When it comes to US Open picks, Daniil Medvedev is the favorite to win it all on the men’s side at +175, winning his first major title last year at the US Open. Medvedev is anything but a lock, losing his last 2 matches to Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning a hard-court ATP title in Los Cabos.
Rafeal Nadel at +450, who currently owns the grandest slams in history with 22, has usually managed to stay healthy in the past at the US Open. Though Nadal lost to Borna Coric in his first match at Cincinnati, Nadal did look healthy and appears ready to go for this tournament. Also, Coric did go on to win the title at Cincinnati.
Next on the list in third place is Carlos Alcarez at +500. It’s only a matter of time until Alcarez starts winning Grand Slams. The 19-year-old has everything it takes to be great, and what better time to start winning than now?
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Iga Swiatek +300 is the clear favorite on the women’s side. Swiatek went on an impressive 37-match winning streak earlier this year, including titles on the hard court at WTA 1000, Indian Wells, Qatar Open, and Miami. After losses in Canada and at Cincinnati, Swiatek complained about the ball favoring more powerful players over more precise hitters like herself. She’ll be using those same balls at the US Open.
In faraway second is Simona Halep at +700. While the US Open hasn’t been too friendly to Halep, she has been playing well on the hard court this summer and is a former semifinalist at the US Open. Halep did pull out of Cincinnati after winning in Toronto with a hamstring issue, but it seems as if that was just being on the safe side and should be good to go.
Coco Gauff has the third favorite odds to win The US open at +1400. Gauff, the 18-year-old American, may be too young to win a grand slam for the first time in her career, but she does have the athletic ability to match up against anybody. She’s largely considered a sleeper among US Open predictions, which could make a wager on Gauff a quality value play.
Some Notable Odds and Sleepers
Here are some sleepers on the men’s side:
- Taylor Fritz +1800: is the top-ranked American in the world
- Borna Coric +2500: Beat Nadal earlier in the year and went from ranked 152 to 29 after winning at Cincinnati.
- Pablo Carreno Busta +6500
- Marin Cilic +5000
Some notable sleepers on the women’s side:
- Serena Williams +3500: Yes you read that right, Serena is +3500 at the US Open
- Karolina Pliskova +2500: Reached the US Open final in 2016, 3 quarter-finals appearances since, much closer to the Grand Slam than her odds give her credit for
- Madison Keys +3000: Keys has made plenty of deep runs on hard court and can beat anybody at her best
Free Betting Picks
US Open predictions on the men’s side:
Nadal is undefeated at Grand Slams this year, beating Medvedev at Australia; give me Nadal at +450 odds for this tournament.
US Open predictions on the women’s side:
Serena Williams +3500: No, this is not a bet with your heart wager; this is a Serena Williams at the US Open bet. I’m not saying Serena Williams should be the favorite, but what I’m saying is Serena Williams, but Serena at +355 is by far the favorite out of all my US Open Tennis predictions.
Most of these girls grew up watching Serena as their idol and now going up against her in what could be her final tournament, good luck. That’s all I can say.