The 2022 US Open gets underway in less than three weeks. The Canadian Open is ongoing and the Western & Southern Open begins next week. Both tournaments are primers for the fourth Grand Slam of the year.
This year’s US Open should have one of the best draws of the four Grand Slams, although there’s some concern with injuries. Let’s get into it so you can keep planning your bets against the US Open Odds.
Insider’s Betting Guide for the 2022 US Open | Golf Odds and Analysis
Men’s Outright Odds
- Novak Djokovic +150
- Daniil Medvedev +225
- Carlos Alcaraz +350
- Rafael Nadal +550
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +1200
- Alexander Zverev +1400
- Jannik Sinner +1400
- Nick Kyrgios +2000
- Matteo Berrettini +2000
- Felix Auger-Aliassime +2000
Updates on Djokovic and Nadal
Novak Djokovic missed the Australian Open earlier this year due to his vaccination status and, despite being the betting favorite for the US Open, is unlikely to compete in the fourth Grand Slam. Djokovic is still unvaccinated and the USTA is following the federal government’s stance that unvaccinated foreign citizens cannot enter the country.
There’s a petition to allow Djokovic to play, but it’s unlikely to make a difference. The 21-time Grand Slam winner recently withdrew from the Canadian Open as the Canadian government has the same vaccination policy as the US.
Rafael Nadal, meanwhile, isn’t playing in Canada due to an abdominal injury suffered during his quarterfinal win at Wimbledon. Nadal withdrew from Wimbledon and hasn’t played since. His status is worth keeping an eye on.
Medvedev the Real Favorite
Daniil Medvedev is not only the best hard court player in the world, but holds distinction as the world No. 1. He’s the defending US Open champion and is looking to become the first player to win the event in back-to-back years since Roger Federer in 2007 and 2008.
Medvedev recently won the Los Cabos Open and is a favorite to win the Canadian Open. It’s hard to see anyone stopping him right now.
Women’s Outright Odds
- Iga Swiatek +250
- Naomi Osaka +650
- Cori Gauff +1200
- Simona Halep +1200
- Elena Rybakina +1200
- Aryna Sabalenka +1400
- Ons Jabeur +1400
- Paula Badosa Gibert +1600
- Serena Williams +1600
- Bianca Andreescu +1600
Serena’s Last US Open
Serena Williams made a surprise return at Wimbledon earlier this year, but that run was cut short as she lost in the first round. Williams vowed to at least play the US Open later this year after her Wimbledon loss, but made no other comments on her playing future.
However, Williams made it official on Tuesday, announcing that she was “evolving” away from her playing days – she doesn’t like the term “retiring,” but that’s what she’s doing, for all intents and purposes.
Winning the US Open would be a remarkable achievement and a great way for Williams to conclude her career, but it’s highly unlikely. She did win her first match in the Canadian Open, so it’s worth tracking to see if she can gain some momentum against higher caliber players.
Is Swiatek Rattled?
Iga Swiatek, the betting favorite, had won more than 30 matches in a row prior to Wimbledon, where she was also the overwhelming betting favorite. However, she lost in the third round and hasn’t looked the same since.
Swiatek participated in the Poland Open (her home country), but lost in the quarter-finals to Alize Cornet. She also needed three sets to win her second round match, which is something she rarely needed during her dominant run earlier this year.
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