2022 US Open Betting Update 1st Round Upsets, and Must Wager 2nd Round Matches

2022 US Open Betting Update: 1st Round Upsets, and Must Wager 2nd Round Matches

The US Open is one of the most anticipated tournaments on the ATP/WTA calendar, but few could have predicted such a hot start with memorable matches and notable upsets. 

Second round action gets underway today at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Let’s take a look at some of the most intriguing storylines and the updated US Open Betting Odds.

US Open: Updates and Betting Opportunities

Updated Men’s Outright Odds

  • Daniil Medvedev +187
  • Rafael Nadal +333
  • Carlos Alcaraz +500
  • Nick Kyrgios +700
  • Matteo Berrettini +1400
  • Jannik Sinner +1400
  • Taylor Fritz +2000
  • Felix Auger Aliassime +2800
  • Casper Ruud +3300
  • Borna Coric +3300
  • Cam Norrie +3300

Tsitsipas Eliminated

Stefanos Tsitsipas, the fourth-ranked player in the tournament, lost his opening round match against unranked Colombian Daniel Elahi Galán. Prior to the US Open, Galán was playing in an ITF Challenger tournament, but looked more like a top-ranked player against Tsitsipas.

Galán shockingly won the first set 6-0 and continued to dominate in the second, winning 6-1. Tsitsipas charged back with a 6-3 set victory before losing 7-5 in the fourth set. He fought off eight match points before ultimately bowing out of the tournament.

Must-Bet Second Round Matches

One of the most exciting second round matches is an all-American clash between Tommy Paul (+100) and Sebastian Korda (-125). Despite being ranked higher (No. 34 to 52), Paul is actually winless (0-3) against Korda. 

Cristian Garin (+500) takes on Alex De Minaur (-800) in another match that could be closer than the betting odds suggest. Garin defeated Jiri Lehecka in four sets in the first round, while De Minaur scored an easy three-set victory over Filip Krajinovic. These two players met in the Round of 16 at Wimbledon, with Garin coming back from a 2-0 set deficit to win 2-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-4, 7-6.

Updated Women’s Outright Odds

  • Iga Swiatek +375
  • Cori Gauff +1000
  • Carolina Garcia +1200
  • Ons Jabeur +1600
  • Aryna Sabalenka +1600
  • Elena Rybakina +1800
  • Naomi Osaka +2000
  • Liudmila Samsonova +2000
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia +2200
  • Maria Sakkari +2200

Halep Goes Down

Simona Halep was even more of a betting favorite in the women’s draw than Tsitsipas in the men’s draw. The world No. 7 had been one of the hottest players on tour prior to the US Open, but lost to Daria Snigur in one of the biggest upsets in tournament history.

Snigur, a native of the Ukraine, won the match 6-2, 0-6, 6-4. It was not only her first career Grand Slam victory but her first victory on the WTA Tour. She had primarily played ITF tournaments this year and was just 0-2 on the WTA Tour. The US Open was the first Grand Slam she had even qualified for this season.

Must-Bet Second Round Matches

2019 US Open winner Bianca Andreescu improved to 11-1 in her career at the fourth Grand Slam with her first round win over Harmony Tan. Andreescu (-110) now faves Beatriz Haddad Maia (-110) in what should be another close battle. Haddad Maia didn’t lose a game in her first round match and should have the edge in this one.

Obviously, all eyes will be on the second round match between Serena Williams (+162) vs. Anna Kontaveit (-200). Taking into consideration Williams’ play this season, Kontaveit seems like the appropriate play here, but it’s hard to go against the 23-time Grand Slam winner at the US Open.

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