ATP & WTA 2022 US Open Odds Update: Djokovic Betting Favorite Despite Not Attending

ATP & WTA 2022 US Open Odds Update: Djokovic Betting Favorite Despite Not Attending

The US Open, the fourth Grand Slam and one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world, finally gets underway on Monday, August 29. The two-week tournament takes place at the USTA Billie Jeaning National Tennis Center in New York City.

The draw for both the men’s and women’s tournament is star-studded, even without Novak Djokovic, who is unlikely to participate due to his COVID-19 vaccination status. Serena Williams will likely play the last match of her career at the US Open and several up-and-coming stars on the women’s side are looking to rise to the occasion and fill the void left behind by the GOAT. Check out that latest news out there in our US Open Betting update. 

Tennis Betting Analysis for the Rapidly Approaching 2022 US Open Tournament

Men’s Outright Odds

  • Novak Djokovic +150
  • Daniil Medvedev +225
  • Carlos Alcaraz +333
  • Rafael Nadal +500
  • Nick Kyrgios +800
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas +1200
  • Alexander Zverev +1400
  • Jannik Sinner +1400
  • Taylor Fritz +2000
  • Felix Auger Aliassime +2000

How the Favorites Have Fared

Despite being the betting favorite, Djokovic is unlikely to compete in the US Open. He missed the Australian Open earlier this year because of his vaccination status and it doesn’t appear as though the American government is willing to change its stance on unvaccinated travelers.

John McEnroe recently spoke up in favor of Djokovic, saying he should be allowed to compete, and there’s an ongoing petition in which fans are seeking to have the Serbian chase his 22nd Grand Slam.

Daniil Medvedev, the world No. 1, is coming off of a shocking defeat to Nick Kyrgios in the Round of 32 at the Canadian Open, but has performed well this year. He won the Los Cabos Open the week prior.

Rafael Nadal, absent since Wimbledon due to an abdominal injury, is cleared for action and competing in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Longshots

One of the best bets outside of the top 10 betting favorites is Hubert Hurkacz (+5000). A strong player on the hard court, Hurkacz reached the final of the Canadian Open with impressive victories over Kyrgios and Casper Ruud.

Women’s Outright Odds

  • Iga Swiatek +275
  • Simona Halep +800
  • Naomi Osaka +900
  • Cori Gauff +1100
  • Elena Rybakina +1400
  • Ons Jabeur +1400
  • Aryna Sabalenka +1600
  • Bianca Andreescu +1600
  • Paula Badosa +1800
  • Maria Sakkari +2000

How the Favorites Have Fared

Iga Swiatek was dominant early this season before stumbling at Wimbledon. Prior to her loss there, she had won 35 consecutive matches and looked as though she would never lose again. Since then, Swiatek lost in the quarterfinals of the Poland Open and went down in the Round of 16 at the Canadian Open.

Simona Halep, meanwhile, appears to be reclaiming her spot as the top female tennis player. The 30-year-old Romanian player won the Canadian Open in a three-set affair over Beatriz Haddad Maia and looked great at Wimbledon before a surprising 3-6, 3-6 defeat to eventual champion Elena Rybakina in the semifinal.

Longshots

Haddad Maia (+2800) is a solid betting option in the women’s draw. The Brazilian has played well against top-ranked opponents this year. Going back to the start of the grass court season, she won the Nottingham Open, reached the final of the Birmingham Classic and semifinal of the Eastbourne Invitational and, most recently, reached the final of the Canadian Open.


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