The 2022 US Open, beginning August 29, will be the 142nd edition of tennis’ fourth Grand Slam. This year’s tournament is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet with a deep field in both the men’s and women’s draws.
The men’s field, while unlikely to include 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic, will see the return of both Alex Zverev and Daniil Medvedev after both players missed Wimbledon. Serena Williams, meanwhile, brings her star power to a deep women’s field that includes Wimbledon champion Aryna Sabalenka and world No. 1 Iga Swiatek. It’s time to take a look at the rapidly approaching 2022 US Open tournament so you can get ready to bet against the US Open Odds.
Early Updated Odds to Win the 2022 US Open, Updated Field, Rumors | Tennis Betting Analysis
Men’s Outright Odds
- Novak Djokovic +150
- Daniil Medvedev +225
- Carlos Alcaraz +333
- Rafael Nadal +500
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +1200
- Alexander Zverev +1400
- Jannik Sinner +1600
- Taylor Fritz +2000
- Felix Auger Aliassime +2000
- Matteo Berrettini +2000
Women’s Outright Odds
- Iga Swiatek +250
- Naomi Osaka +600
- Aryna Sabalenka +1200
- Simona Halep +1200
- Elena Rybakina +1200
- Emma Raducanu +1400
- Anett Kontaveit +1400
- Maria Sakkari +1400
- Cori Gauff +1400
- Ons Jabeur +1400
Novak Djokovic Unlikely to Participate
Djokovic moved within one Grand Slam of Rafael Nadal after winning Wimbledon, but might not have a chance to tie the Spaniard because of his vaccination status. The Serbian star missed the Australian Open for the same reason earlier this season.
While the USTA doesn’t have a specific rule against unvaccinated players participating in the US Open, it is adhering to the federal government guideline that states all people coming into the country must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Regardless of your thoughts on Djokovic’s vaccine stance, credit to him for dealing with the consequences in a respectful manner. He isn’t lobbying for an exception and seems prepared to miss the tournament.
Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tstisipas had a memorable, five-set quarter-final match at this year’s Wimbledon. Notably, the normally stoic Tsitsipas was thrown by Kyrgios’ eccentric and over-the-top play and actions on the court. At one point, Tsitsipas purposefully hit an overhand smash right at the Australian and looked visibly frustrated.
“It’s constant bullying, that’s what he does. He bullies the opponents,” Tsitsipas said after Wimbledon. “He was probably a bully at school himself. I don’t like bullies. I don’t like people that put other people down. He has some good traits in his character, as well. But … he also has a very evil side to him, which if it’s exposed, it can really do a lot of harm and bad to the people around him.”
Kyrgios, on July 26, announced on Instagram he was partnering with Jack Sock in doubles at the US Open, adding: “I’ve had Stefanos as a partner there so it can’t get much worse than that.”
Naomi’s New Coach
Naomi Osaka took Wimbledon off and hasn’t played since the French Open. She’s due to compete as a wild card in the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, California, beginning August 1.
Osaka will be preparing for that tournament – and potentially the US Open – without a coach. The four-time Grand Slam champion is no longer working with Wim Fissette, who announced on Instagram the duo ended their partnership earlier this month. Fissette has been Osaka’s coach since the start of the 2020 season.