We’re less than two weeks from the US Open, and the anticipation continues to build as players look to get into fine form at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. For many, this will be the last tune-up before the US Open, while others will participate in the Winston-Salem Open ATP 250 event next week. Let’s take a look at our 2022 US Open Betting update.
Tennis Betting Update for the Upcoming WTA and ATP 2022 US Open Tournaments
Men’s Outright Odds
- Novak Djokovic +150
- Daniil Medvedev +225
- Carlos Alcaraz +350
- Rafael Nadal +500
- Nick Kyrgios +700
- Jannik Sinner +1400
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +1600
- Alexander Zverev +1600
- Felix Auger Aliassime +2000
- Matteo Berrettini +2000
Novak Djokovic isn’t likely to play at the US Open because of his vaccination status, despite some outcry from his coach and, more recently, John McEnroe. While it’s too bad for tennis fans who want to watch the best play, his absence only makes world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev even that much more of a favorite.
And Medvedev repeating as US Open champion wouldn’t be the worst thing. He won over fans at last year’s event and was forced to miss Wimbledon earlier this year over something he had no say in (Medvedev is Russian, and the All England Club banned all Russian and Belarussian players because of the Ukraine conflict).
Outside of Medvedev, Rafael Nadal should have the best shot at winning the tournament. The 36-year-old last won the US Open in 2019 but is coming off of an abdominal injury that forced him to withdraw from his semifinal match at Wimbledon and recently lost his first-round match at the Western & Southern Open.
Both Nick Kyrgios and Jannik Sinner appeared to have plenty of momentum in the last few weeks but have also stumbled a bit as of late. Kyrgios, who won the Citi Open, lost in the quarterfinals at the Canadian Open and in the Round of 32 at the Western & Southern Open. Sinner lost in the Round of 16 in both Canada and at the Western & Southern Open.
Underdogs to Watch
Felix Auger-Aliassime has the ninth shortest odds to win the US Open and, while not a complete underdog, is worth watching in advance of the tournament. He completed an impressive come-from-behind victory over Sinner in the Round of 16 at the Cincinnati Masters. The world No. 9 won his first ATP Tour title this year and seems poised for a deep run in New York.
Others to keep an eye on include Taylor Fritz (+2500), Casper Ruud (+4000), and Hubert Hurkacz (+5000). Fritz reached the Round of 16 in Canada and is scheduled to play Medvedev today in the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open.
Ruud, the French Open finalist, is a nine-time winner on the ATP Tour but has been inconsistent as of late. He’s a real threat if he can put it together. Hurkacz, meanwhile, showed his proficiency on the hard court by reaching the final of the Canadian Open last week.
Women’s Outright Odds
- Iga Swiatek +250
- Simona Halep +700
- Naomi Osaka +900
- Elena Rybakina +1200
- Cori Gauff +1600
- Ons Jabeur +1600
- Aryna Sabalenka +1600
- Bianca Andreescu +1600
- Paula Badosa +2000
- Maria Sakkari +2000
Iga Swiatek was once the most unbeatable player in all of tennis – men’s or women’s. She won more than 30 matches in a row until losing at Wimbledon and hasn’t been the same since. She was upset in the Round of 16 at the Canadian Open and recently lost in the Round of 16 at the Western & Southern Open to American Madison Keys.
Naomi Osaka also hasn’t been playing up to par, losing in the first Round in Cincinnati and Canada. If sticking with a favorite for US Open betting, the safer options appear to be Simona Halep and Elena Rybakina. Halep, however, pulled out of her Round of 32 match in Cincinnati due to a thigh injury, so that’s worth monitoring.
Underdogs to Watch
On the women’s side, it’s another Canadian underdog who could find her form and surprise some people at the US Open. Bianca Andreescu won the tournament in 2019 but hasn’t been the same since. The 22-year-old has shown signs of her old self and could get her swagger back in a place where she’s experienced success.
American Jessica Pegula (+2500) is also an interesting betting option and perhaps the country’s best bet to win the tournament. The world No. 7 recently defeated defending US Open champion Emma Raducanu in the Round of 16 in Cincinnati and, before that, reached the semifinals of the Canadian Open.