All eyes are on the build-up to the US Open in just under three weeks’ time. We bring you updated US Open Odds, as well as injury news and rumors ahead of the year’s final Grand Slam.
Early Updated 2022 US Open Odds to Win, Updated Field, Rumors | Tennis Betting Analysis
The final Grand Slam of the year will be underway in three weeks’ time, and one thing is for sure: This one will be different from the previous major of 2022.
Wimbledon saw all Russian and Belarussian players banned, leaving Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev on the sidelines in the men’s draw and WTA players Aryna Sabalenka, Daria Kasatkina, and Victoria Azarenka barred as well.
Add to this Marin Cilic and Matteo Berrettini withdrawing late due to Covid-19, and Iga Swiatek heading into the tournament on a 35-game winning streak, and the dynamics six weeks ago at Wimbledon were very different to what the US Open will offer.
We take a look at updated odds for the US Open starting August 29, as well as news and rumors impacting both sides of the draw.
Men’s Outright Odds
- Novak Djokovic +150
- Daniil Medvedev +225
- Carlos Alcaraz +333
- Rafael Nadal +500
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +1200
- Alexander Zverev +1400
- Jannik Sinner +1400
- Nick Kyrgios +1600
- Taylor Fritz +2000
- Felix Auger Aliassime +2000
- Matteo Berrettini +2000
Women’s Outright Odds
- Iga Swiatek +240
- Naomi Osaka +600
- Simona Halep +1100
- Aryna Sabalenka +1400
- Cori Gauff +1200
- Elena Rybakina +1400
- Maria Sakkari +1600
- Ons Jabeur +1400
- Paula Badosa +1400
- Bianca Andreescu +1600
Djokovic in Doubt for Men’s Draw
Every day that passes without an update from the US government is another day that Novak Djokovic is less and less likely to appear at the US Open.
Under current vaccination restrictions, the Serbian, currently leading in the odds at +150, is unable to travel to the USA as an unvaccinated foreign national. Bookmakers’ odds do not yet reflect this, as Djokovic is listed to play, but it’s only a matter of time until an official call comes from the player’s camp that he will not be in attendance.
Expect the inevitable news about Djokovic’s participation to significantly shake up the odds in the men’s field, with Daniil Medvedev becoming the man to beat.
Zverev and Nadal in Question Due to Injury
Sascha Zverev is also under a cloud of doubt for the US Open, having recently withdrawn from the Montreal and Cincinnati Masters 1000 events.
The German suffered a nasty ankle injury in the French Open semi-finals back in May, which brought an end to what was shaping up as an all-time classic match.
Zverev has not played since, and while he was always hoping to make a return prior to the US Open, even if he manages to get back on the court by then, he will be doing so without having played a match in over three months—hence his current odds of +1400.
Another favorite currently racing to be match fit before August 29 is Rafael Nadal. Withdrawing from his Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios with a 7mm abdominal tear, aggravated by his five-set win over Taylor Fritz, where he played through obvious pain, Nadal has not played a match since.
The Spaniard has been seen on the practice court, however, and appears the most hopeful out of these three to make the courts come US Open time.
With so many favorites in doubt, will we see a dark horse emerge in the men’s field?
Sinner, Alcaraz, and Kyrgios Biggest Challenges to Medvedev
Several hotshots are mounting compelling cases heading into the last Slam of the year, and there’s every chance we’ll see a new Grand Slam champion crowned in a month’s time.
Jannick Sinner continues to rise in the odds, up to +1400 now. A compelling three-set comeback against Carlos Alcaraz at the Croatia Open ten days ago fired off a warning shot in what has already been a dominant season for the Italian, who is 35-9 year-to-date.
Alcaraz, on the other hand, is 42-7 for the year and has just reached a career-high of No.4 in the world, off the back of four singles titles this year.
Expect either of these NextGen stars to have their breakthrough win at this year’s US Open.
Speaking of in-form players, Nick Kyrgios is having the year of his life and is building nicely for the final Grand Slam of the year.
Having risen up to No.37 in the rankings, Kyrgios has a good chance of being seeded at the US Open after making the final of Wimbledon and winning the singles/doubles combo in Washington last week.
A match-up against Daniil Medvedev in Montreal later today will give an excellent indication of where Australia’s form is ahead of late August.
Women’s US Open Dominated by Serena William’s News
On the women’s side of the draw, the bombshell of Serena Williams’ retirement will likely dominate the narrative at this year’s US Open.
Though Williams hasn’t officially indicated the US Open would be her final tournament, it seems more than likely that the tournament she has won six times will be where she says her last goodbye. It would be a fairytale ending for Williams to win her home Grand Slam one more time, but a longshot, with bookies ranking her 13th favorite on +2200.
Other favorites in the women’s draw have slipped over the last week, with Simona Halep, Maria Sakkari, and Aryna Sabalenka all going back several points. Paula Badosa has risen to +1400, however, and remains an outside chance.
The overwhelming favorite remains Iga Swiatek on +240, who is looking to regain her winning ways at the National Bank Open in Toronto this week. Naomi Osaka is also in the race, as she currently plays without a coach, alongside Simona Halep, who, despite her slip in the odds over the last week, is the third favorite for the title.
Play commences August 29, with all your updated US Open odds available here at MyBookie.ag.