US Open Men 2019 Betting and Odds Preview
The US Open is one of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments in tennis. It is the fourth and final Slam of the season, held at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in New York. The Flushing Meadows tournament has been held since 1881 and is one of the most prestigious tournaments in tennis, serving as one of the major final steps to the ATP Finals.
The fourth Slam of the season is held on hard courts just like the Australian Open. Taking place in late August-early September, the US Open brings the top tennis players in the world together. As a Grand Slam, the US Open is on every favourite’s mind, but the road to the final is tough, as many legends have learned before.
With a prize fund of $53 million in 2018, it’s a pretty lucrative tennis event as well. Top players such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic make the US Open their priority each year. Thousands of US Open tennis fans are eagerly waiting for the US Open to start due to the heavy competition and epic battles that took place in the past.
Last year, Novak Djokovic earned the title, capping off an incredible comeback after enduring a difficult period in the previous year. Djokovic defeated Argentinian player Juan Martin del Potro in the final, a former US Open champion himself. It was the Serb’s third title at the US Open and his first since 2015.
And, although he’s a heavy favourite this year, Djokovic’s path to the final surely won’t be simple. With a number of up-and-coming stars and an ever-present Nadal and Federer, earning the US Open crown won’t be an easy feat. But, if anyone could pull it off, it would be Djokovic.
Event Date: 26 Aug – 8 Sep, 2019
The 2019 US Open Bookies and Experts Favourite – Novak Djokovic
It’s really hard not to consider Djokovic the favourite for all the Slams this year. He already won the first one (Australian Open), absolutely destroying Rafael Nadal in the final. When the Serb hits top form, it seems like no one can stop him – many have tried and failed before.
Novak Djokovic came back on the top of the ATP rankings last year. His truly incredible comeback was inspiring after he had quite a turbulent previous season. With many thinking that he’s done, Djokovic showed everyone what a true champion he is.
At the moment, Djokovic is the odds-on favourite to win the 2019 US Open, available for 6/4 at SportPesa, Ole777, and BetVision, and 5/4 at bet365. As you can see, Djokovic is the heavy favourite to win the US Open and it’s not even close. If some experts are to be believed, Djokovic can go on and win all the Slams this season, which is something no tennis player has ever done.
Can Rafa Nadal Get Back on the Throne?
Rafael Nadal has won the US Open as many times as Djokovic – he has three titles. The last title came in 2017 when he defeated Kevin Anderson in the final. There’s no question about Nadal’s quality, even with his apparent injury-triggered decline. When fully healthy, Nadal can play a tough 5-setter better than anyone else. If you’ve watched the Spaniard play, you know that he can return balls that are impossible to – it’s a unique ability and one the world has rarely seen before.
For this year’s US Open, bookies are giving Nadal odds of 4/1 (SportPesa, BetVision, Ole777, and bet365). Trailing far behind Djokovic, bookies believe that Nadal can mount a challenge and probably play in the final.
If his opponent is Djokovic, though, he’s going to have a hard time winning. However, Nadal has been in an underdog position many times before. If anyone has the fighting spirit and seemingly never-ending stamina to win against top favourites, it’s him.
Roger Federer’s Triumphant Return?
Is there anything we can say for Roger Federer that hasn’t already been said? Probably the greatest tennis player of all time, Federer is tennis personified. His records surely speak volumes about his quality, but if you’re a real tennis fan, you know that his grace on the court is what defines him.
With talk about the Roger Federer era coming to an end intensifying in the past few years, the Swiss maestro proved everyone wrong in 2017 and 2018, winning 3 Grand Slams. Even at the age of 38, he’s pretty hard to beat, delaying the inevitable with grace. Federer will be 38 at this year’s US Open, but even his age can’t keep bookies from making him a third favourite right after Nadal.
Roger Federer’s chances of winning the upcoming US Open stand at 11/2 at bet365, Ole777, SportPesa, and BetVision. This means that bookies believe he’s in for another deep run and possibly a win. Once Federer hits his stride, he’s unstoppable – that’s something both Djokovic and Nadal know best.
The Young Guns’ Chances
Thanks to the big three of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer, young tennis stars such as Domi Thiem and Alexander Zverev can’t seem to get their break. Zverev won the ATP Finals in 2018, but when it comes to Grand Slams, only Thiem has played in a final. In that final, he lost to Rafael Nadal.
That’s not to say that the young guns don’t stand a chance. If it weren’t for the big three, these young superstars would be winning the Grand Slams. And, although that time has yet to come, maybe this year’s US Open will be the breakthrough they so desperately need.
Alexander Zverev’s US Open odds make him the fourth favourite. His odds stand at 11/1 at SportPesa, BetVision, Ole777, and bet365. This means he’s definitely considered to make a strong challenge and who knows, maybe even win the title. In that case, even a small bet on him could make you highly profitable.
In Dominic Thiem’s case, he’s well behind the favourites and even some other players. With odds of 25/1 (Ole777, SportPesa, BetVision, bet365), Thiem comes after players such as Del Potro, Cilic, and Australian Open sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas. Bookies haven’t been exactly generous to Thiem, but the Austrian is a great tennis player who can definitely beat all odds.