US Open Men 2019 Betting and Odds Preview

us openThe 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

Top Bookmakers for US Open Betting

US Open Mens - Winner Betting Odds

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Novak Djokovic5/41252.256/41502.5023/17135.2941176472.355/41252.2523/17135.2941176472.355/41252.2523/17135.2941176472.355/41252.2523/17135.2941176472.356/41502.50
Rafael Nadal44005440059/24505.50440059/24505.50440059/24505.50440059/24505.5044005
Roger Federer11/25506.505500611/25506.5011/25506.5011/25506.5011/25506.5011/25506.5011/25506.5011/25506.5055006
Alexander Zverev11110012101000111111001212120013111100121818001911110012111100121111001210100011
Marin Cilic20200021202000212020002120200021202000212020002120200021202000212020002120200021
Juan Martin Del Potro12120013121200131414001512120013141400151212001314140015121200131414001512120013
Stefanos Tsitsipas25250026252500262525002625250026252500262222002325250026252500262525002625250026
Andy Murray12120013121200131414001510100011141400151414001514140015121200131414001512120013
Dominic Thiem25250026282800292828002925250026282800292525002628280029252500262828002928280029
Milos Raonic33330034333300343333003433330034333300342525002633330034333300343333003433330034
Nick Kyrgios25250026282800292525002625250026252500262828002925250026252500262525002628280029
Kei Nishikori25250026222200232828002925250026282800292828002928280029252500262828002922220023
Stan Wawrinka33330034282800292828002933330034282800292828002928280029333300342828002928280029
Kevin Anderson50500051404000415050005150500051505000514040004150500051505000515050005140400041
Karen Khachanov40400041333300344040004140400041404000414040004140400041404000414040004133330034
Denis Shapovalov33330034404000414040004133330034404000413333003440400041333300344040004140400041
David Goffin50500051505000515151005250500051515100525050005151510052505000515151005250500051
Daniil Medvedev80800081   66660067808000816666006740400041666600678080008166660067   
John Isner66660067404000416666006766660067666600676666006766660067666600676666006740400041
Felix A-Aliassime80800081                  80800081      
Grigor Dimitrov50500051505000516666006766660067666600675050005166660067505000516666006750500051
Roberto Bautista Agut               10010000101            
Gael Monfils10010000101   10010000101   1001000010166660067100100001011001000010110010000101   
Lucas Pouille80800081   80800081   8080008180800081808000818080008180800081   
Kyle Edmund66660067666600676666006766660067666600676666006766660067666600676666006766660067
Hyeon Chung40400041404000415050005133330034505000514040004150500051404000415050005140400041
Frances Tiafoe80800081   10010000101   10010000101   100100001018080008110010000101   
Andrey Rublev10010000101100100001011001000010110010000101100100001011001000010110010000101100100001011001000010110010000101
Borna Coric66660067404000415050005166660067505000516666006750500051666600675050005140400041

The 2019 US Open Bookies and Experts Favourite – Novak Djokovic

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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?

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Roger Federer

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.