|Rafael Nadal||9/2||888 Sport|
Both the men’s and women’s tournaments begin on Monday, August 26 with the women’s final taking place on Saturday, September 7, and the men’s final closing proceedings on Sunday, September 8.
Each of the hard courts, including all three main showcourts - Grandstand, Louis Armstrong Stadium and Arthur Ashe Stadium, are DecoTurf based, and those who manage to overcome the various challenges that it, and their opponents provide, can earn up to 2000 ranking points should they emerge triumphant in the final.
2019 US Open Betting Odds
|Juan Martin del Potro||25/1|
Should Novak Djokovic triumph once again, he will have earned his fourth title, bringing him to one behind Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, who all hold the record of five titles in the open era - Federer’s coming consecutively between 2004 and 2008 (a record in itself).
Unlike at Wimbledon, where an all-white uniform is expected to be worn, the dress code at the US Open is less stringent and players are free to wear the colours they choose.
Coming off of the back of a stunning victory at Wimbledon, it isn’t difficult to see why reigning champion, Novak Djokovic, is the number one seed in the men’s competition again this year. Along with the usual suspects in the men’s tournament, Rafa Nadal and Federer, they will be the trio to beat.
Runner-up in the men’s tournament last year, Juan Martin Del Potro has had a patchy 2019, due in no small part to re-fracturing his kneecap during the Queen’s Club championships. As the Argentinian fights back to full fitness, his odds, naturally, have drifted, and he’s unlikely to trouble the top seeds.
Men’s US Open 2019 Outright Betting Odds
His epic win at Wimbledon showed that Novak Djokovic has lost none of his self-belief and fighting spirit. Not to mention his fitness levels, which ultimately saw him triumph over Roger Federer.
The Serbian is in devastating form, and to that end we find him as the hot favourite, coming in at 6/5 with Bethard. However, this isn’t a tournament that he’s ever won in consecutive years.
Federer would like nothing better than to gain sweet, immediate revenge, and he can’t be ruled out on courts that he loves.
There won’t be too many more chances for the Swiss to play at this level, so expect him to strain every sinew and fight for every point as he pushes Djokovic all the way again. At 11/2 with Betfair, the belief is that Federer will still be in the mix for this one.
Nadal is at 9/2 and can’t be discounted either. Those three are well ahead of the rest in terms of betting odds and general expectations for the title, and it’s down to the chasing pack to upset the form book.
Alexander Zverev is fancied at 22/1 with Unibet, but the youngster is having a terrible time of it with his service game of late. Earlier this month, despite beating Nikoloz Bashilashvili in Montreal, he served 14 double faults. He’ll need to eradicate such elementary mistakes if he wants to be considered a contender here.
Nick Kyrgios remains the wild card. A true entertainer on court, his undoubted excellence is often clouded by his penchant for the outlandish and controversial.
If he can get himself into the second week with his head screwed on, however, there’s an outside chance he could cause a surprise or two.
Men’s US Open 2019 Recommended Bet
Since winning at Roland Garros in June, Rafa Nadal has only played in two tournaments in the lead up to the US Open. Losing to Federer in the semi-finals at Wimbledon was followed by his performance in Montreal which saw him pass the Swiss in terms of wins in ATP Masters 1000 matches. Nadal now has 379 compared to just one less for Federer, and he will arrive at Flushing Meadow fresh and ready to conquer a tournament that he last won in 2017.
Playing some of his best and most fluid tennis at present, the Spaniard is the biggest threat to Djokovic waltzing to another title.Seemingly over his injury concerns too, his powerful attacking game will be right at home at Flushing Meadows.
Odds of 9/2 with 888Sport ensures a good value bet, and if the draw is kind to him, he’ll still have all guns blazing at the business end of the tournament.