Tennis Odds – 2020 US Open Odds and Picks

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Phil Simon
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Like other sports around the globe, tennis returned to the court recently. The game returns to one of the biggest stages with the US Open taking place from August 31 to September 13 at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow. With the COVID pandemic wreaking havoc on schedules, this will be the second Grand Slam event of the year and the first since the Australian Open in February. We’ll also see new champions crowned on both the men’s and women’s side with defending champs Rafael Nadal and Biance Andreescu opting out over health concerns. They aren’t the only ones, though. is offering a generous welcome bonus (max bonus $1600)

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The men’s side of the draw opened up nicely for Novak Djokovic, who hit the board as the prohibitive favorite. The No. 1 ranked player in the world would have been at the top of the odds board anyway, but with Nadal, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, all former winners of the event, among others opting out, it’s Djokovic’s tournament to lose. There have also been notable departures on the women’s side with Andreescu, world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep electing to take a pass. That leaves Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka holding down the top of the odds board at

Odds to win 2020 US Open men's singles at

Novak Djokovic -150
Daniil Medvedev +500
Stefanos Tsitsipas +650
Dominic Thiem +1000
Milos Raonic +1800
Alexander Zverev +2500
Roberto Bautista Agut +2800
Denis Shapovalov +4000
Andy Murray +4500
Matteo Berrettini +6000
Andrey Rublev +7000
Grigor Dimitrov +8000
Marin Cilic +8000
John Isner +8000
Alex De Minaur +8000
Filip Krajinovic +8000

Without fans and minus some of the game’s top players, the US Open may have taken a hit. However, that hasn’t been the case at sportbooks with plenty of action on this Grand Slam event. It may be Djokovic’s title to lose on the men’s side but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. Easier, yes without several of the top players. The overwhelming favorite at -150, Djokovic has always played his best on hard courts and he’s been playing well in advance of the US Open.

Djokovic has enjoyed plenty of success at this tournament winning three times and reaching the final on five other occasions. Prior to the sport being shutdown, Djokovic bested two of his closest competitors for the US Open title in two tournaments. He beat Dominic Thiem in five-sets to claim the Australian Open in January for his 18th Grand Slam title.

A straight-set win over Stefanos Tsitsipas earned Djokovic the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in February. He’s currently playing in the Western & Southern Open reaching the semifinals. As a warmup for the US Open, I wouldn’t be overly concerned if Djokovic doesn’t go all the way.

Daniil Medvedev is listed as the second favorite at +500 but hasn’t looked sharp. He fell to Wawrinka in the fourth round at the Australian Open and was eliminated by Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarters of the W&S Open. Tsitsipas saw his odds tumble though he still holds value at +650. He’s beaten each of the Big Three and finished last season in style knocking off Alexander Zverev, Medvedev, Federer and Thiem to win the ATP Tour Finals.

Odds to win 2020 US Open women’s singles at

Serena Williams +350
Naomi Osaka +400
Karolina Pliskova +1200
Petra Kvitova +1500
Sofia Kenin +1500
Madison Keys +1600
Johanna Konta +1600
Garbine Muguruza +1600
Aryna Sabalenka +2000
Angelique Kerber +2500
Cori Gauff +2500
Elise Mertens +2500
Victoria Azarenka +2800
Anett Kontaveit +2800
Jennifer Brady +2800

The two favorites on the women’s side have been jockeying for position at the top of the odds board. With six of the top eight female players opting out, the way is paved for Serena Williams (+350) and Naomi Osaka (+400) to win the title. The closest player on the current odds list is Karolina Pliskova at +1200.

Williams is obviously the biggest name in the field and is positioned as high as she is on reputation rather than results. She’s reached the finals of the US Open the last two years losing to Andreescu and Osaka, and now at 38 her window to claim another Grand Slam is rapidly closing. This is likely her best chance with the depleted field but it’s a risky wager to back her at this price.

If Osaka gets her head in the game she has a good chance of becoming a two-time winner. She was overwhelmed as the defending champ last year, but with that behind her she certainly looks like the player to beat. Sloane Stephens knows what it’s like to win here having done so in 2017. Anett Kontaveit is a strong hard court player whose aggressive style makes her dangerous. She’s available at +2800.

Bet the US Open at

Which players are affected more by the long layoff? That’s the big question when coming in. There isn’t a lot of value taking Djokovic at minus-odds, but he is the best option on the men’s side and he looks primed with a strong showing at the W&S Open. I’m not sold on Serena or Osaka despite being heavy favorites. I can see someone like Kontaveit, Victoria Azarenka, Garbine Muguruza or Madison Keys make a strong run to the title.

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- Phil Simon,

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