STARNBERG, August 21, 2022 (Guest Post)
The US Open, which happens to be the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the tennis calendar, prepares to get underway at the Flushing Meadows from August 29 to September 11. The 142nd edition of the US Open promises to be as intriguing as ever with a ton of betting opportunities available from bookmakers.
The top three favourites to win the US Open 2022 men’s title are:
Novak Djokovic enters the tournament as the favourite even as there is a serious risk of the Serbian missing out on the US Open due to his vaccination status. Djokovic has already missed the Australian Open this year for the same reason and he is very likely to be unavailable at the 2023 Australian Open as well. Since then, however, Djokovic has been in extraordinary form and he has wrapped up the Wimbledon title and a quarter-final place at the French Open. Djokovic, though, is aiming for his first US Open success since 2018 but he did reach the final last year.
Defending US Open champion, Daniil Medvedev, is a great pick to retain his title. So far, the 26-year-old has only been successful at the US Open among the four Grand Slam tournaments. The hard courts will once again favour the player who missed Wimbledon due to a ban on Russian players. Since the US Open has no plans to pursue such bans, the US Open betting tips would consider backing the 26-year-old to retain his title.
Carlos Alcaraz continues to rank as a player to watch in many of the recent Grand Slam tournaments. Even though he has never been successful in any Grand Slam, the 19-year-old has been quite successful in many of the recent ATP 1000 and ATP 500 events.
The top three favourites to win the US Open 2022 women’s title are:
Iga Swiatek might have started Wimbledon 2022 as the top seed, but she suffered a shock third-round exit. The 21-year-old, though, remains a top favourite for the US Open 2022 despite having failed to get past the fourth round in any of her three attempts. Some great odds available for her on the Hollywoodbets mobile app. The French Open has largely been the hunting ground for the Polish star, who has two French Open titles to her credit. Before the early Wimbledon exit, though, Swiatek had gone through a 37-game unbeaten streak. The US Open betting odds to back a quick bounce from Swiatek is quite high.
Naomi Osaka has already been quite successful at the US Open in recent years with two wins in her last four attempts. However, she is installed as the second favourite for the 2022 edition largely as a result of her struggles this year. The 24-year-old failed to get past the third round at the Australian and French Open, once he did not feature at Wimbledon. Osaka has been struggling with an ankle injury for a while and she may not be a strong pick to win the 2022 edition, as per US Open betting tips.
Simona Halep almost defied the odds by reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon 2022. Now, she has just been able to hit the highlight of her 2022 calendar, which has largely been filled with early exits from the likes of French Open and Australian Open. After going through plenty of struggles in 2020 and 2021, the performance at the all England tennis club will have provided Halep with plenty of confidence going forward. Simona Halep’s last great performance at the US Open came in 2015 and 2016. For this reason, she remains a rank outsider for those who are seeking an alternative to Swiatek or Osaka in the US Open betting odds.