Odds To Win 2020 Tennis US Open
The 2020 U.S. Open, the first major of professional tennis since COVID-19 halted sports across the world, is set to kick off Monday, August 31, in New York City.
Oddsmakers haven’t gone too far off the beaten path with their favorites to win the men’s and women’s draws at the U.S. Open – Novak Djokovic (-110) and Naomi Osaka (+500) are the chalk picks to emerge victorious.
The best tennis betting sites have had to scramble in putting together tennis futures for the U.S. Open with many prominent players like Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer withdrawing on the men’s side. In the women’s draw, reigning champion Bianca Andreescu, world No. 1 Ashley Barty and No. 2 Simona Halep have also declined to participate due to concerns about COVID-19.
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Why Djokovic Is The Favorite
Novak Djokovic is the clear-cut favorite to win the 2020 U.S. Open and while he certainly has the talent to do it regardless of the situation, the absence of Nadal and Federer clearly puts him on the fast track to win it all. He’s technically unbeaten in 2020 and won the Australian Open back in January, a tournament also played on hard court.
Djokovic had to retire from the U.S. Open in 2019 after suffering an elbow injury in the Round of 16 vs Stan Wawrinka. He also tested positive for COVID-19 in June but has said in recent interviews that he’s feeling fit to play.
Historically, it’s hard to make a case against Djokovic winning the tournament. He has won three of the last five majors on hard courts and when he faced Dominic Thiem at the 2020 Australian Open final, he won three sets to two. Thiem is second on the oddsboard (+550) behind Djokovic and has only beaten the Joker once on hard court, in November 2019 at the Nitto ATP Finals in London, England.
Here are the full betting odds for the 2020 U.S. Open men’s draw:
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Odds as of August 27 at Bodog
Will Osaka and Williams Have Another Showdown at the U.S. Open?
The draw on the women’s side of the U.S. Open may not have all the big names we’re used to but former tournament winners Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams will blaze the path of star power in 2020. Osaka and Williams famously faced each other in the 2018 U.S. Open final with Osaka emerging victorious, stunning Williams as a huge underdog.
Osaka remains the betting favorite at +500 to win the tourney while Williams is right behind her at +550. That being said, there is an outside chance both of these competitors boycott or sit out the U.S. Open due to the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Osaka has announced she is boycotting the remainder of the Western & Southern Open in New York and her status for the U.S. Open has not been confirmed.
From a betting perspective, it means you’ll need to be following new developments as they come out, which could potentially place more value on other players in the tourney. Angelique Kerber may be worth a shot at +2500 as she’s won this tourney before, in 2016, and Sofia Kenin (+1000) won the last major played on the hard court at the 2020 Australian Open.
Here are the full betting odds for the 2020 U.S. Open women’s draw:
Odds as of August 27 at Bodog
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