US Open 2022 Preview, Tips & Odds
The US Open is the last Grand Slam of the year. It is one of the most important and interesting tennis tournaments and, as such, attracts a lot of attention from fans of this sport. Normally, we are used to watching all the best tennis players in the world at this Grand Slam, but this year we won’t be watching Novak Djokovic, who has to miss another Grand Slam due to his decision not to get vaccinated. Although it is very bad news for the tournament itself as well as for Novak, the US Open is now much more interesting because now many players have a much higher chance of winning, which makes betting more interesting.
In this article, you can read our analysis for the US Open 2022 for both the men’s and women’s competitions, and we will also suggest some long-term bets that you can make money from. The tips will certainly come in handy for everyday betting as well. In addition, every day in our sections for tips and tickets of the day, you can find many value bets that you can profit from by betting on tennis.
US Open 2022 – Men’s competition
This year’s US Open starts on Monday, so there is no doubt that we will see full stands for the men’s competition. The most attention before this Grand Slam is attracted by Rafael Nadal, who is the second seed and he is attacking the 23rd Grand Slam title. With the absence of Novak Djokovic, he certainly has a better chance of winning, but it is far from an easy task before him.
He will have the biggest competition in the first holder of the tournament and the defending champion Danilo Medvedev, from whom there are huge expectations at the US Open this year as well.
Men’s competition – who to bet on?
The first favorite to win is Danil Medvedev, who is priced at 3.20 in the bet365 bookmaker. He is a player who loves to play on hard; this year, he played in the final of the Australian Open, where he lost to Rafael Nadal, and at the US Open, he played at least the semi-finals in his last three appearances. It is clear that the playing conditions suit him here, and he also has an extremely favorable draw until the round of 16, where Basilashvili is his biggest threat. Therefore, it is not surprising that the bookmakers set him as the first favorite, but if we take into account the fact that he won only one ATP tournament this year, we conclude that it is best to avoid betting on him.
Rafael Nadal is the player with the most Grand Slam titles won in the history of tennis, this year he won the Australian Open and the French Open, and he is certainly the biggest favorite to win next to Danil Medvedev. The player has four ATP titles this year, he arrives at the tournament with a record of 35-4 with 20-2 on hard and is also the player with the most ATP points won since the beginning of the year. The US Open is his favorite Grand Slam after the French Open, he has won 85% of his career here, he has won this tournament four times, and therefore we believe that he has a better chance than Medvedev to win another Grand Slam. The odds on Rafa Nadal winning the US Open at online betting sites are around 4.50 and it is certainly something worth playing.
Carlos Alcaraz delighted tennis fans with his play style and performance this year. He has won four ATP tournaments and has a record of 44-9 and the bookmakers have rightly placed him as the third favorite to win. However, the odds of only around 6.00 on a young player who has never made it past the quarterfinals in a Grand Slam tournament is something that is best to avoid it.
Nick Kyrgios is in great shape, he played his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and the expectations from him at the US Open are huge. However, Nick does not have the best draw, he has only 50% of career wins at the US Open, and in addition, he often enters Grand Slam tournaments slowly. With an odds around 9.00, betting on him is not worth it right now, but he could be very interesting to bet on after two or three rounds.
Among the other players, we should single out the young Jannik Sinner, who plays excellent tennis and who should be expected to reach at least the round of 16. Matteo Berrettini, Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas are players who can go all the way in every tournament. Betting on any of these players to play in the Round of 16 seems like a great bet.
US Open 2022 – Women’s competition
When we talk about the women’s competition, we have been used to it in recent years that anything is possible, but after the great dominance of Iga Swiatek this year, she is the first favorite to win. Other US Open 2022 favorites to win are Simona Halep, Cori Gauff, Aryna Sabalenka, Caroline Garcia, Naomi Osaka and Elena Rybakina. It will also be interesting to watch Serena Williams who is a six-time winner of this Grand Slam. Of course, with the current form of the 40-year-old tennis player, she is not among the favorites, but regardless, she certainly has the quality to raise the level of her game and reach the very end.
US Open ladies – who to bet on?
Iga Swiatek is set as the first favourite, which is totally expected. She is currently the first player in the world to win six WTA titles this year, including the French Open, and came into the tournament with a record of 50-7. She did not make a name for herself at the US Open in previous years, but with her current form, it can be expected that she will go all the way to the end. With potential opponents like Ostapenko, Aleksandrova, Pegula and Badosa on the way to the final, it is clear that she does not have the most favorable draw. Regardless, the odds of 5.00 to win her seems too high and is certainly something worth playing.
The defending champion, Emma Raducanu, is far from last year’s level of tennis this year. She arrives at the tournament with a negative ratio, and the bookmakers therefore did not place her among the top five favorites for a reason.
Simona Halep is a player who arrived at the tournament in excellent shape, but at the US Open she never made it past the semifinals, so with an odds of only 8.00, betting on her is best avoided. Aryna Sabalenka is a hitter, she is one of the most aggressive players on the tour and her shots are among the most powerful. She can beat anyone on hard, and given the high odds, betting that Aryna will play in the quarterfinals or semifinals or even win the US Open certainly has value.