US Open 2020 Odds – Picks and Predictions
02 June 2020
There is still hope for the last Grand Slam of the year, US Open. If everything goes according to plan there will be 3 Grand Slams played this year. The cancelation of Wimbledon is confirmed and with the Australian Open just finishing in time before the pandemic started to spread worldwide there are the French Open and US Open still in the calendar.
French Open has been moved and is supposed to play just before the US Open. With countries slowly opening up their borders and people going back to a somewhat normal life there is a decent chance that we will see the top players battle it out on the largest tennis complex in the world – Flushing Meadows. Full name is actually Flushing Meadows–Corona Park.
So let’s take a look at the odds (from DraftKings) for this years US Open (if it happens). FYI – All bets will be voided and all wagers to be returned in case the event is canceled.
|Alex De Minaur||+6600|
|Juan Martin Del Potro||+8000|
There is still hope for the last Grand Slam of the year, US Open. If everything goes according to plan there will be 3 Grand Slams played this year. The cancelation of Wimbledon is confirmed and with the Australian Open just finishing in time before the pandemic started to spread worldwide there are the French Open and US Open still in the calendar. French Open has been moved and is supposed to play just before the US Open. With countries slowly opening up their borders and people going back to a somewhat normal life there is a decent chance that we will see the top players battle it out on the largest tennis complex in the world – Flushing Meadows. Full name is actually Flushing Meadows–Corona Park.
So let’s take a look at the odds for this year’s US Open (if it happens). FYI – All bets will be voided and money returned in case the event is canceled.
Djokovic is the clear favorite at +150, Nadal runner up favorite at +400 followed by last year’s US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev and this year’s Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem at +700. Federer (+800) should be mentioned in this group of candidates that are expected to win. Federer will be 39 when the US Open starts!!!
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The Big Three
In a normal season, these odds would probably be quite accurate but 2020 is far from normal. The big question of how motivated the Big Three (Djokovic, Nadal, Federer). Djokovic and Federer being fathers and having had the chance to spend more time with their families than ever before. Will life on the ATP tour be as attractive as before and considering that none of the three is getting any younger there is a big question mark around Djokovic and Federer. Nadal is a phenomenon of his own so no risk for lack of motivation there but Nadal is a player who needs matches to get his game right.
The winner of the long break is probably Roger (even though he is getting old). He is probably the most talented player to ever played the sport and does not need as many practice hours on the court as his rivals. It is uncertain how fast he will rehabilitate from his knee surgery but one fact remains, Roger is still here to win.
The Young Guns
Medvedev, Thiem, Tsitsipias, and Zverev are the players who are one day likely to take over the throne and eventually become the new mega tennis stars.
Medvedev had a fantastic run in the fall in 2019, reaching 7 straight finals including the US Open, lost to Nadal in 5 sets. Since then the young Russian has not reached the same heights.
Thiem is one of the hardest-working players on the tour and his general training routines (running in the Austrian alps) should not be too affected by the season break. The big worry for Thiem is how he sometimes struggles with timing on faster courts (especially on his backhand). If his timing is not rock solid against the best players, he will not go farther than the round of sixteen or quarterfinals.
Zverev has shown before that he has what it takes to beat anyone but unless he has done a lot of work on his mental strength he should not be considered to win a grand slam anytime soon.
Tsitsipas is the opposite of Zverev. He has a weaker game in almost every shot but his mental strength is up there with Nadal and Djokovic. Without the mental strength, you can never become a great champion and after Stefanos won the ATP Finals in 2019 anything is possible in 2020.
Tsitsipas at +1200 is a good bet. If he can build some physical strength on top of fantastic mental strength he will be a force to count on in 2020 and onwards.
Kyrgios, Shapovalov, Rublev and Del Potro.
Kyrgios definitely has he firepower to dethrone anyone on hardcourt and is not a player who needs a lot of practice to perform on the highest level. Betting on Kyrgios, +5000, to win US Open is not a bad choice but keep the stake low as there is a big risk he will disappoint and go out in the early stages of the tournament.
Shapovalov, a big hitter with a strong serve, forehand, and backhand. Denis pretty much has it all but has so far not been able to utilize all his weapons to the max. Shapovalov at +6600 is tempting but probably worth waiting for 2021 before putting any money down on Shapovalov.
Rublev, oh how we like this player. When he turns up the tempo not even Roger can follow. He is one of the most aggressive players on the tour and was the most prominent and promising player of the young guns. I believe this year might be the start of something great for Rublev. Winning the US Open is too much to hope for but keep an eye out for Rublev in the future.
One of the most appreciated players on the tour, Del Potro is destined to return to the big scene after yet another surgery. Del Potro holds one US Open title and when in form and without injuries one of the few players who can challenge the Big Three at any time on any surface. Del Potro winning the US Open in 2020 would be the biggest upset in Grand Slam history but 2020 is a year like no other. Del Potro at +8000 is a fun bet.
Good luck and check back for more updates as we get closer to the US Open to start.
Gus Andersson – Sports Expert
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