US Open 2021 Betting Tips & Predictions (Grand Slam, August 30 – September 12)
The 141st edition of the US Open commences from the 30th of August, 2021. The 14-day-long tournament will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
It is the final Grand Slam event of the year. Many US Open tennis betting sites are coming up with enticing betting promotions and deals. It is the perfect time to bet on the US Open and make the most of these opportunities. With that said, let’s check out the bookmakers’ favorites to win the tournament.
2021 US Open Betting Odds – Bookmakers Favorites
As has been the case in every tournament he has participated in, Novak Djokovic is the bookmaker’s favorite to win the competition. This year, Djokovic has dominated all 3 Grand Slam events, approaching every match with a strong hunger that his opponent has found too difficult to deal with. In the absence of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic is understandably the odds-on favorite to write history at the US Open this year.
Last year’s champion – Dominic Thiem – will also be absent courtesy of a wrist injury that he continues to nurse.
2021 US Open Tennis Betting Tips
The US Open has given us 2 back-to-back finals worth remembering, with the 2019 and the 2020 editions going to 5 sets. It’ll be interesting to see if anyone can provide Novak Djokovic with a tough fight this time around. Here are our top 3 picks to win the US Open 2021:
Novak Djokovic – (1.72)
The 34-year-old Serbian has way too much at stake to imagine him crumbling under pressure. Djokovic’s never-say-die attitude and nerves of steel make him almost impossible to defeat when he truly desires something. In the final of the French Open, Djokovic showed exemplary mental courage to come back from 2 sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas. The kind of form Djokovic is in right now. It is extremely difficult to bet against him. He heads into every match, knowing that losing is not an option. Not to mention, the prospect of picking up his 21st Grand Slam title to become the most successful men’s tennis player of all time will spur him to give his absolute best.
Djokovic will certainly remember his exploits from last year’s US Open tournament, where he looked set to win his 4th title but had his tournament cut short abruptly for accidentally hitting a linesperson. He felt hard done by last year and will want to make amends this time. However, although unlikely, the presence of so many aspects to consider might cause the Serb to lose his focus. It is challenging to see anyone defeating Djokovic if he remains locked in on his ultimate goal.
Daniil Medvedev – (5.00)
Medvedev came ever so close to lifting his first US Open title in 2019, eventually losing to Rafael Nadal in the final. The Russian showcased incredible resilience as he bounced back from 2 sets down to tie things up before succumbing to Nadal’s experience in the final set. Last year, too, it took the eventual champion Dominic Thiem to defeat him in the semi-final stage.
Medvedev once again fell one step short of winning his first Grand Slam title this year, as he faltered against Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final. In particular, the manner of his loss must have been mentally crushing, as the Serbian ousted him in straight sets. Medvedev only managed to win 9 games in the 3 sets. Still, Daniil Medvedev is ranked number 2 in the world for a reason, and it is only natural to fancy him in the rare event that Djokovic does not win. His stats from the ATP Masters 1000 in Canada earlier this month, which he ended up winning, were impressive enough to back him to do well in the US Open.
Alexander Zverev – (7.00)
Ranked fourth in the world, 24-year-old German Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev is playing some lively tennis at the minute. In the recently concluded ATP Cincinnati Masters, Zverev played some thrilling tennis to sail through to the final, crushing Russian youngster Andrey Rublev. This win came days after his gold medal triumph at the Tokyo Olympics, where he also slew fellow finalist Karen Khachanov without much ado.
Of course, he will have vivid memories of the semi-final stage of the Olympics, where he defeated the seemingly unbeatable Novak Djokovic in great style. A Grand Slam event is a different ball game altogether, though, and Djokovic will certainly be more focused this time around. That being said, Zverev currently has the confidence and momentum one needs to cause an upset and win the US Open 2021. He is undoubtedly one to watch out for.
US Open Past Winners
The US Open has been extremely competitive in recent years, with no champion set in stone months before its commencement. No player had pulled off a back-to-back triumph since 2008 when Roger Federer won 5 straight titles! Federer also jointly holds most US Open titles in the Open Era, along with Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors. Djokovic could get his fourth title if he wins this year. Here are the last 5 winners of the US Open:
- 2020 – Dominic Thiem
- 2019 – Rafael Nadal
- 2018 – Novak Djokovic
- 2017 – Rafael Nadal
- 2016 – Stan Wawrinka
Tennis US Open 2021 – Final Verdict
Unsurprisingly, Novak Djokovic must be backed to go all the way and write history with an iconic US Open 2021 victory. There is too much at stake to not expect him to end up as the winner of the Men’s Singles event. His closest competitor should come in the form of World number 2, Daniil Medvedev. Those who sternly believe in the power of momentum might want to bet on Alexander Zverev to win the tournament, for he is in red hot form as we speak.
It’s the final Grand Slam event of the year! Time to place your bets now.