US Open 2022 Betting Tips & Predictions (August 28 – September 11)

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The year’s final Grand Slam is just around the corner, with the first ball being served in just over three days’ time at the US Open 2022.

In the ATP event, online tennis bookies show a five-way battle for the World No.1 spot, taking center stage. Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal are leading the charge, while Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz, and Casper Ruud nip at their heels. Add to this an in-form Nick Kyrgios and a handful of NextGen stars looking to stake their claim at the highest level, and it is looking like a good time to bet on US Open tennis in 2022.

For the women, Iga Swiatek looks to regain her form from earlier in the year, having strung together 37 wins to claim the French Open title. However, all eyes will be on Serena Williams in what will likely be her final WTA tournament as a tennis professional after a 20+ year career. The best tennis bookmakers show that Britain’s Emma Raducanu will be looking to spoil both parties though and defend her inaugural Grand Slam title from last year.

Here’s a closer look at what to expect from the 2022 US Open.

Date:Monday, August 27th to Sunday, September 11th
Venue:Flushing Meadows, New York
Watch onESPN/Eurosport/Amazon Prime

A Brief History of the US Open Grand Slam

Played on the blue hardcourts of New York, the US Open is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world.

Dating back to 1881 for the men’s singles, the fourth Grand Slam of the year has been a mainstay of the tennis calendar. In recent years, however, the US Open has been the most fluid of the Grand Slams, with both the men’s and women’s sides of the draw, producing seven different champions over the past decade.

Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem, and Daniil Medvedev have all taken home the men’s singles title since 2012, while Serena Williams, Flavia Pennetta, Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens, Naomi Osaka, Bianca Andreescu and Emma Raducanu have won the women’s event.

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Betting Preview of the Men’s Draw

With favorite Novak Djokovic ruled out of the US Open 2022 through vaccination restrictions, expect this to be one of the closest fought Grand Slams of the year. Here’s a look at the US Open tennis betting odds in 2022:

  • Daniil Medvedev – 3.2 (11/5)
  • Rafael Nadal – 4.75 (7/2)
  • Carlos Alcaraz – 6.5 (11/2)
  • Nick Kyrgios – 8.0 (7/1)
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas – 16.0 (15/1)

Despite the fact that five men are able to become tennis’s World No.1 in a fortnight’s time, the US Open tennis 2022 odds have this tournament as a three-horse race.

Daniil Medvedev @ 3.2 (11/5)

Daniil Medvedev leads the latest tennis odds to win the US Open 2022, having won his first Grand Slam here 12 months ago over an in-form Novak Djokovic. The Russian is yet to find his best tennis in the second half of 2022, having had time away from the game to treat a hernia, though he does remain World No.1 and will be aiming to peak over the next few weeks.

Rafael Nadal @ 4.75 (7/2)

Rafael Nadal is the second favorite in our betting preview and will be eager to extend his Grand Slam titles lead over Djokovic with another win here. With less than ideal preparation, being sidelined for six weeks through an abdominal tear, and suffering an early loss in Cincinnati upon his return, Nadal will be keen to find results in New York again.

Carlos Alcaraz @ 6.5 (11/2)

Tennis’s newest superstar, Carlos Alcaraz, rounds out the bookmakers’ favorites. With four titles and a rise to World No.4 this year, Alcaraz is looking to become the first teenager to win a Grand Slam since Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard winning a Grand Slam seems to be more a question of when and not if—whether he’ll be the winner at this Grand Slam remains to be seen.

Favorites in the Women’s Draw

While the tennis world would love to see the fairytale of Serena Williams winning her final WTA Grand Slam at the US Open, chances are it will be one of the following leaders in the US Open 2022 tennis odds who takes home the title instead:

  • Iga Swiatek – 4.25 (10/3)
  • Simona Halep – 8.0 (7/1)
  • Coco Gauff – 15.0 (14/1)
  • Emma Raducanu, Elena Rybakina and Carolina Carcia – 19.0 (18/1)
  • Naomi Osaka – 23.0 (22/1)

These odds from the best US Open sportsbooks indicate that women’s tennis is currently more volatile than men’s. Despite not being as predictable, several names rise above the pack as favorites in our US Open tennis betting tips:

Iga Swiatek @ 4.25 (10/3)

Poland’s superstar stands head and shoulders above the women’s competition. Earlier this year, Swiatek charged to the World No.1 position, collecting six titles along the way. Since losing at Wimbledon, however, she has struggled to regain this form and needs to overcome this blip if she is to collect another Grand Slam win this fortnight.

Simona Halep @ 8.0 (7/1)

If there is anyone to rival Swiatek, it’s Simona Halep. The World No.7 has been in excellent form, reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon and winning the National Bank Open tournament. An injury cloud does hang over her, and she’ll need to remain fit if the two-time Grand Slam champion is going to threaten Swiatek at the US Open this year.

Emma Raducanu @ 19.0 (18/1)

As defending champion and 4th equal favorite at the bookmakers, Britain’s Emma Raducanu has a strong chance of winning the title this year. Currently World No.11, Raducanu is due for another deep run in a Grand Slam, having not won a title since she was last in Flushing Meadows.

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Our US Open 2022 Tennis Predictions

One thing is for sure: This will be a fantastic tournament to watch.

On the ATP’s side of the draw, our pick is Rafael Nadal. While Medvedev is the No.1 and defending champion, he’s yet to find his best results. Alcaraz will also challenge, but our prediction is the pressure of becoming the youngest No.1 to be too great for the Spaniard to make a deep run and win.

For the women, our pick is that Iga Swiatek will steady the ship after her post-Wimbledon wobbles and win the top prize here. Online tennis bookies show it will be a tough scrap across the rest of the tournament to challenge Swiatek in the final, but the Pole will regain her hot stats from earlier this year and come away with her second Grand Slam of the year.

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Jimmy is our on-duty tipster and writer. His favorite sports are cricket, tennis, and basketball. If you’re looking for the best betting tips in the business, Jimmy’s your guy. His tips and events previews are among the most read at BetZillion.

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