Tennis Majors: Previewing the Top Four Favorites to Win the Men’s US Open

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Michael Savio
08/29/2023
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Highlights

  • Novak Djokovic is the betting favorite at +110
  • Djokovic defeated Alcaraz in the ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati
  • Jack Sinner won a hard-court tournament in Toronto earlier this month

All eyes will be on New York this weekend as the 2023 Men’s US Open begins. We have a field loaded with stars, including the world’s top two players, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. Below, we will break them down and share odds from FanDuel Sportsbook to help you win big.

Novak Djokovic +110

Even those who don’t follow tennis know Djokovic’s name. The superstar is currently ranked second in the world and is known to be one of the greatest hard-court players of all time. Djokovic is 34-3 on hard courts since the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals and has a lifetime record of 574-120, his best of all surfaces. That has him installed as the betting favorite among tennis betting sites.

It is expected for Djokovic to cruise to at least the semifinals, meaning it will likely take another player on this list to take him down. While Carlos Alcaraz beat him in a thrilling Wimbledon Final earlier this summer, Djokovic avenged the loss by beating him in three sets at the ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati. That tournament was on a hard-court surface, giving us a preview of what to expect in a rematch.

Carlos Alcaraz +185

The 20-year-old has become one of the biggest names in tennis over the last two years. He is now the top-ranked player in the world and has an impressive Wimbledon Final win against Djokovic. The victory was a big part of his recent surge in popularity, but he has not had another title since. He lost to fourteenth-ranked Tommy Paul in the Quarterfinals of the ATP Masters 1000 Canada and to Djokovic in the finals in Cincinnati right after.

Alcaraz has two hard-court titles to go with a 28-6 record, with many experts expecting him to rival only Djokovic’s dominance on the surface. However, he isn’t quite there yet and will be more vulnerable to the other players on this list. Time will tell if he can take another step forward in his stardom by beating Djokovic on his favorite surface.

Daniil Medvedev +1000

The Russian star is one of the best players in the world, currently ranked third. While he made the Wimbledon semifinals, Alcaraz handled Medvedev relatively quickly. Medvedev has not advanced past the quarterfinals in the two tournaments since. Both were on hard courts, where Medvedev has been successful in the past. He’ll need to return to top form this weekend if he wants a chance to reach the semifinals again.

Medvedev does have a win on hard courts this season in Miami back in the spring. He faced Jannik Sinner in the finals and needed just two sets to dispatch the rising star. Those sets were reasonably close, signaling the gap between Medvedev and Sinner is closer than with Alcaraz and Djokovic. Anything can happen at the US Open, but it is hard to see a way that Medvedev walks away with the trophy over the rest of the favorites.

Jannik Sinner +1400

The 22-year-old is having the best season of his young career. Sinner is now the sixth-ranked player in the world and a top-four favorite to win the US Open. While the Italian lost in the first round in Cincinnati a couple weeks ago, he won the ATP Toronto tournament earlier this month. That was a hard-court tournament, signaling he should have a great chance to reach the semis for the 2023 US Open.

One other reason people love Sinner as a US Open longshot was his play against Djokovic at Wimbledon in July. Sinner was defeated in three sets in the semi-finals, but his play against the legend impressed many. That experience could help Sinner if he reached the semi’s again, meaning he could add a major to his already impressive young resume.

Michael is an avid sports fan and a veteran bettor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He learned the trade from his grandfather in Las Vegas as a kid. As an adult, Michael started picking games for a small sports betting site and has built it into a career. His experience allows him to provide tips and information to help other bettors improve their game. Michael cheers for all Wisconsin pro teams, the Arizona State Sun Devils (his alma mater), and the Ottawa Senators. He specializes in baseball betting but has extensive experience in football, basketball, and hockey. When he isn’t pouring over stats, he’s spending time with his two young children or hiking and enjoying the outdoors.