Odds To Win the 2019 U.S. Open: Djokovic and Williams Tabbed As Faves

US Open 2019 Tennis Betting Odds July 15

We may still be digesting the classic Wimbledon tennis finals but it’s time for bettors to move past the All England Club and start setting their sights on Flushing Meadows for the 2019 U.S. Open Tennis Championship, which starts on August 26 in New York City.

Oddsmakers haven’t gone too far off the beaten path with their favorites to win the men’s and women’s draws at the U.S. Open as Novak Djokovic (+110) and Serena Williams (+350) are the chalk picks to emerge victorious.

These two were also tabbed as the faves in last year’s edition of this tourney with Djokovic winning his third U.S. Open title while Serena fell in the final to Naomi Osaka, who had 50-1 odds to win the tournament prior to the start.

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Will Djokovic Continue His Dominance?

Novak Djokovic is the clear-cut favorite to win the 2019 U.S. Open and with the way he’s been playing since the 2018 French Open, it’s hard to dispute that. He’s won four of the last five major tournaments (including the 2018 U.S. Open) and he has played in the men’s final at Flushing Meadows in seven of the last nine years. It’s also worth noting that he didn’t play in 2017 due to injury.

Djokovic has been especially great on the hardcourt. Since 2015, he’s played in six major tournaments on hard surface and won five of them, with his only loss coming to Stan Wawrinka in the 2016 U.S. Open final. Outside of Djokovic, there isn’t really a strong case to be made for any other player except for the likes of Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer.

Don’t Bother Betting on Nadal or Federer

The two remaining players of the tennis men’s “tripod” in Nadal and Federer faced each other in the Wimbledon semifinals, with Federer moving on before falling to Djokovic in a five-hour final. Nadal (+325) is the only man besides Wawrinka who can claim he beat the Joker on a hardcourt in a major, and Djokovic swept Nadal in straight sets at the Australian Open in January.

As for Federer (+600), ever since his stretch of domination from 2004 to 2008 when he won the U.S. Open each year, he hasn’t fared well at Flushing Meadows. Since 2009, he has only made two finals and got bounced in the fourth round last year by John Millman. I think Federer isn’t a great bet when playing on the hardcourt and I would rather take a flyer on Dominic Thiem (+2500) or John Isner (+6600) than bank on Fed to win me money.

Here are the full betting odds for the 2019 U.S. Open men’s draw:

Odds To Win 2019 U.S. Open - Men’s
Novak Djokovic+110
Rafael Nadal+325
Roger Federer+600
Daniil Medvedev+1200
Alexander Zverev+2000
Dominic Thiem+2500
Marin Cilic+2500
Stefanos Tsitsipas+2500
Nick Kyrgios+2800
Milos Raonic+3300
Stan Wawrinka+3300
Karen Khachanov+4000
Kei Nishikori+4000
David Goffin+5000
Felix Auger-Aliassime+5000
Hyeon Chung+5000
Kevin Anderson+5000
Borna Coric+6600
Denis Shapovalov+6600
Grigor Dimitrov+6600
John Isner+6600
Kyle Edmund+6600
Frances Tiafoe+8000
Lucas Pouille+8000
Reilly Opelka+8000
Andrey Rublev+10000
Fabio Fognini+10000
Gaels Monfils+10000
Jack Sock+10000
Sam Querrey+10000
Diego Schwartzman+15000
Taylor Fritz+15000
Steve Johnson+20000
Bradley Klahn+25000
Denis Kudia+25000
Jared Donaldson+25000
Mackenzie McDonald+25000
Ryan Harrison+25000
Tennys Sandgren+25000

Odds as of August 23 at BetOnline

Serena Tries To Seal The Deal at U.S. Open

Making a major tennis final would usually be the pinnacle of an average women’s player but for Serena Williams (+350), it’s just another stepping stone in her pursuit of greatness. Williams fell short at Wimbledon for the second straight year and since the birth of her child, she has made it to the last match in three finals in six majors but hasn’t been able to close it out. Williams has been the favorite in three of the last four years at the U.S. Open and only missed four in a row because of becoming a new parent.

In the 2018 U.S. Open, Williams made it to the final but it turned into a debacle with the judge and she subsequently lost to Naomi Osaka (+800), who is third on the oddsboard and has been quite good on the hardcourt. On top of winning the U.S. Open in 2018, Osaka also won the Australian Open back in January.

How To Bet The Women’s Draw for the U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka would be my pick to win the tournament but banking on her could be tricky because repeat winners at the U.S. Open are hard to come by. Outside of Serena Williams winning three straight from 2012 to 2014, Flushing Meadows hasn’t seen a player win in back-to-back years since Monica Seles in 1991-92.

There are a few worthy contenders at the top of the list like Wimbledon winner Simona Halep (+700), French Open winner Ashleigh Barty (+900) and Rogers Cup winner Bianca Andreescu (+1400) but it’s such a crapshoot with women’s tennis. You might be better off waiting until the final and just taking the underdog, which is a strategy that has worked in four of the last five major women’s tennis tournaments.

Here are the full betting odds for the 2019 U.S. Open women’s draw:

Odds To Win 2019 U.S. Open - Women’s
Serena Williams+350
Simona Halep+700
Naomi Osaka+800
Ashleigh Barty+900
Bianca Andreescu+1400
Karolina Pliskova+1400
Madison Keys+1400
Petra Kvitova+1400
Angelique Kerber+1800
Sloane Stephens+1800
Sofia Kenin+2200
Aryna Sabalenka+2500
Elina Svitolina+2500
Garbine Muguruza +2500
Amanda Anisimova+3300
Belinda Bencic+3300
Cori Gauff+3300
Johanna Konta+3300
Kiki Bertens+3300
Maria Sharapova+3300
Victoria Azarenka+4000
Anastasija Sevastova+5000
Caroline Wozniacki+5000
Marketa Vondrousova+5000
Venus Williams+5000
Anett Kontaveit+6600
Caroline Garcia+6600
Danielle Collins+6600
Daria Kasatkina+6600
Elise Mertens+6600
Iga Swiatek+6600
Jelena Ostapenko+6600
Julia Goerges+6600
Svetlana Kuznetsova+6600
Coco Vandeweghe+8000
Dayana Yastremska+8000
Rebecca Peterson+10000

Odds as of August 23 at BetOnline