Novak Djokovic had a US Open to forget in 2020, but the tennis great heads up the odds to atone for last year’s misery at Flushing Meadows in September.
The Serb superstar was shockingly booted out of the showpiece in Queens, defaulting when he hit a ball at a lineswoman during his fourth-round match with Pablo Carreno Busta (a Spaniard who is now at least the answer to a quiz question and famous for something).
Love him or hate him, you can’t say ‘Djoker’ isn’t as good as it gets in the modern era, and he’s a hot favorite right now to add a fourth title in the Big Apple.
The women’s tournament will see young sensation Naomi Osaka looking to win her third title here, while living legend Serena Williams will hopefully be back to bid for a seventh title.
Here is all you need to know about the US Open, including the latest odds:
Latest odds to win men’s US Open
As stated, Djokovic – who will turn 34 before it’s time to rock up at the USTA National Tennis Center in August – heads the betting. His best odds to land another Slam are currently a pretty stingy +135.
Next up in the betting comes Daniil Medvedev at +650. The 25-year-old Russian has been getting ever closer to paydirt at Flushing Meadows, losing a five-setter to Rafael Nadal in the 2019 final and then in the semis to eventual champ Dominic Thiem in 2020. Thiem is a +700 chance to repeat.
The aforementioned Nadal is also a +700 shot along with Thiem, while there’s a gap then to young Greek prodigy Stefanos Tsitsipas at +1400.
Tennis legend Roger Federer will be 40 years old when he arrives in New York, and he hasn’t won in Flushing Meadows since 2008 when he completed an incredible run of five successive titles. The odds reflect all of this – he’s +2000.
The latest leading US Open tennis odds – men’s singles – are:
- +135 Novak Djokovic (BetMGM, Borgata)
- +650 Daniil Medvedev (FanDuel)
- +700 Dominic Thiem (widely available)
- +700 Rafael Nadal (widely available)
- +1400 Stefanos Tsitsipas (FanDuel)
- +1600 Alexander Zverev (widely available)
- +2000 Roger Federer (widely available)
NB: Odds correct on May 3, 2021
Latest odds to win women’s US Open
The US Open women’s singles is way more open than the men’s from a betting standpoint, with Osaka currently a +470 favorite to claim her third title here.
Aussie Ashleigh Barty is second in the odds at +900 but the 25-year-old has never made it past Round 4 in New York. So betting her would be quite the leap of faith. Canadian Bianca Andreescu is also a +900 hope – we like the value there as she has history in NYC after beating Serena to win the 2019 title.
Next comes Serena at a widely available +1000. Like Federer, she turns 40 this year and the odds reflect both her activity and chances at this late stage in her career.
Simona Halep has failed so far to shine in Flushing Meadows, a blight on her otherwise stellar career. The +1400 shot has only made the semi-finals once in 10 attempts.
The latest leading odds for the women’s singles at the 2021 US Open are:
- +470 Naomi Osaka (FanDuel)
- +900 Ashleigh Barty (William Hill, BetMGM, Borgata)
- +900 Bianca Andreescu (widely available)
- +1000 Serena Williams (widely available)
- +1400 Simona Halep (widely available)
NB: Odds correct on May 3, 2021
When is the 2021 US Open tennis?
The 2021 US Open tennis takes place at Flushing Meadows between August 30 and September 12 inclusive.
The women’s and men’s finals will both be held on the final weekend of the tournament.
The women’s final will be played on Saturday September 11 with the men’s on Sunday September 12.
How can I watch the US Open tennis on TV?
ESPN has the rights to show the US Open in 2021 and the action will be split between ESPN and ESPN2.
Tennis Betting Sign-up Bonuses
U.S. sportsbooks want your business, in fact they are pretty much desperate for it.
There are stellar promotional offers for new customers the whole year round – but they really raise their game around major events. And the US Open fits the bill perfectly.
In the days leading up to the event we’ll look at all the online bookmakers out there and find you the best available offers. Remember, our goal is to help you find the best value – and win. We’ll also throw in expert picks before the tournament starts.
Our guide to all the latest betting signup bonuses is right here.
How do tennis odds work?
Simple answer to this – exactly the same as for other sports.
Most sportsbooks offer money line odds for most matches – where you are literally picking one player to win.
If a player has a minus before his/her odds they are likely the favorite, while the underdog will likely have a + figure.
Example: Osaka vs Serena is the women’s final. Osaka is -230, Serena is +150
- If you bet Naomi, you win $100 for every $230 you bet
- If you bet Serena, you win $150 for every $150 you bet
Tennis is one of THE most popular betting sports. For a simple reason – it happens on just about every day of the year. On any given day in some part of the world, there is a tennis tournament. With lots of matches.
It’s not just money lines either – some sportsbooks offer live in-play options including which player wins the next point. Great fun – but beware, also easy to lose a lot of cash if you are not across the bigger picture.
Most online bookmakers will also offer a ton of props (proposition or special bets) both on the tournament and individual matches. Including stuff like over-under on how many aces a player will serve.
There are of course futures markets too – like which player will win the tournament months out (see above).