tennis odds US Open 2019
The US Open 2019 for men: Winner
US Open 2019 Men’s Singles
The 2019 US Open is scheduled to take place between Monday 26th August and Sunday 8th September. The event will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York. Many tennis fans know the venue as Flushing Meadows and everyone will be looking forward to seeing the top players on the ATP Tour compete for the men’s singles title.
Novak Djokovic will arrive in New York as the defending champion following his victory over Juan Martin del Potro in the final last year. The Serbian won the match in three sets and in doing so claimed the title for the third time in his career.
The world number one at the time of writing, Djokovic has enjoyed his recent visits to the US Open and has reached the final on each of his last three attempts, winning it twice. Regardless of what happens in the lead up to the tournament, Djokovic will be looking forward to his return to Flushing Meadows and he is the favourite to win the US Open 2019 men’s singles title.
However, you must go back to 2008 to find the last time we had a back-to-back champion in the US Open men’s singles so it will be interesting to see if that changes.
Rafael Nadal will hope to have claimed the French Open title and could be competing to win his second or third Grand Slam of the season at the US Open. The Spaniard reached the semi-final of this tournament last year only to withdraw due to injury and that prevented him from defending the title he won in 2018.
Nadal’s favourite surface is clay but he has won the US Open three times in his career and will be looking to move above Djokovic in the multiple champions list by winning his fourth title this year. Nadal appears to have put the fitness doubts behind him and if he shows the form he produced on the hard courts of the Australian Open, he is sure to come close to winning the 2019 US Open.
Referring to the last back-to-back champion in the men’s singles at the US Open, we come to Roger Federer. The Swiss has won the US Open five times and needs one more victory to become the most successful male player in the open era.
However, Federer’s win in 2008 was the last time he tasted success at the US Open and the Swiss has only twice made the final since then, the most recent of which was in 2015 against Djokovic. His recent record of a quarter-final and fourth round defeat in 2017 and 2018 respectively suggests Federer will struggle to get beyond five US Open titles.
Moving out from Federer and we already begin to get into longer odds with Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Murray next in the betting. The fitness of the latter two players is questionable which means in the eyes of the bookies, only Zverev has any real hope of challenging Djokovic, Nadal and Federer in the 2019 US Open men’s singles.