2022 US Open Betting Odds & Analysis: Novak Djokovic Favored Despite Legal Challenge; Nick Kyrgios Tabbed Heavy Underdog
Julian Finney/Getty. Pictured: Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios.
With Wimbledon behind us, the tennis world’s focus will soon shift to the US Open, which is set to be played at the end of the summer in New York.
Novak Djokovic is the favorite to secure another Slam title, despite the fact that he might not be able to compete in the event.
As U.S. rules currently state, foreign visitors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but Djokovic has not and doesn’t plan to get the vaccine.
At +130, Djokovic is listed ahead of Daniil Medvedev (+210), who was unable to compete at Wimbledon due to a tournament ban on Russian and Belarusian players.
Carlos Alcaraz (+430), Rafael Nadal (+600) and Alexander Zverev (+1000) follow behind the favorites at FanDuel.
Nick Kyrgios, the man that lost to Djokovic in London, is listed at +1900 to come out victorious in New York.
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Kyrgios’ best prior finishes at the US Open are third-round losses. He reached that stage of the tournament on four occasions.
The tour will undergo the North American hard-court swing ahead of the final Slam of the season, with two Masters 1000 events part of the schedule.
It’s a big question whether Djokovic will be a part of any of those tournaments, but if he is present, he’ll always be the favorite.