Nick Kyrgios & Coco Gauff Fall to Karen Khachanov & Caroline Garcia to Shake Up US Open Odds Once More
Frey, Quality Sport Images/Getty. Pictured: Caroline Garcia and Karen Khachanov.
A wild US Open got even crazier on Tuesday night (or Wednesday morning) as Coco Gauff and Nick Kyrgios suffered losses against Caroline Garcia and Karen Khachanov, respectively.
The duo were high up in the markets prior to the evening – in their respective draws – but that all changed in a matter of hours.
Garcia earned a routine victory over Gauff, earning a 6-3 6-4 victory while being in the driver’s seat throughout the match. There were dips for the Frenchwoman at times, but generally, she had a handle on the match throughout.
That was anything but the case for Khachanov, who had to go on a classic Kyrgios rollercoaster ride before securing a victory.
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It took five sets for Khachanov to upend his counterpart, but incredibly clutch play in the final set, with a bit of help from Kyrgios, allowed the Russian to come through in the end.
What does this mean for the futures market?
Well, Garcia’s win was so impressive that it vaulted her into the favorite position. Perhaps that’s because she has one less match to play than four of her peers, but she sits at +190 at FanDuel to lift the US Open trophy.
Garcia is on a remarkable 13-match winning streak after coming through qualifiers to win the Cincinnati Masters event and flying by her competition with ease thus far in New York.
Iga Swiatek (+210), the world No. 1, trails behind Garcia while Ons Jabeur (+470) is the other woman already in the semis. Aryna Sabalenka (+800), Jessica Pegula (+900) and Karolina Pliskova (+1000) all have a fighting chance at the title, say oddsmakers.
On the men’s side, Carlos Alcaraz (+170) is the favorite to capture his first Slam title ahead of the quarters. Casper Ruud (+300) and Khachanov (+500) already know they will face off in the semifinals.
Jannik Sinner (+380), Andrey Rublev (+1200) and Frances Tiafoe (+1400) are the rest of the men remaining.
A full list of the odds can be found here.