The best men’s tennis players in the world head to Flushing Meadows on Monday for the 2019 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. The final major tennis tournament of the year is expected to showcase the Big 3: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. All three start their quest for U.S. Open next Monday and Tuesday. Check out the 2019 US Open betting analysis and free picks for twelve of the top Round 1 matchups!
2019 US Open Men’s Round 1 Odds, Preview & Picks
- When: August 26 – August 27
- Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NY
- Surface: Hard
- TV: ESPN /ESPN2 / ESPN+
- Live Stream: ESPN+
Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Carballes Baena
- 2019 US Open Odds: Djokovic -9999 / Baena +1262
26-year-old Roberto Carballes Baena has a 16-16 singles record this year. He last played at the Winston-Salem Open where Sam Querrey knocked him out in Round 2. Djokovic wins this in straight sets.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Novak Djokovic
Sam Querrey vs Juan Ignacio Londero
- 2019 US Open Odds: Querrey -526 / Londero +330
Argentinian Juan Ignacio Londero ran into Roger Federer in Round 2 at the Western & Southern Open in his last. Federer beat him in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Opponent Sam Querrey had a decent Wimbledon run. He played well at the Western & Southern Open losing to Andrey Rublev in 4 sets in Round 3. Querrey should get past Londero on Monday.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Sam Querrey
Denis Kudla vs Janko Tipsarevic
- 2019 US Open Odds: Kudla -204 / Tipsarevic +150
Kudla is 9-20 in singles matches this year. At the Winston-Salem Open, Robin Haase ended his tournament early even though the second set went to a tiebreaker set. Tipsarevic hasn’t played any singles matches in 2019. Kudla has the edge.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Denis Kudla
Steve Darcis vs Dusan Lajovic
- 2019 US Open Odds: Darcis +301 / Lajovic -454
Jao Sousa beat Darcis 6-4, 6-4 in Darcis’ last match. He faces one of the underdogs with a shot in Round 1 at the U.S. Open in Dusan Lajovic. John Isner knocked out Lajovic in Round 1 at the Western & Southern Open, but Dusan has won a singles title this year. He should easily handle Darcis.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Dusan Lajovic
Hubert Hurkacz vs Jeremy Chardy
- 2019 US Open Odds: Hurkacz -303 / Chardy +215
Hubert Hurkacz made it to the Winston-Salem Open quarterfinals. He’s actually got a match at 9:00pm ET on August 22. Win or lose, he’s in good form. Frances Chardy bowed out to Frances Tiafoe in his last. Chardy has won 3 doubles titles in 2019. If Hurkacz plays over the weekend, Chardy might catch a tired opponent.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Jeremy Chardy
Laslo Djere vs Miomir Kecmanovic
- 2019 US Open Odds: Djere +293 / Kecmanovic -434
Djere has a singles title in 2019. That gives him an edge over Kecmanovic. But, Miomir lost to a great player at the Winston-Salem Open, Denis Shapovalov. Kecmanovic can beat Djere next week.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Miomir Kecmanovic
Zachary Svajda vs Kevin Anderson
- 2019 US Open Odds: Svajda +1084 / Anderson -9999
There are no stats on 16-year-old Zachary Svajda. Teen women tennis players can have success because women mature quicker than men. Svajda should have no shot versus Kevin Anderson. He probably doesn’t. But, the kid doesn’t know he’s overmatched and will just walk onto the court and play tennis. Who knows? He might be the male Cori “Coco” Gauff.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Zachary Zvajda
Fabio Fognini vs Reilly Opelka
- 2019 US Open Odds: Fognini +108 / Opelka -142
Fognini versus Opelka should be a tight match. Opelka is a 21-year-old up and coming American. Fognini can surprise once in a while, like when it took Rafael Nadal 3 sets to beat him at the Rogers Cup. Fognini should win this. Don’t be surprised if Opelka makes him work for it.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Fabio Fognini
Prajnesh Gunneswaran vs Daniil Medvedev
- 2019 US Open Odds: Gunneswaran +1084 / Medvedev -4999
Gunneswaran has a 4-12 singles record this year. He faces the hottest tennis player to enter the U.S. Open in Round 1 in Daniil Medvedev. How hot is Medvedev? He won the Western & Southern Open, beating Novak Djokovic on his way to the title. Daniil easily wins.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Daniil Medvedev
Nicolas Jarry vs Milos Raonic
- 2019 US Open Odds: Jarry +247 / Raonic -357
Jarry had a bad Winston-Salem Open. He does have a nice 19-16 record. Milos Raonic shouldn’t win the U.S. Open, but he’ll escape the first round with a victory. Raonic’s just better than Jarry. So, unless he retires, he wins.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Milos Raonic
John Millman vs Rafael Nadal
- 2019 US Open Odds: Millman +1078 / Nadal -4999
We know how good Rafa is. Does Millman have any shot of beating him? It doesn’t look like it. Not with a 14-21 singles record and a loss to Steve Johnson in his last.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Rafael Nadal
Thomas Fabbiano vs Dominic Thiem
- 2019 US Open Odds: Fabbiano +536 / Thiem -999
If you ask most tennis fans which player has the best shot of upsetting the Big 3, they’ll tell you it’s Dominic Thiem. Thiem can hang with Rafa, Djoker, and FedEx. It took Rafael Nadal 4 sets to beat Thiem at the French Open Finals. This after Thiem beat Novak Djokovic in 5 sets. Thiem should cruise into Round 2.
US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Dominic Thiem