The ATP World Tennis Tour, the arm that runs men’s tennis tournaments throughout the world, ran into a big snag last week. Check out an update on where men’s tennis stands. We also provide some insight into the WTA, along with some of the favorites to win the U.S. Open so you can start planning ahead your bets against their Tennis odds.
ATP Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – July 22nd Edition
ATP trying to get back on the court
On Monday, July 21, the ATP canceled it’s return to play tournament. Men’s tennis was supposed to resume on August 14 with the Citi Open in Washington.
But Citi Open officials decided to cancel the tournament. Marc Ein, Chairman and CEO of Ein Tennis, said that when they decided to go ahead with the Citi Open, everything was “getting better”. But a spike in cases in the United States as well as the inability for players to get to Washington made the event a no-go.
It wasn’t all bad news last week, though. The U.S. Open is on track. Check out odds before we get to the information regarding the Open.
U.S. Open, the first major, starts on August 31
Men’s U.S. Open Odds – Top 10 Betting Choices
- Novak Djokovic +150
- Rafael Nadal +350
- Roger Federer +600
- Andy Murray +1400
- Daniil Medvedev +900
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +1400
- Alexander Zverev +1600
- Nick Kyrgios +2500
- Dominic Thiem +1000
- Milos Raonic +3300
The United States Tennis Association, the USTA, said that they are on track for a 24-day bubble period starting on August 19 where both men and women will play two tournaments.
The first tournament will be the Western and Southern Open. That tournament should serve as a tune-up for the U.S. Open.
The U.S. Open is the prize. But, remember, many men’s favorites will have not played competitively for some time.
World TeamTennis has happened this summer. Players are taking advantage.
But nothing compares to actually playing in a singles tournament like the U.S. Open. What does it mean?
It means that if tennis betting handicappers want to wager on the Men’s U.S. Open, they had better do so knowing that the favorites like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be as cold as underdogs like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.
This year might be a good one to try to go against the dominating Nadal-Djokovic-Federer triumvirate.
Tennis will happen in 2020
The first WTA tournament should take place in Palermo, Italy on August 3. Even though the ATP canceled the Citi Open, we should assume that the men will soon get back on the courts.
Let’s cross our fingers that the tournament on August 3 in Palermo goes off without a hitch.
Then, we can plan for the Southern & Western Open and U.S. Open tennis bubble starting on August 19.