MyBookie brings you another 2021 U.S. Open Betting Update, where we take a look at the outright betting odds, how they have changed throughout the tournament, and how do they reflect the players’ chances to hoist the coveted Grand Slam trophy. Here is all you need to know about the 2021 US Open betting odds!
ATP & WTA Updated Odds To Win the 2021 U.S. Open
2021 U.S. Open
- When: August 30 – September 12
- Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Queens, New York City, United States
ATP 2021 U.S. Open Odds – Men
WTA 2021 U.S. Open Odds – Women
Djokovic, Medvedev, and Zverev Still on Top
A couple of days back, we had Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, and Alexander Zverev as the main three favorites to win the 2021 U.S. Open. To no one’s surprise, nothing has changed in the outright betting markets, as the trio remain priced as the top favorites to go all the way.
Still, there have been some odds movements. Djokovic, who was priced as low as -160 on Monday, is now at -150, and while his odds have risen, the difference is negligible. Similarly, the betting odds on Zverev have increased from +500 to +550.
Meanwhile, the betting odds on Medvedev have dropped from +350 to +300.
The slight odd movements don’t surprise us one bit and really don’t mean much. It mostly has to do with how dominant the three players have been over the opening rounds of play, but as we know, some of the best players need some time to get going, which is why you can fully expect Djokovic’s odds to start dropping – unless we’re in for a shock win that would see the Serb eliminated from the tournament.
In regards to the favorites’ results, neither has disappointed. That said, we have to show some respect for Medvedev’s showings, considering how dominant he has been so far.
Medvedev has won both of his opening rounds in straight sets – against Richard Gasquet (6-4, 6-3, 6-1) and Dominik Koepfer (6-4, 6-1, 6-2).
Djokovic was slightly less convincing with his round one showing when he dropped one set against Denmark’s Holger Rune, who he ended up beating with 6-1, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1. Although a convincing win, the Serb has dropped a set against a much weaker opponent.
Ashleigh Barty (Still) Favoured to Win
As with the men’s side of the competition, the women’s side hasn’t seen much movement in the outright betting odds for the 2021 U.S. Open. Ashleigh Barty, who was priced as +300 favorite on Monday, is now priced at only +275 despite her close match in R1 against Vera Zvonareva.
Barty defeated the Russian tennis star in straight sets but needed a tiebreaker in the second set, which the Aussie won with 9-7, to seal the deal at 6-1, 7-6. Still, there is no shame in playing a close match against an experienced player who has already made it to the quarter-finals (2011) and the finals (2010) here.
Naomi Osaka, who was priced as the favorite to win the U.S. Open weeks before the tournament began, is now at +450, which is a slight increase from Monday when she was at +400. There isn’t much to explain the odds movement since Osaka played well against Marie Bouzkova (6-4, 6-1) in R1 and has secured a walkover win against Olga Danilovic, who withdrew from the tournament due to illness.
Last but not least, we have Aryna Sabalenka as the third favorite to win the 2021 U.S. Open. The 23-year-old Belarus tennis player was priced at +900 on Monday and is now at +1000. In her tournament opener, Sabalenka looked a bit off and has struggled against Nina Stojanovic. Sabalenka looked set to win in straight sets after winning the first with 6-4; however, she lost the tiebreaker in the second set with 4-7.
Regardless, Sabalenka closed out the deal with 6-0 and made it into the second round, where the Belarusian swept (2-0) the 2021 French open semi-finalist Tamara Zidansek. Her next opponent is world no.29 Danielle Collins, who she will meet on Friday, September 3, for a spot in the fourth round where she is likely to meet with world no.21 Ons Jabeur.