U.S. Open 2021 betting guide

US Open 2021 Betting Preview: Serena is Out But Djokovic Chasing Grand Slam History

It hasn’t happened in 52 years. But when the U.S. Open tennis tournament begins on Aug. 30 in New York, Novak Djokovic will have a chance. In fact, he’s even favored to make it happen.

Djokovic has won every major tennis tournament in 2021. He won the Australian Open in February, captured the French Open in June and won Wimbledon in July.

Now, with a win at the U.S. Open, he’ll take home the elusive tennis Grand Slam, which hasn’t happened since Rod Laver did it in 1969.

Pennsylvania sports betting apps have Djokovic favored to win the U.S. Open tennis tournament. DraftKings has Djokovic priced at -125 to win.

We’ll cover the odds at Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks and help you consider that question to get you ready for U.S. Open betting.

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2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament men’s odds

Odds to win the U.S. Open at DraftKings

  • Novak Djokovic: -125
  • Daniil Medvedev: +400
  • Alexander Zverev: +650
  • Stefanos Tsitsipis: +1300
  • Matteo Berrettini: +4000
  • Denis Shapovalov: +5000
  • Andrey Rublev: +6000
  • Jannik Sinner: +6000
  • Hubert Hurkacz: +8000
  • Lorenzo Musetti: +10000
  • Full field listed on app

As for the American players, there’s little hope of an upset. Reilly Opelka and John Isner (the top US players) are both priced at +10000.

Can Djokovic move past his sub-par performance in the Olympics?

The U.S. Open tennis tournament begins on Monday, August 30 in Flushing Meadows, New York, a location that always seems to help create extra buzz and excitement. And this year, there will be some extra sizzle thanks to Djokovic and his chance for tennis history that hasn’t happened in a half-century.

However, Djokovic will certainly face some challenges. He has not played since a somewhat uneven performance in the Tokyo Olympics, where he missed the medal stand in both the singles and mixed doubles competition.

Earlier this month, he wrote on Twitter that he was “taking a bit longer to recover after quite a physically taxing journey from the Australian Open up to Tokyo…I’ll be turning my focus to the U.S. Open and spending more time with my family.”

Ways to bet on on the 2021 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament

The U.S. Open ends on Sept. 12. Sportsbooks are filled with a plethora of ways to bet on tennis and live betting is also available.

Here are some tennis betting markets

  • Match lines
  • Sets
  • Spreads
  • Futures like “name the finalists” and “to reach the final”
  • Tournament Props like “stage of elimination” and “unseeded player to advance”

2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament women’s odds

Odds to win the U.S. Open at DraftKings

  • Ashleigh Barty: +330
  • Naomi Osaka: +600
  • Aryna Sabalenka: +1400
  • Simona Halep: +1600
  • Barbora Krejcikova: +1700
  • Karolina Pliskova: +1700
  • Iga Swiatek: +1700
  • Cori (Coco) Gauff: +2000
  • Petra Kvitova: +2500
  • Garbine Muguruza: +2500
  • Odds for full field on app

Which women’s player will emerge from Serena’s shadow? 

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty hopes to continue her stellar season at the upcoming U.S. Open. Barty is ranked No. 1 in the world and has won five singles titles this season, including the Western and Southern Open last weekend near Cincinnati. 

The biggest storyline of the women’s tournament however, might be the absence of Serena Williams. Williams needs just one more Grand Slam victory to reach No. 24 and tie Margaret Court for the most ever. But Williams announced that she was withdrawing from the U.S. Open due to a torn hamstring that is still not fully healed. She turns 40 in September and her time may be running out.

Lead photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP