The last major Grand Slam tournament of the tennis year 2023 will be played in the next two weeks. For the elite, it starts Monday, August 28th at the Big Apple in New York. At Casinova, we’ve looked at both title odds and various US Open betting odds.
US Open Tennis 2023
In contrast to previous years, tennis fans in Germany are not offered free TV broadcasts. Instead, the streaming broadcaster “Sportdeutschland.TV” has secured the rights to the US Open until 2027. Prices range from a total package of 25 euros for the whole tournament to 10 euros for a single day. The price for a single game is 5 euros.
Review of the current tennis year
So far, it has clearly been the year of Novak Djokovic for the men’s tennis. The Serb was able to secure both the Australian Grand Slam and the triumph at the Roland Garros in Paris. In Melbourne he beat the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas smoothly in three sets. At the Roland Garros, the Norwegian Casper Ruud had to believe it, also in three sets. All experts also expected a win at Wimbledon, but nothing came of it. In a gripping final, the djoker lost to Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz after five sets. For Alcaraz it was the second Grand Slam title after winning the US Open in 2022.
While the men’s roles are clearly divided and Novak Djokovic now has a real challenger in Carlos Alcaraz, women’s tennis is a little more unpredictable. Several women are believed to be capable of a Grand Slam victory here. This year, the star of Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka really rose. After her first Grand Slam title in Australia, the 25-year-old reached the semi-finals in both Paris and Wimbledon. In addition to Sabalenka, the world number one Iga Swiatek should of course be mentioned, the Polish recently showed increasing form and secured her fourth Grand Slam title in Paris. According to her own statements, she is now ready to defend her US Open title.
In Wimbledon 2023, on the other hand, she surprisingly lost in the quarterfinals against Elina Switolina. Previously, Switolina had only qualified for the tournament because of a wildcard. In addition to Sabalenka and Swiatek, we should also keep an eye on Coco Gauff and Jelena Rybakina. Gauff secured the Cincinnati Masters just a few days ago, including defeating the favorite Iga Swiatek in the semifinals.
In the next section we will introduce the players in more detail.
Favorites on the title
Looking back at the tennis season so far, it can already be concluded which players can have legitimate hopes of a US Open triumph. We would be happy to introduce you to the top favorites in more detail.
Novak Djokovic – Finally back in the USA
- Country – Serbia
- Age – 36 years
- World Ranking – 2nd place with 9795 points
- Grand Slam wins – 23 wins, including 3x the US Open (2011, 2015 and 2018)
- Batting Hand – Right
- Special – Among the best players in the history of the sport
Novak Djokovic is back at the US Open after 2021. He missed the last two tournaments due to his vaccination status in the course of the Corona debate. After a strong year with victories at the Australian Open, the French Open and in Cincinnati, the Djoker is going to New York as the top favorite. In addition to the victories there is a participation in the final in Wimbledon and a participation in the quarter-finals in Rome. With his victory in Paris he trumped the Spaniard Rafael Nadal and is now at the top of the list of players with the most Grand Slams with 23 Grand Slam titles.
One of his particular strengths is an incredibly reliable serve. The Serb wins more than 91% of his service games on average. He is also known for his positive mindset and all-round qualities. No player returns better than Novak.
Carlos Alcaraz – The greatest challenger
- Country – Spain
- Age – 20 years
- World Ranking – 1st place with 9815 points
- Grand Slam wins – 2nd
- Batting Hand – Right
- Special – Already considered the best tennis player of his generation
The 20-year-old Spaniard is considered the legitimate successor to his great role model Rafael Nadal. After his US Open victory in 2022, he climbed to the top of the world tennis rankings for the first time. At the same time, he became the youngest world number one since the world tennis rankings were introduced. He is considered a similar type of player to Rafael Nadal. Fast on his feet and paired with incredible game intelligence. Even his defense is now feared, as the Spaniard has repeatedly shown strong counterattacks in recent tournaments.
The year 2023 could hardly have gone better so far. We like to remember the gripping Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic, which he was able to win. The victory in Wimbledon was also revenge for the semi-final defeat in Paris at the French Open. This was followed by victories in Indian Wells and the Madrid Masters. In the dress rehearsal for the US Open, he narrowly lost the final (7:5, 6:7, 6:7). Against who? Of course against Novak Djokovic. The previous results suggest that the upcoming US Open will also be decided between the two currently best tennis players in the world.
Other favorites among men
Now that we have described the two top favorites in more detail, we will briefly present the extended group of favorites.
Daniil Medvedev (27) – Won the US Open in 2021 and is considered the first favorite for another title behind Alcaraz and Djokovic. This season he has already won the Masters in Rome and in Miami. He is currently ranked 3rd in the world.
Jannik Sinner (22) – has been waiting for the big breakthrough for years. This season, Sinner was able to win a Masters tournament for the first time. At the Canada Masters, he beat Australia’s Alex de Minaur in straight sets. He also achieved the best Grand Slam result of his career with a semi-final in Wimbledon.
- Iga Swiatek – The favorite
- Country – Poland
- Age – 22 years
- World Ranking – 1st place with 9955 points
- Grand Slam wins – 4th
- Batting Hand – Right
- Special – Has already won the French Open three times
Iga Swiatek literally played the stars from the sky in last year’s tennis season. She cleared the Masters in Rome, Miami, Indian Wells and Doha all. There were also Grand Slam victories in New York and Melbourne. Iga had reached the top at just 21 years old. The current 2023 season was almost logically not quite as successful for the versatile right-hander. Under no circumstances does she want to say goodbye to the year with “only” a tournament victory at the French Open. In New York, nothing more than the fifth Grand Slam title should come. The chances are good, say various tennis experts.
Swiatek’s greatest strength is that she doesn’t actually have any real weaknesses. She is considered to be an extremely intelligent player who plays both a sovereign attacking game and a sovereign defensive game. On the offensive, she convinces with aggressive tennis, which often forces her opponents to make mistakes. She loves to attack with her fast topspin and strong forehand. If she keeps her nerves and stays injury-free, we expect the big hit.
Aryna Sabalenka – Will she crown her 2023?
- Country – Belarus
- Age – 25 years
- World Ranking – 2nd place with 8746 points
- Grand Slam wins – 1st
- Batting Hand – Right
- Special – Wants to crown the current season
The 25-year-old Sabalenka is having the most successful year of her career so far. Victory at the Australian Open in January, followed by semi-finals in Paris and Wimbledon. At the Masters, she impressed with a triumph in Madrid, where she defeated none other than Iga Swiatek.
One of her strengths is her strong service game in combination with a powerful hitting hand. She has a tiger tattoo on her left arm, which also earned her the nickname “Tiger”. A nickname that fits well as she is particularly well known in the tennis world for her combative demeanor. Her big breakthrough came after the Corona break, she recently explained in an interview that she changed her game, especially during this time. She stated that she worked a lot on her biomechanics to be even better at attacking.
The previous duels with her competitor Iga Swiatek ended with the result 3:5. She was able to defeat the current number one in the world three times. We especially remember the semifinals of the last US Open, when Sabalenka ran out of breath after a strong first set (6:3). If the US Open seed list has its way, she will meet Tunisian Ons Jabeur in the quarterfinals, only then will another duel with Swiatek be possible.
Other favorites among the ladies
In addition to Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka, we believe there are other players capable of triumphing in New York. Here is an overview.
- Coco Gauff (19) – The American recently celebrated her first Masters title in Cincinnati. Quite a few are already comparing them to the Williams sisters. If she continues to develop year after year, she is sure to have a great tennis career ahead of her.
- Elena Rybakina (24) – Rybakina has had a strong season so far, securing Masters titles in Indian Wells and Rome. Her greatest success so far was the triumph at Wimbledon last year.
In addition to Alex Zverev, Yannick Hanfmann, Dominik Koepfer and Daniel Altmaier are also in New York, unfortunately we have to do without Jan-Lennard Struff, he canceled due to a hip injury.
In the women’s category, Tatjana Maria (WTA rank 47) is the highest-ranked German player in the tournament. They are followed by Anna-Lena Friedsam and Tamara Korpatsch. Unfortunately, none of them have any real chances of winning the title. A push into the 3rd round would already be a great success.
Our forecast for the tournament
Of course, surprises are always possible. Nevertheless, we clearly see Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz at the top of the men’s field. In our opinion, the US Open title is solely about both players. Due to the current strength of form, we tend slightly towards Djoker. After countless vaccination debates, he will be a little more motivated than usual in the USA. Otherwise, we recommend carefully monitoring the performance of Djoker and Alcaraz and placing a bet based on this.
In the women’s category, we trust several players behind Iga Swiatek to make the really big hit. Coco Gauff played brilliantly at the tournament in Cincinnati and is now taking the momentum to New York. A betting odd of around 13.00 is good if you are looking for a higher odd. Otherwise, of course, everything goes through the current number one in the world, Iga Swiatek. If she goes through her tennis game as usual and manages to conjure up similar performances on the floor as last season in New York, we will see the Pole fly home with the trophy at the end.
Possible tennis bets
Tennis bets are among the most popular sports bets ever. In tennis you have the opportunity to bet on several outcomes or bets at the same time. We are happy to present the most popular bets:
- Bet on the winner: This is all about betting on the winner of a tennis match. Unlike football, there are no ties in tennis. Therefore, it is a two-way bet. The win bet is considered the most popular and most frequently placed tennis bet.
- Over/Under Bets: In tennis, very different over / under bets can be placed. For example, you can bet that a game will be decided in three, four or five sets.
- Long-term bets: With long-term bets, for example, you bet on the tournament winner of a Grand Slam.
- Handicap bets: This is about giving a player a virtual lead. This type of bet is particularly useful on a favourite, for example, since the betting odds logically increase.
- set bet: The set bet is a popular live bet. You can follow the action live and place a bet within a few seconds.
Who is US Open record winner?
Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer are the men’s record winners with five titles. They are followed by John McEnroe and Rafael Nadal with four wins. Of the currently active players, Novak Djokovic is ahead with three titles (2011,2015,2018). In the women’s category, Chris Evert and Serena Williams lead the way with six titles each.
Who is the top favorite for the US Open 2023 title?
The bookies assume that the men’s US Open title 2023 will be decided between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. The betting odds vary between 2.25 and 2.35 depending on the provider. For the women, Iga Swiatek (odds 3.20) is the top favorite in the tournament. Aryna Sabalenka follows (odds 5.50).