US Open tennis schedule, best bets and predictions
The 2022 US Open begins Monday in New York. It’s the fourth and final Grand Slam of the tennis season, so players will be eager to enjoy the final shot at glory. A host of headlines have already been made with Serena Williams soon to retire and Novak Djokovic unable to play, so let’s waste no time diving into the odds and discussing the best bets to make.
|betting market||Best bet for US Open 2022|
|Futures Prediction||Raphael Nadal (+400)|
2022 US Open Tennis Schedule
The US Open main draw competition will begin on Monday August 29 and the tournament will continue until Sunday September 11. The full men’s and women’s singles draw schedule is as follows:
- First round: Monday August 29 – Tuesday August 30
- Second round: Wednesday August 31 – Thursday September 1
- Third round: Friday September 2 – Saturday September 3
- Fourth round: Sunday September 4 – Monday September 5
- Quarter-finals: Tuesday September 6 – Wednesday September 7
- Women’s semi-finals: Thursday, September 8
- Men’s semi-finals: Friday 9 September
- Women’s Final: Saturday, September 10, 4:00 p.m. EST
- Men’s Final: Sunday, September 11, 4:00 p.m. EST
US Open Tennis Odds and Predictions at Caesars Sportsbook
With Djokovic sidelined, world number one Daniil Medvedev is the clear favorite for the US Open men’s singles title according to oddsmakers. Medvedev is +225 to Caesars Sportsbookwhich means a $100 bet on him will return a profit of $225 if he successfully defends his 2021 title. Rafael Nadal is the second favorite at +400, followed by Carlos Alcaraz (+500), Nick Kyrgios (+900), Stefanos Tsitsipas (+1400), Jannik Sinner (+1800) and Taylor Fritz (+2000).
On the women’s side, two-time Roland-Garros champion and world No. 1 Iga Swiatek is a first-choice +350. She is followed by Simona Halep (+750), Coco Gauff (+1400), Aryna Sabalenka (+1600), Carolina Garcia (+1800), Elena Rybakina (+1800) and former US Open champions Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu (both +2000).
Our pundits’ favorite games are on the second favorites, Nadal and Halep. Now is the time to explain their reasoning.
US Open Tennis Free Picks: Bet on Rafael Nadal with +400 odds via Caesars Sportsbook
Since the start of the 2004 season, only six Grand Slam tournaments – out of 74, for those counting – have been won by men other than Nadal, Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka. Of these five, Nadal is the only one with a realistic chance of winning this year’s US Open. Djokovic and Federer are out, while Murray and Wawrinka are no longer title contenders. Right off the bat, you have to like Nadal’s chances based on the strength of the rest of the pitch. But there is more.
Nadal has already won two major titles this season, having triumphed at the Australian Open and the French Open. The Spaniard has not lost a single Grand Slam match in 2022 (19-0); he also reached the Wimbledon semi-finals but pulled out with an abdominal injury before facing Nick Kyrgios. Already a four-time champion in New York, Nadal has a strong chance of winning number five – which would be his 23rd Grand Slam title overall.
Interestingly, both Nadal and Halep’s titles are said to have ties to Williams. Nadal’s 23rd triumph would put him level with the 40-year-old American, who is stuck on 23 since winning the 2017 Australian Open. Halep is currently coached by Patrick Mouratoglou, who was the long-time coach Williams date. The seventh-ranked Romanian looks set for a successful run in New York, as she is 16-1 in her last 17 games (not counting retirements). Her only loss during that streak came in the Wimbledon semi-final against eventual champion Elena Rybakina. Halep is a two-time major winner and three-time runner-up, so she should always be taken seriously on tennis’ biggest stages.
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