The US Open tennis tournament begins on Monday, Aug. 30, and is available to wager on for about two weeks. West Virginia sportsbooks feature plenty of betting options for the final Grand Slam event of the year.
The US Open takes place in Flushing, New York, and includes the majority of the world’s best players.
The biggest headline going into the popular tournament is surrounding top-ranked Novak Djokovic. If he’s able to win, he will complete the calendar Grand Slam, where he owns all four major titles at one time.
The star also had the opportunity to potentially complete the Golden Slam, but he failed to earn a medal in Tokyo.
Still, he’s been amazing this season and will completely forget about the Olympics if he can accomplish this incredible feat. Only two men have ever set this mark, with Don Budge the first in 1938 and Rod Laver twice, in 1962 and 1969.
Of course, Djokovic is a sizable favorite entering the event.
Let’s examine all of the US Open odds available at WV online sportsbooks.
US Open Betting At WV Sportsbooks
Djokovic’s odds vary, but he’s currently listed at -143 at DraftKings Sportsbook West Virginia to win the US Open.
Part of why he’s such a heavy favorite even before hitting any of the hard courts is because of a few players missing from the field.
Unfortunately for tennis fans, both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will miss the tournament due to injury.
Fed is getting another knee surgery, while Rafa’s foot is holding him back.
This opens the door even more for Djokovic, who would be favored anyway if both Federer and Nadal were participating.
It does appear Djokovic will be tested, though. After the first few rounds, he’ll likely run into several opponents who are capable of an upset. If he’s not playing up to par like in Tokyo, then it’s possible he could go down on a bad day.
At DraftKings, only three other players are shown with odds within +1000.
Daniil Medvedev owns the second-best odds at +400. He fell to Djokovic in the Australian Open final in three sets.
Alexander Zverev is next with odds of +650. Unlike most others, he comes into the US Open with some confidence against the favorite.
Zverev took down Djokovic in the semifinals at the Olympics after dropping the opening set. He went on to win the gold medal in his next match.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is the only other player in this top tier, available at +1000. The Greek challenged the world No. 1 in the French Open final.
Tsitsipas actually took the first two sets before going down in the next three.
The only other player within range of this group as far as the odds are concerned is Matteo Berrettini. He was solid at Wimbledon, coming up just short in the final against Djokovic.
Bettors can certainly take aim at finding the right underdog; however, the US Open is Djokovic’s to lose.
2021 US Open Women’s Singles Odds
The women’s side of the tournament is much more up in the air. Similar to the men’s draw, several notable players are not participating this year.
The biggest is Serena Williams, who announced on Wednesday that she will miss the US Open because of a torn hamstring.
This obviously puts a major damper on things, but it does create an opportunity for some of the other women.
At Caesars WV, Ashleigh Barty holds the best odds to win it all at +350. She won the last Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last month.
Naomi Osaka is next on the online sportsbook, available to bet on at +450. Osaka took home the Australian Open earlier in the year but has endured a tough time recently dealing with her mental health.
She dropped out of both the French Open and Wimbledon.
Despite these struggles, Osaka is one of the most talented players in the sport and is a contender in every tournament she enters.
Aryna Sabalenka is third at Caesars with odds of +1000. Her best finish at the US Open is the fourth round, but she looked promising in reaching the Wimbledon semis.
The online sportsbook then has 11 additional players within +2000 odds. They include:
- Simona Halep +1200
- Bianca Andreescu +1200
- Iga Swiatek +1200
- Karolína Pliskova +1400
- Garbine Muguruza +1600
- Coco Gauff +1600
- Madison Keys +2000
- Elina Svitolina +2000
- Petra Kvitova +2000
- Maria Sakkari +2000
- Karolína Muchova +2000
There’s no question that this year’s draw is wide open. This is a good sign for bettors, who could find the diamond in the rough and earn a quality payout for it.
Over the last eight Grand Slam events, seven different women have captured a title, with only Osaka being a repeat champ.
Betting On US Open Props
Outside of taking a player to win the entire tournament, the US Open has lots of props available at WV sportsbooks, too.
At the moment, DraftKings shows one where you can take Djokovic to exceed expectations. It offers odds of +750 for the Serbian to win the entire tournament without losing a set.
Bettors can also take the other side of this market at -1667 on the online sportsbook.
Another interesting prop is posted at FanDuel WV. It allows you to bet on a Big Guns vs. The Field market, where you can take either the top two favorites or the rest of the field.
Djokovic and Medvedev are available at -280, whereas the remainder of the men’s competitors have odds of +195.
FanDuel also has this prop for the women’s event. Again, bettors can take the top two players according to the odds, Barty and Osaka, against the field.
The online sportsbook has these two offered at +160, compared to the field’s odds of -230.