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All roads lead to Flushing Meadows as the US Open kicks off this week. This will be the last grand slam event of the year, and the second on hard courts. A total of 128 players made it through to the main draw, and these players will set their sights on the title. Who will reign supreme when it’s all said and done? In this article, we’ll provide our ATP US Open predictions, which will be updated daily. That said, here’s who we’re backing to win this year’s edition of the US Open.
Carlos Alcaraz to win outright @ 6/4 (2.50)
- 1 Carlos Alcaraz to win outright @ 6/4 (2.50)
- 2 ATP US Open 2023 tips – day 9
- 3 ATP US Open favourites
- 4 Frequently asked questions about the US Open
We would like to point out that Carlos Alcaraz is the defending champion of this tournament; as he won his first ever grand slam title here at Flushing Meadows last year. That said, the Spaniard has been the most consistent player on the ATP Tour this year; he has reached more finals, and won more titles than any other player in 2023. Although there are a few players who will give the current World number 1 a run for his money, we believe the Spaniard will successfully defend his title when it’s all said and done.
ATP US Open 2023 tips – day 9
There are many matches scheduled for today, and these are some of our favourite predictions
Taylor Fritz vs Novak Djokovic – Djokovic to win 3-0 @ 17/20 (1.85)
It’s safe to say that Taylor Fritz doesn’t particularly look forward to meeting Novak Djokovic on the court. These players squared off against each other on seven occasions, and Fritz lost all seven. As a matter of fact, the American lost six of seven previous skirmishes between these players in straight sets; he didn’t win a single set in his last four meetings with the 23 time grand slam champion. Taking everything into account, we are fairly confident that Novak Djokovic will take this in straight sets.
Frances Tiafoe vs Ben Shelton – Tiafoe -2.5 games @ 11/20 (1.55)
For some reason, Ben Shelton tends to peak at hard court grand slam events. The 20 year old impressed at the Australian Open in January; as he earned his spot in the quarter-final. Having achieved the same feat here at Flushing Meadows, he’ll set his sights on a place in his first ever grand slam semi-final. However, number 10 seed Frances Tiafoe will not be an easy task for Shelton. The 25 year old looked really solid, dropping just one set en route to the quarter-final. While we have no doubt that this will be a tightly-contested fixture, we believe that Tiafoe will do enough to cover -2.5 games.
These are the current favourites to win this year’s edition of the US Open.
At 10/11 (1.91), Novak Djokovic is currently favoured over every other player in this competition. The former World number 1 has won a record 23 grand slam singles titles, and three of those were at the US Open. It’s worth mentioning, however, that the last time Novak Djokovic reigned supreme at this event was in 2018; he has won every other grand slam event at least twice since then. That said, it’ll be interesting to see how the Serb will fare in this competition.
We’ve already established that Carlos Alcaraz won the US Open title last year. In doing so, he became the youngest man to be ranked number 1 in the World, in the Open Era. Alcaraz hasn’t looked back since then; as he won his second career grand slam title at Wimbledon this year. At the time of writing, the Spaniard has 20 wins in his last 22 singles matches; he also participated in eight finals in 2023, winning six titles. As it stands, Carlos Alcaraz is currently valued at 6/4 (2.50) to defend his title.
Just like the other players we’ve mentioned, Daniil Medvedev is a former US Open champion, and a former World number 1. The Russian player reigned supreme here at Flushing Meadows two years ago, defeating Novak Djokovic in the final. Interestingly, Medvedev has also been one of the most consistent players on the tour this year; as reached six finals, winning five titles. The 27 year old can be backed at 10/1 (11.00) to win this year’s edition of the US Open.
Frequently asked questions about the US Open
- Who won the US Open men’s title last year? Carlos Alcaraz is the defending champion on the men’s side.
- Who is the pre-tournament favourite to win the US Open? Novak Djokovic is favoured over every other player in this tournament.
- How many seeded players are in the US Open? There are 32 seeds at this year’s event.
- What will the winner of the US Open get? The US Open champion gets 2000 ATP ranking points, as well as $3,000,000.
- Where can I watch the US Open on TV? You can catch all the action live on Sky Sports if you reside in the United Kingdom.
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