Novak Djokovic was favored to win his fourth US Open in 2022. However, due to his vaccination status he won’t be able to compete. That’s forced sportsbooks to find a new favorite and they’ve landed on reigning US Open champion Daniil Medvedev.
Medvedev is given +225 odds, or an implied 30.8% chance to win the grand slam. That said, the competition is tight with three others given at least a 10% chance to win. Rafael Nadal is given +450 odds to win his first US Open since 2019. Carlos Alcaraz is given +500 odds or an implied 16.7% chance to win his first grand slam title. Nick Kyrgios is given +750 odds or an implied 11.8% chance to build off his finals appearance at Wimbledon by winning the US Open.
One name to keep an eye on is Taylor Fritz. The American is given +2800 odds, or an implied 3.4% chance to win the tournament. Those are the best odds an American has had to win any grand slam title since Mardy Fish was given +2000 odds to win the 2011 US Open.
Quote from OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman, “The Men’s side is wide open for the first time in a long time. With no true favorite in this year’s field, the possibility for a longshot to run the table is there. Taylor Fritz could be the first American in over a decade to reach a grand slam final. Meanwhile, Roger Federer is considered a real longshot at +5000 odds, or an implied 2% chance to win his first grand slam title since 2018.”
Go to OddsChecker’s website for more info here https://www.oddschecker.com/us/tennis/us-open-mens