- Novak Djokovic has the shortest odds at -125 to win the Men’s US Open.
- Naomi Osaka has the shortest odds at +400 to win the US Open.
- Osaka is confirmed to be playing after earlier declaring she would sit out in protest of police brutality.
NEW YORK – The US Open is just days away and sports are taking heavy action on the big event. Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem have the shortest odds to win the men’s event while Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams are getting action for the women’s event.
Osaka made headlines early Wednesday when she announced she would be sitting out her remaining events, but has since decided to return to tennis for the US Open.
With the confirmed list of players set, those legally betting on tennis has a lot to wager on.
US Open Odds
Online sportsbooks have betting lines available for both the men’s and women’s events. Winners of the Men and Women singles event would go home with a $3 million grand prize.
For the Men’s US Open, the number one ranked Djokovic is favored heavily with -125 odds. Sports bettors are giving him a clear edge over all other participants.
Odds To Win 2020 Mens US Open
- Novak Djokovic -125
- Dominic Thiem +500
- Daniil Medvedev +550
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +600
- Alexander Zverev +1400
- Milos Raonic +2000
Djokovic has been on fire lately, currently on an undefeated season streak at the Western & Sothern Open and planning to bring that energy to the US Open
— Western & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) August 25, 2020
The 2020 Women’s US Open has more nuance from sports bettors. While Osaka does indeed have the shortest odds, Serena Williams is getting almost as much betting action at legal sports betting sites.
Odds To Win 2020 Women’s US Open
- Naomi Osaka +400
- Serena Williams +450
- Karolina Pliskova +800
- Petra Kvitova +1000
- Sofia Kenin +1200
- Garbine Muguruza +1400
The highest-paid female athlete ever did take the tennis world for a wild ride in just 24 hours.
After the many police-related shooting events that have affected many sporting events, Osaka joined suit and declared that she would not be participating in her remaining events to stand protest.
Osaka has since decided that she would participate in the US Open, believing that sitting out her tennis next few matches and then participating in the open is a great way to bring awareness to the situation.
“As you know, I pulled out of the tournament yesterday in support of racial injustice and continued police violence,” said Osaka. “I was (and am) ready and prepared to concede the match to my opponent. However, after my announcement and lengthy consultation with the WTA and USTA, I have agreed at their request to play on Friday. They offered to postpone all matches until Friday and in my mind that brings more attention to the movement. I want to thank the WTA and the tournament for their support.”
With Osaka confirmed to be participating, she remains with the shortest odds to win the US Open.
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