US Open betting tips: Djokovic on history-making mission
US Open betting tips and preview
British teenager Emma Raducanu may have stolen the limelight with her sensational US Open triumph as a qualifier without dropping a set, but Novak Djokovic can also make history against Daniil Medvedev on Sunday night in a battle of the world’s top-two ranked players.
World number one Djokovic is not only hoping to become the first player to win all four majors in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969, but he would move one clear of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with a 21st grand slam title.
The 34-year-old Serb is the 4/11 favourite to win the title at Flushing Meadows for a fourth time as we look at some of the markets in our US Open betting tips.
Novak Djokovic v Daniil Medvedev
Sunday’s championship match is a repeat of this year’s Australian Open final which Djokovic won in straight sets and a repeat of that outcome is priced at 15/8.
However, the 20-time grand slam winner has not had it all his own way in the last four rounds in which he lost the opening set on each occasion.
His Russian opponent is available at 13/10 to take the opening set and 2/1 to win the match as he has done in three of their last five encounters, although Djokovic leads 5-3 overall.
Djokovic has already said he will treat Sunday’s final “like it is the last match of my career” having battled to a five-set victory over Alexander Zverev in the last four.
He said: “I’m going for a fourth US Open, that’s all I’m thinking about. I know people like to hear me talk about it but there’s not much to talk about.
“There is only one match left. All in. Let’s do it. I’m going to put my heart and my soul and my body and my head into that one.”
Djokovic had won three successive matches in four sets prior to his three-hour and 33 minute victory over fourth seed Zverev and can be backed at 14/5 to win 3-1 once more as one of our US Open betting tips.
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) September 11, 2021
The odds point towards Djokovic making history, but Medvdev, appearing in the US Open final for the second time in three years, has dropped just one set over the fortnight, against Dutch qualifier Botic van de Zandschulp in the last eight.
Medvedev trailed 5-2 in the second set in his semi-final against Felix Auger-Aliassime, saving two set points at 4-5, before wrapping up a 6-4 7-5 6-2 victory in just over two hours.
The second seed’s clash with Djokovic in Australia was an equally one-sided affair and he vowed to perform much better in New York.
He said: “I always give my best but I feel like I didn’t leave my heart on the court in Melbourne. Even if of course I wanted to, there was something not turning up this match.
“That’s what I’m going to try to do on Arthur Ashe with hopefully 100 per cent of fans. No matter the score, I’m just going to turn up the heat.
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— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) September 11, 2021
“I have the experience of two finals of slams that can help me. Doesn’t mean it will, but it can help me. The only thing I can say is, all what I have left, I’m going to throw it out on Sunday.”
However, the 25-year-old Muscovite has taken the first set either 6-3 or 6-4 in five of his six matches at Flushing Meadows and is 4/1 to do so again as the last of Sunday’s US Open betting tips
Where: Flushing Meadows
When: 21:15, Sunday 12th September
How to watch: Amazon Prime
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication