With the third week of the 2023 US Open upon us, thoughts are already turning to who will feature in the men’s and women’s finals.
Just eight weeks will have passed since Wimbledon completed by the time the US Open finals begin. The world’s most famous grass court tournament may yet give us plenty of indication as to which players will line up inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium bidding to win the third grand slam of the year.
Carlos Alcaraz topped Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon back in July to add a second career major title to his record in addition to last year’s US Open title. In the ladies’ final, unseeded Marketa Vondrousova shocked Ons Jabeur to take the crown.
For fans wanting to bet on tennis at the US Open, a review of how player’s performed at London’s grand slam earlier in the summer might give an indication about who can go all the way in New York.
Djokovic and Alzaraz may have already given us a strong hint of what’s to come with both reaching the final of the Cincinnati Open in August.
Djokovic went some way to avenging his Wimbledon defeat, battling back from behind to win 5–7, 7–6 (9–7), 7–6 (7–4). The closely fought match became the longest in ATP Tour history.
Of the ladies’ Wimbledon finalists, simply making it to the second week will be an achievement for Ons Jabeur. The Tunisian has been battling illness and suffered breathing difficulties in her opening two matches at the US Open.
That pair of victories however mean that Jabeur is enjoying her best-ever number of wins in grand slam events.
Marketa Vondrousova has continued her strong form through the summer, making the quarters at the Cincinnati Open following a third-round exit at the Canadian Open. Vondrousova’s continuing improvement to her first serve and baseline power may see the Czech player make the latter stages at the US Open.
All four Wimbledon singles finalists remain in contention for the US Open title. Novak Djokovic gets another shot at claiming a 24th grand slam to stretch his all-time lead over Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.
The Serb remains at a shade over even money to win the 2023 US Open. Carlos Alcaraz opened as the second favorite at +220. Meanwhile, Iga Swiatek remains at the top of the odds for the women’s title.
The two Wimbledon finalists are much less fancied with both Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova rated at round +1400 in the pre-tournament markets.
Should you have faith that history will repeat itself this year, you might get a price of about +140 for a Djokovic versus Alcaraz final and a big number of anything from +5000 to +8000 on Vondrousova against Jabeur.