- The semifinals of the US Open will be played on Friday
- Third seed Carlos Alcaraz will take on 22nd seed Frances Tiafoe
- Take a look below for odds, preview and best bet prediction
The semifinals for men’s singles play will take place on Friday, September 9th at 3pm ET. The two players competing for the World No. 1 ranking are both competing.
Carlos Alcaraz, who’s one of those two players will take on the Frances Tiafoe, who is the last American competing in the US Open.
 Carlos Alcaraz vs  Frances Tiafoe Odds
| Carlos Alcaraz||-3.5 (-105)||-205||Ov 39.5 (-115)|
| Frances Tiafoe||+3.5 (-120)||+160||Un 39.5 (-110)|
Odds as of September 8th at Draftkings Sportsbook.
Alcaraz heads into the semifinal match as the favorite to win. The 19-year old is now the favorite to win the tournament, with his US Open odds listed at -110.
Alcaraz Eyeing No. 1
The 19-year-old has been the talk of the town at the US Open, as he’s having a very impressive tournament. He also has a No. 1 ranking on the line.
Alcaraz defeated 11th seed Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6(7)-7,6(0)-7, 7-5, 6-3 in a match that lasted over five hours. This was a match that at any given time looked like it could go either way. Both players were broken multiple times, but it was in the fourth set that the 19-year-old won the last couple of games to force that fifth and final set.
In that last set, Alcaraz managed to pull away, and ultimately win.
Carlos Alcaraz with one of the most unbelievable shots you’ll ever see in tennis pic.twitter.com/OQ36oqXpB4
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 8, 2022
This is the 19-year-old’s first Grand Slam semifinal.
Last American in the Tournament
Home favorite and last American in the tournament, Tiafoe, has only dropped one set on route to the semifinals at the US Open. The 22nd seed upset Andrey Rublev in straight sets on Wednesday, winning 7(7)-6(3), 7(7)-6(0), 6-4.
The 24-year-old recorded 18 aces with just three double faults on route to his win.
Son of immigrants from Sierra Leone.
Father was a janitor and given a spare tennis center office to live and work in.
First coach paid for his tournament entry fees.
Turned pro in 2015 and reaches #USOpen semifinals in his 26th Grand Slam.
The Frances Tiafoe story. pic.twitter.com/ansWReaj3w
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2022
Since the third round, Tiafoe has been the underdog in all his matches. He went on to defeat Diego Schwartzman, Rafael Nadal, and Rublev. All higher seeds than him, and all the favorites in their matches.
Tiafoe is now the first American man to make the US Open semifinals since 2006.
Second Career Meeting
Alcaraz and Tiafoe’s one and only meeting came last year, where the two faced each other in the round of 64 in Spain. Tiafoe won that match in straight sets.
The American leads the head-to-head 1-0.
Alcaraz vs Tiafoe Head-to-Head Stats
Alcaraz vs Tiafoe Pick
Once again, this is a match that could go either way.
Both players played intense quarterfinal matches that tested them.
Something that could come into play at this point in the tournament is fatigue. Yes, the two players are young, but a two week Grand Slam is really only a Grand Slam can prepare you for. Alcaraz’s match ended in the early hours of the morning, while Tiafoe’s ended earlier in the day. The American will probably be more rested.
Alcaraz looks to have a bit of an edge when it comes to style of play. The Spainaid has a more well-rounded game than the American does. But with that being said Tiafoe will have the crowd behind him, which can always be a game changer.
Don’t look for a specific winner here. Look for distance to be the best bet.
Best Bet: Five Sets (+250)
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