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After Winning Wimbledon, Djokovic’s US Open Odds Still Listed at +120

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in Tennis

Updated Apr 8, 2020 · 4:42 PM PDT

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Even though he's won four of the last five Grand Slam events, Novak Djokovic's odds have remained unchanged at +120 to defend his US Open title after winning Wimbledon. Photo by Carine06 (flickr) [CC License].
  • Novak Djokovic’s average odds of winning the 2019 US Open sit at +120
  • Djokovic has won four of the last five Grand Slam tournaments
  • He’s won 32 of his last 33 Grand Slam matches

Is the tennis betting public disrespecting Novak Djokovic? All the Serbian star has done over the past two years is cut a swath through the competition in the sports’s biggest events.

He’s won the Australian Open. He lost in the final of the French Open. Djokovic defended his title at Wimbledon.

Yet as he preps for the US Open, the final Grand Slam event of 2019, Djokovic’s dominance seems at odds with what the oddsmakers are setting.

Oh, he’s still the favorite in the US Open odds. But at average odds of +120 across the leading sportsbooks, that’s a pretty fair price to get on a guy who’s absolutely destroying all that stands in his way.

Odds to Win 2019 US Open

Team Odds
Novak Djokovic +125
Rafael Nadal +350
Roger Federer +550
Alexander Zverev +1000
Juan Martin Del Potro +1200
Marin Cilic +2000
Nick Kyrgios +2500
Kei Nishikori +2500
Dominic Thiem +2500
Stefanos Tsitsipas +2500

*Odds taken 07/16/19.

Djokovic has captured four of the last five Grand Slam tournaments. He’s won 32 of his last 33 matches in Grand Slam events.

It’s the Djokovic Decade

Any way you slice it, since 2010 men’s tennis belongs to Djokovic. He’s won 15 of his 16 career Grand Slam titles during the decade, ahead of Rafael Nadal (12) and Roger Federer (five).

There’s been balance in his success as well. Of his 16 career Grand Slam triumphs, Djokovic won seven at the Australian Open, five at Wimbledon, three at the US Open and one in the French Open.

He Is Third

His numbers point to deserving status of his current ranking as the No. 1 men’s player in the world. And yet, in the court of public opinion, it’s equally evident that Djokovic rates third among the so-called Big Three of tennis.

During Sunday’s Wimbledon final, the crowd was clearly in Federer’s corner. They even booed the world No. 1 at times when he hit spectacular winners.

Perhaps it’s the robotic efficiency in which he executes shots but clearly, the tennis public doesn’t embrace Djokovic in the same manner as Federer or Nadal.

At Wimbledon, the match that had everyone abuzz was the impending semifinal between Federer and Nadal. And while that contest certainly lived up to the hype, it couldn’t hold a candle to the epic win by Djokovic in the longest final ever played there.

You Book That Bet

When odds are set, it’s partially a reflection of where the action is going. Djokovic’s odds indicate there’s still plenty of wagers being placed on Federer or Nadal.

Djokovic’s US Open odds have remained pretty stagnant all year. They were +160 in January, before dropping to +130, and +120 on June 10. Despite winning Wimbledon, his average odds are still +120.

If you get odds like that on a perennial champion, you place that wager.

When Djokovic wins the US Open, you smile and cash that winner.

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