Now that Wimbledon is over, we can shift our focus to the next tennis major on the calendar — the US Open. There’s still over a month until the tournament begins, so in the meantime, you can amuse yourself with tennis books, films, or even enjoying sports-themed slots from the range of Platin Casino Games. If you’re into the thrill tennis, you may be wondering who has the best chance of winning the US Open? That’s the question we will answer today.
Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic
Fresh off his Wimbledon victory, many people are picking Djokovic as their favourite to take down the US Open. Arguably one of the three best players ever to play the game (alongside Federer and Nadal), he’s won three previous US Open titles and will be looking to make four. However, the only thing that could stand in his way is the vaccine restrictions in place in the US. Djokovic is famously anti-vax, and the US is refusing entry to unvaccinated travellers. Special dispensation may be made, but unless the rules change, it’s unlikely he’ll play.
Men’s Singles: Daniil Medvedev
While not quite at the same level as Djokovic, Medvedev has shown a real upturn in form over the past few years. The US Open, in particular, is a tournament he’s enjoyed and will come into this year as the reigning champion, having beaten Djokovic in straight sets in 2021. He reached the semi-final and the final two years before that, so there must be something about the New York air that suits Daniil. If he can continue his recent form, there’s every chance he could go on to win it again.
Men’s Singles: Carlos Alcaraz Garfia
A name that many people may not be familiar with, Carlos is only 19 years old but already has five career titles to his name, two of those coming in the ATP Masters 1000 series. Last year in his US Open debut, he reached the quarter-finals, so everyone is excited to see what he can do with a full year on the pro tour behind him. Carlos will be eager to add a grand slam title to his already impressive CV, and we think he can make a name for himself in New York.
Women’s Singles: Iga Swiatek
The US Open isn’t just about the men; the women’s tournament is just as competitive and compelling to watch. One of the best female players to watch right now is Iga Swiatek. A two-time winner of the French Open, also known as Roland-Garros, her only two grand slam titles, it’s clear that Iga prefers to play on clay. However, she has shown steady progression on the hard court, making the semi-finals of the Australian Open this year. If she continues this progression, there’s no reason why she can’t take home the trophy.
Women’s Singles: Naomi Osaka
A fan favourite, Naomi Osaka seems to excel on the hard courts. She’s won a grand slam title on hard court in each of the last four years — two US Open titles and two Australian Open titles. In fact, a neat little pattern is emerging where she wins the US Open one year, then the Australian Open the next. In 2021 she won the Australian Open, so the pattern suggests she’ll win the US Open this year! With her talent, few would bet against her pulling it off.
As you can see, many talented players are vying for both the men’s and women’s US Open titles. However, tennis is a very tough sport, both mentally and physically, and athletes don’t always perform to their potential. So please remember that these are only predictions and not guarantees of performance — anyone can win if they play well enough on the day!