On Monday, the tennis US Open 2020 Grand Slam is set to kickstart after several matches were canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the French Open was postponed to late September, the authorities at Wimbledon decided to cancel the match altogether.
Many tennis stars have decided to not participate in the upcoming New York match. Some of the big names include Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Ashley Barry, Simone Halle, Elgin Svitolina, Kiki Bergen’s, Belinda Bencic, and Bianca Andreescu.
However, others like Serena Williams, Naomi Isaka, Sofia Kenin, and Karolina Pliskova are all set to play in the upcoming tennis US Open 2020 games.
Apart from the fact that the stadium will be virtually empty, the game brings in several exciting promises of the traditional Grand Slam. Let’s look at some of the main features of the coming tennis US Open 2020 games.
What Are The Betting Favourites For Tennis US Open 2020?
As per Caesars, the following are the men’s draw. And it’s safe to say that it’s not going to be too much of a shocker.
No. 1 Novak Djokovic (-120)
No. 2 Daniil Medvedev (+600)
No. 3 Dominic Thiem (+600)
No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas (+850)
No. 5 Alexander Zverev (+1600)
-120 indicates that one particular bet needs to be successful at least 55 percent in total for the break to be even. It naturally gives 1 player a far greater advantage and a chance to win than the rest of the 127 tennis players. It’s much more than Tiger Woods, even when he was at his peak.
Novak Djokovic won a total of 17 Slam Titles. And the other names on the list have nine. Combined, the late four players have appeared only four times at a finals play.
While the men’s team clearly has its favorite, it’s not so clear in the women’s team.
No. 1 Osaka (+400)
No. 2 Williams (+500)
No. 3 Pliskova (+1000)
No. 4 Kenin (+1100)
No. 5 Petra Kvitova (+1500)
Osaka has a total of +400, which gives her a 20 percent chance over others. Williams has a total of +500, which gives her a leg up of 17 percent. As can be seen from the list, no other woman in this tennis US Open 2020 has more than 10 percent. The list looks right considering that the last 5 Slams were won by five different female tennis players. The game on the women’s team looks much more competitive.
Players Who Saw A Bump In Their Tennis US Open 2020 Rankings
Looking at men’s category first, the players that have seen a bump in their points are:
- Andrey Rublev (the No. 10 seed)
- Cristian Garin (No. 13)
- Dusan Lajovic (No. 18)
- Casper Ruud (No. 30)
- Attila Balazs (unseeded)
Please note that we are not taking the names top five names into consideration in this list.
What’s interesting about this list is that all the players that have seen a rise in their points have missed Djokovic’s quarter. Rublev and Ruud are found to face Medvedev and there’s a chance that Rudd will have a game with Matteo Barrettini. Meanwhile, Balazs and Garin could be facing each other. The winner of this match could play against Lajovic.
The biggest name in the tennis US Open 2020 women’s list to have gotten the highest bump is Kenin. She rose from number 14 earlier this year and now stands at number 2 seed. In the last Aussie Finals, Kenin defeated Garbine Murguruza. And not surprisingly, she leads the non-favorites list this year. The list goes as follows:
- Garbine Muguruza (No. 10 seed)
- Elena Rybakina (No. 11)
- Ons Jabeur (No. 27)
- Aryna Sabalenka (No. 5)
- Anett Kontaveit (No. 14)
Morguruza, who’s won the Slam champion twice, has had a turbulent time in her list ranking. At the beginning of the year, she stood at 36. However, it looks like the trajectory is slowly going up ever since she joined forces with coach Martinez. Her 2017 Wimbledon win was with coach Martinez. And, since 2020, Morguruza’s rank has gone up to 16-4. However, it looks like things are still going to be tough for her as she is in William’s quarter. She could also have to play against Donna Vekiv and Madison Keys to play with Williams in the finals.
Veterans Could Make A Comeback At US Open 2020
The tennis US Open 2020 women’s draw is still open, and it looks like some veterans could make a comeback. There are five players with low rankings and are unseeded, but they boast higher success rates in the past. Here are five such players.
- Kerber (No. 17 seed)
- Sloane Stephens (No. 26 seed)
- Sevastova (No. 31 seed)
- Venus Williams
The tennis US Open 2020 men’s category does not have such tremendous veterans that could possibly shock us this year. Since a few players have dominated and won all the matches in the recent past, there’s not much apparent competition. However, we have put together a list of players that do have some high success in their past games. The list includes:
- Pablo Carreno Busta (No. 20 seed)
- Milos Raonic (No. 25 seed)
- Marin Cilic (No. 31 seed)
- Kevin Anderson
- Andy Murray
Tennis US Open 2020 Predictions:
Keeping in view all the data regarding the past history of these players, speculations are high regarding the outcome of this year’s game.
In the men’s category, it looks like the Grand Slam will be won by Djokovic, who might have to play against Medvedev or Thiem. In the women’s category, the prospective winner is not that clear. However, it looks like Osaka will be playing the tennis US Open 2020 finale against Serena Williams or Kenin.
Either way, the tennis US Open 2020 is going to be an exciting event amidst the global pandemic.