The world’s best tennis players will converge on New York City for the final Grand Slam of the season, the US Open.
Carlos Alcaraz is the defending champion, and he’ll be seeking his third career major title at just 20 years of age. Accompanying him atop the odds are some fellow youngsters and familiar names, including Novak Djokovic.
Let’s get into how the field shakes out.
US Open Men’s Winner Odds
Tennis odds used for this Grand Slam report are current as of Thursday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. ET at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Now for the lines on who will win the 2023 US Open men’s tournament:
- Novak Djokovic (+125)
- Carlos Alcaraz (+190)
- Daniil Medvedev (+1000)
- Jannik Sinner (+1400)
- Alexander Zverev (+4000)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (+4000)
- Holger Rune (+5000)
- Casper Ruud (+5000)
- Taylor Fritz (+6000)
- Frances Tiafoe (+6500)
US Open Men’s Favorite
Novak Djokovic (+125)
After knocking off Alcaraz in the final of Cincinnati on August 20, 23-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic enters yet another major championship as the favorite.
He’s playing in his first US Open since 2021, when he took aim at his first-ever calendar Slam and was upset in the final by Daniil Medvedev.
The United States wouldn’t allow him to enter the country last year because of COVID-19 vaccination laws, but recent changes have allowed Djokovic to return and target his first US Open win since 2018. Look for him to get the job done and make this your US Open bet of the day.
US Open Men’s Field
There are several notable absences from the field. Rafael Nadal hasn’t played in over seven months since his injury at the Australian Open, and Nick Kyrgios – a quarterfinalist here last year – sat the entire season due to a knee injury only to come back for one low-stakes match and shut it back down.
Denis Shapovalov and Pablo Carreno Busta have also withdrawn with injuries.
US Open Men’s Contenders
Carlos Alcaraz (+190)
It’s not often you’ll see the defending champion at a Grand Slam enter his title defense as the underdog, but the books have made a unanimous decision in putting Alcaraz behind Djokovic.
He’s won six titles this year and has lost just six times in 59 matches. He’s 16-3 on hardcourts in 2023, losing to just Djokovic, Jannik Sinner and Tommy Paul.
Daniil Medvedev (+1000)
The 2021 US Open winner has had an up-and-down season, but for the most part, the Russian has been as good as ever.
He’s lifted the trophy at five different tournaments and is a solid 27-5 on outdoor hardcourts this season – something we’ve grown accustomed to seeing. He enters the US Open on a bit of a cold streak, falling in the quarterfinals of Toronto and the third round of Cincinnati.
Jannik Sinner (+1400)
Alcaraz’s biggest rival, Sinner enters the 2023 US Open looking for revenge after dropping match point to the Spaniard in last year’s event at the quarterfinal stage.
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He had the third-best summer of anyone on tour with a trip to the semifinals at Wimbledon and his first-ever Masters 1000 win, in Toronto. He finds himself in the same quarter as Alcaraz, which slightly hampers his odds.
US Open Men’s Sleepers
Frances Tiafoe (+6500)
Tiafoe always seems to produce his best level at the US Open, reaching at least the fourth round in three consecutive years. He took Alcaraz to five sets in his first-ever Grand Slam semifinal last season and is sure to feed off of a delirious home crowd.
Tiafoe finds himself ranked No. 10 in the world entering this tournament and will receive his highest-ever seed at a Slam. Despite that, he has had a rather disappointing season with a 33-14 record and has won just one of his previous four matches.
He was upset in shocking fashion by Dan Evans in his home tournament in Washington, D.C., and he lost two other head-scratchers in the following weeks to Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka.
Tommy Paul (+13000)
He’s not exactly the most attractive name on the board, but Paul warrants serious consideration heading into this year’s US Open.
He finds himself in the easiest draw on the board, which is headlined by Casper Ruud and Holger Rune – two players who have not impressed too much on the hardcourts this year.
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Paul, meanwhile, is one of the few who have toppled Alcaraz this year (his second win over the World No. 1 in as many years), and he’s a solid 22-9 on the hardcourts this year. He’s been looking fantastic over the last few weeks and is up to No. 14 in the world.
He is probably the American with the best prospects.