🎾 US Open Preview

The US Open is officially underway, and while the women's field is up for grabs, Djokovic and Alcaraz are miles ahead of the third favorite of the men's side. The rookie and the vet have been all that matters over the last 18 months of tennis, and here's to hoping they meet in another finals 🙏 (2 min read)

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US Open Preview

After opening yesterday morning, 2023’s final Grand Slam is officially underway in New York. While Novak Djokovic (who is playing now as I’m writing this) has won two of the three major tournaments on the men’s side this calendar year, three different women have emerged victorious between the Australian Open (Aryna Sabalenka), the French Open (Iga Swiatek), and Wimbledon (Marketa Vondrousova) 🤝

Although she’s yet to win a major in her career, Ons Jabeur has been the runner-up in three of the last five major tournaments, including most recently at Wimbledon. Coco Gauff is looking for her first major win as well coming off a tough first round match, and analytics say this might just be her time. Take a look at the odds 👇

  • Iga Swiatek: +210

  • Arnya Sabalenka: +500

  • Coco Gauff: +700

  • Elena Rybakina: +700

  • Jessica Pegula: +900

  • Ons Jabeur: +1600

On the men’s side of the tournament things look a little different, with the two obvious favorites way ahead of the rest of the field from a betting POV. Djokovic and Alcaraz have mostly been all that matters over the last six or seven majors, and have certainly had their share of electrifying points. Peep this thread 👇

Djokovic alone has won 11 of the last 20 major tourneys, starting with 2018 Wimbledon, making him about a 50/50 bet to win any given major over the past half-decade. The two played just over a week ago, with Djokovic beating Alcaraz the only time they have faced off on a hard surface - overall they’ve split their head-to-head matchups with two wins apiece 🥇

However, Alcaraz has been the talk of the tennis world since turning pro at 15. The Spaniard won last year’s U.S. Open and just beat Djokovic in the Wimbledon Final, the only time they’ve faced in a Grand Slam Final. Only three of Djokovic’s all-time record 23 major tournament wins have come at the U.S. Open, and he hasn’t won the tournament since 2018. Novak gets the slight favorite to win it all in New York…but not by much 🍿

  • Novak Djokovic: +110

  • Carlos Alcaraz: +185

  • Daniil Medvedev: +1000

  • Jannik Sinner: +1400

  • Alexander Zverev: +2900

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas: +3100

It’s hard to bet against Novak in any major, but if anyone’s equipped to drop tennis’s all-time champ, it’s Carlitos 👼

Trivia Question: Who is the last player to win back-to-back US Opens?

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For My Parlay Gurus

Alcaraz plays his opening match tonight, but his line (-7000) is too big to even touch. A future on him is interesting, considering he’s not the favorite, but for today here’s a few matches I like. Take a look 👀

  • Nicolas Jarry ML vs. Luca Van Assche: -196

  • Diego Schwartzman ML vs. Arthur Rinderknech: -166

  • Michael Mhom ML vs. Karen Khachanov: +136

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Trivia Answer: Roger Federer won the US Open five years in a row from 2004-2008. Alcaraz looks to make it two in a row this year

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