2023 US Open Futures: Carlos Alcaraz Favored Ahead of Novak Djokovic After Winning Wimbledon

2023 US Open Futures: Carlos Alcaraz Favored Ahead of Novak Djokovic After Winning Wimbledon

An exciting year of Grand Slam tennis on the ATP Tour will be capped off in late August/early September with the 2023 US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York. The defending champion of the event is youngster Carlos Alcaraz, who not only won the title in 2022 but also just captured his second career Major title on Sunday as he outlasted Novak Djokovic in five sets at Wimbledon. In the latest US Open futures, both Alcaraz and Djokovic are seen as the favorites, while the likes of Daniil Medvedev, Holger Rune, and Jannik Sinner are also expected to be in the mix. Below, we’ll dive into the analysis.

Quick Take

  • Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are the favorites to win the 2023 US Open
  • The Spaniard just beat Djokovic in the Wimbledon final
  • Can he win another Major? Read on for the analysis

Carlos Alcaraz

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know all about Alcaraz. He’s currently the No. 1 ranked player in the world and possibly the most exciting talent the game has seen in years. While Alcaraz is still immature at times, he held it together at Wimbledon, besting Nole in the final Sunday in five sets. Alcaraz’s road to the title wasn’t easy, either. He beat Matteo Berrettini, Holger Rune, and Daniil Medvedev along the way. The Spaniard now has two Grand Slam trophies to his name and six titles in total in 2023. In-form? In-form. +150 odds at Bodog sportsbook screams value at the moment.

Novak Djokovic

It’s not too often we see Djokovic lose…ever. Regardless of the disappointing outcome over the weekend, he will be hungry to come out and prove himself at the US Open later this summer. Due to his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Nole hasn’t played at Flushing Meadows in two years but since the American government has now dropped their COVID-19 vaccine mandates, he’s set to return. The Serbian is a three-time US Open winner in 2011, 2015, and 2018. It’s not his most successful Grand Slam, but you can never count Djokovic out.

Daniil Medvedev

To be brutally honest, Medvedev was likely very upset with himself after losing in three straight sets to Alcaraz at the All-England Club, 6-3. 6-3, 6-3. For a player who has proven to be one of the best in the sport, it was a brutal performance. However, he’s still ranked No. 3 on the tour and previously won the US Open in 2021. That was actually his last Grand Slam title, though. He lost in the early stages of the French Open and was knocked out in the Round of 32 at the Australian Open. Medvedev is certainly not playing his best tennis. The only reason he has the third-best US Open Futures odds at most tennis betting sites is because of his past success in New York. 

Jannik Sinner

Sinner continues to improve each and every year and now sits at No. 8 in the world. While his only title in 23’ came at Montpellier, the Italian made it to the semis at Wimbledon before falling to Djokovic and also advanced to the Round of 16 Down Under, ultimately losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas. He did make the quarterfinals of the 2022 US Open as well, but Alcaraz eliminated him in a five-set thriller. Sinner has yet to win a Grand Slam, but it’s only a matter of time.