US Open 2022 odds: Novak Djokovic 5/4 favourite despite being BANNED from competition at Flushing Meadows


NOVAK DJOKOVIC is the standout favourite to win the 2022 US Open… despite being banned from the competition!

That’s according to bookmakers Betfair, who’ve priced the Serbian superstar at 5/4 to secure his 22nd Grand Slam title.

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Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the US Open, according to BetfairCredit: GETTY

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The tournament kick-starts at Flushing Meadows on August 29 as the biggest stars in tennis gather in New York for the final grand slam of the year.

But Djokovic looks set to miss out.

And that’s because he’s currently unable to compete at the US Open this year due to his vaccination status.

The 35-year-old has won this competition three times, in 2011, 2015 and most recently in 2018 when beating Juan Martin del Potro in the final.

But Djokovic has not been vaccinated against Covid-19, which is the current requirement for foreign travellers entering the US.

And the player recently reaffirmed that he won’t be getting vaccinated in order to enter the United States.

US Open 2022

Betfair odds

  • Novak Djokovic – 5/4
  • Daniil Medvedev – 11/5
  • Carlos Alcaraz – 5/1
  • Rafael Nadal – 5/1
  • Nick Kyrgios – 13/2
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas – 14/1
  • Jannik Sinner – 14/1
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime – 18/1
  • Taylor Fritz – 18/1
  • Matteo Berrettini – 20/1
  • Alexander Zverev – 20/1
  • Denis Shapovalov – 30/1

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He said: “I’ll just have to wait and see.

“I would love to go to States. But as of today, that’s not possible. There is not much I can do anymore.

“I mean, it’s really up to the U.S. government to make a decision whether or not they allow unvaccinated people to go into the country.”

Reigning US Open champion Daniil Medvedev is available at 11/5.

The Russian is currently world number one, and looks to have hit form at the perfect time after winning his first ATP title of 2022 at the Los Cabos Open in Mexico.

Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal are locked together at 5/1, ahead of Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios at 13/2.

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jannik Sinner are both tied at 14s, whole Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz are further behind at 18/1.

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