2018 US Open Men’s Final: Djokovic vs Del Potro Betting Odds and Prediction
It’s the 50th Anniversary of the ATP’s US Open and it has been nothing short of a thriller. Surprises, comebacks, and a lot of great tennis have been the major players this year. Oh, and the suffocating sweat-dripping heat at Flushing Meadows. Now, it’s time for the men’s final between Juan Martin del Potro (3) and Novak Djokovic (6), and we are all wondering who will win.
From the beginning, excitement has been high in the final Grand Slam of 2018 with all members of The Big Three, Rafael Nadal (1), Roger Federer (2), and Novak Djokovic (6) as favorites – with only the latter still standing as a finalist. Federer was eliminated during the 4th round in what was the biggest surprise of the Tournament, and Nadal had to retire from his semifinal match against Del Potro which landed the Argentinian in the final.
US Open 2018 Final Contenders: Del Potro vs Djokovic Betting Preview
The 2018 US Open Tennis Final is between Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic, two big names in the sport.
Juan Martin Del Potro (+195) – Strong Underdog
Juan Martin Del Potro (or Delpo for short) is a 29-year old Argentinian with a powerful serve. He only has 1 Grand Slam win under his belt, the 2009 US Open. Delpo might seem like the underdog here, but he is no stranger to winning. His career has been marked by recurring wrist injuries, but the 6′ 6″ player reached the 4th round of this tournament without dropping a set. He then beat local favorite, John Isner, and was beating Nadal with a 2-set lead before his rival retired. Earlier this year he won the Indian Wells Masters.
- Strengths: He is an aggressive player with a powerful serve and one of the best forehands in the tour.
- Kicker: He has quite a bit of a fan base in NY.
|US Open 2018 Games Won|
|First Round||Vs Donald Young (no ranking)||Won 6-0, 6-3, 6-4|
|Second Round||Vs Denis Kudla (72)||Won 6-3, 6-1, 7-6|
|Third Round||Vs Fernando Verdasco (31)||Won 7-6, 7-6, 6-3|
|Fourth Round||Vs Borna Coric (20)||Won 6-4, 6-3, 6-1|
|Quarter-Finals||Vs John Isner (11)||Won 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2|
|Semi-Finals||Vs Rafael Nadal (1)||Won 7-6, 6-2 (Nadal retired)|
Novak Djokovic (-225) – A Favorite to Win
Nole, as his fans call him, might be shorter than his rival in stature (he’s 6’2”) but if he were to win tomorrow, this would be the Serbian’s 14th slam. He began the year having to undergo elbow surgery in January. He returned to the courts in March with a shaky start but was back in the Top 10 after winning none other than Wimbledon. Most recently, he won the Cincinnati Masters, becoming the only player in history to have won all nine Masters 1000 tournaments at least once.
- Strengths: He is an all-court player, his game is strong mentally and physically, he has an aggressive baseline play and has one of the best backhands in the game.
- Bonus: He has fans everywhere in the world, not just for his tennis but also for his wacky sense of humor.
|2018 US Open Trajectory|
|First Round||Vs Marton Fucsovics (41)||Won 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0|
|Second Round||Vs Tennys Sandgren (61)||Won 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-2|
|Third Round||Vs Richard Gasquet (26)||Won 6-2, 6-3, 6-3|
|Fourth Round||Vs Joao Sousa (68)||Won 6-3, 6-4, 6-3|
|Quarter-Fina||Vs John Millman (55)||Won 6-3, 6-4, 6-3|
|Semi-Final||Vs Kei Nishikori (19)||Won 6-3, 6-4, 6-2|
Del Potro vs Djokovic Tennis Betting Odds
They have played against each other 18 times, of which Djokovic won 14 matches. They have played twice before at the US Open and Nole won both matches. The last time they played against each other in a Grand Slam game was during the 2013 Wimbledon semi-finals. The Serbian won that time too.
The Tennis US Open Finals Betting Odds
Our Pick for 2018 Tennis US Open Men’s Singles’ Champion
We’re expecting a tight match with amazing tennis from both players. We wouldn’t expect a win in straight sets. I wouldn’t be surprised to see at least one set go to a tiebreaker, but I think the US Open Final will wrap up in 4 sets. I have respect for Delpo’s game, but personally, Djokovic is one of my favorite players of all times. My gut –and the numbers– tell me he is taking this one home.