The second tennis major of the year starts next week with the world number one the strong odds on favourite to come away with the trophy!

After a long time of uncertainty, the US Open is going to go ahead and will start on August 31st for two weeks. It’s not going to be the US Open we’ve come to love as there will be no fans and some of the games biggest names will be missing.

Rafa Nadal has opted to not take part in the competition due to travel and safety fears. On top of that, Rodger Federer is also not going to be at the second major of the year. This is due to injury meaning, the world number two and three will both not be there. This is unfortunate for Nadal as he won’t be able to defend his US Open title.

The women’s US Open is also missing a lot of big names. Six out of the top ten players in the world are missing out also.

US Open 2020 Odds (Betfair)

Novak Djokovic (5/6)

The current World Number One is the favourite for the 2020 US Open and you can’t really be surprised. With Nadal and Federer not being there, this will only make him more confident of landing a fourth US Open. So far in 2020 he obviously hasn’t played a huge amount of competitions but did win the Australian Open earlier on in the year. Djokovic is definitely the man to beat next week, as he looks to better his Fourth-Round exit in 2019.

Dominic Thiem (5/1)

The Austrian is ranked as World Number Three currently and would love to win his first-ever major next month. Thiem is only young but looks a fantastic player for the future. He finished runner up at the Australian Open this year and has done so in majors three times. In the 2019 US Open, he exited at the First Round and should definitely go further this time. His best finish in the competition is the Quarter-Finals in 2018. With experience in major finals, he could be the man to really challenge Djokovic.

Daniil Medvedev (6/1)

Just behind Thiem in the world rankings in Medvedev. The Russian, at 24 years of age, is doing well climbing the rankings and will now look to better his runner-up position in the US Open last year. His record in majors other than this one isn’t fantastic, never getting past the Fourth-Round in three years. Without Nadal and Federer being in the competition he may find it easier to get further along in this major than he usually does.

Stefanos Tsitsipas (10/1)

At the age of 22, Tsitsipas is the youngest player currently in the top 10, ranked at number six. In the 2020 Australian Open, he was knocked out in the Third Round and in the US Open last year he went out in the First Round. Tsitsipas’ best-ever finish in the US Open is Second Round, but we expect him to do a lot better this year.

The US Open this year will be largely centred around Djokovic. He is the best player in the world and the most established player in the competition. We would back him to win and as the competition goes on, the odds on him to win is only going to get smaller and smaller!