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The 2023 US Open starts at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, on Monday afternoon where rising ATP World Tour star Carlos Alcaraz will attempt to defend a Grand Slam title for the first time.
Despite winning this title last season and then doubling up at Wimbledon last month, Alcaraz is the tournament second-favourite behind 23-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic in the outright betting.
Iga Swiatek took the women’s crown 12 months ago, but the Pole has fallen at the semi-final stage in her last two tournaments and the challengers are starting to stack up in behind.
Racing Post tennis expert Joe Champion is taking on the favourites with a 284/1 each-way double.
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Jannik Sinner to win the men’s US Open at 14/1
The men’s tournament appears to revolve around Djokovic and Alcaraz, but punters should not ignore the claims of Jannik Sinner, who enjoyed one of the best victories of his career when claiming the National Bank Open in Montreal earlier in the month.
The Italian produced his best Grand Slam result to date at Wimbledon, reaching the semis where he found Djokovic far too strong, but he’s a much more experienced campaigner on hard courts and would likely be more competitive should they face off in the Flushing final.
Sinner faces a potential quarter-final with Alcaraz but he knows he can beat the Spaniard, having seen him off on three occasions, while there are no guarantees that he will meet Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals with the Russian still looking short of his best.
The best is yet to come from Sinner and he could make his Grand Slam breakthrough in the US Open, which was the case for Dominic Thiem, Medvedev and Alcaraz in each of the last three editions of the tournament.
Karolina Muchova to win the women’s US Open at 18/1
Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka have won one Grand Slam each this season and they top the betting in their bids to double up but neither look bulletproof at present and it could pay to look for value elsewhere.
The best bet for each-way punters may prove to be Karolina Muchova, who will always come with question marks over her fitness but has shown herself to be capable of competing for the biggest titles in the game, reaching and nearly winning the French Open final.
Muchova dropped her level at the wrong time in the Roland Garros showpiece, allowing Swiatek back into the contest, but she was the superior player for much of the final and should improve for that experience.
The Czech is drawn in the second quarter alongside a vulnerable Elena Rybakina and could make a big splash having reached the final in Cincinnati in her last tournament, losing out to Coco Gauff.
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