- BetOnline has posted Early Markets for the 2023 Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon.
- Rafael Nadal has won 22 Grand Slam tournaments versus Novak Djokovic’s 21 career titles.
- The US Open Tennis Championships will take place in New York City from August 29 to September 11, 2022
Novak Djokovic is atop the 2022 US Open Betting Odds as a +140 favorite to win at Flushing Meadows and equal Rafael Nadal’s all-time record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles.
The early markets for the 2023 men’s tennis majors also favor the Serbian star to capture the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon next year. Before we look at Nadal and Djokovic’s odds of winning the next four grand slams, be sure to check out 2022’s best tennis betting sites.
Nadal vs. Djokovic – Upcoming Grand Slams
|Novak Djokovic||Rafael Nadal|
|US Open 2022||+140||+400|
|Australian Open 2023||+150||+650|
|French Open 2023||+175||+300|
Will Novak play in the 2022 US Open?
Novak Djokovic is a +140 favorite to win the US Open this September despite his status for the year’s final Grand Slam tournament being in doubt. Tennis legend John McEnroe recently opined it would be ridiculous not to allow the 35-year-old to compete due to his unvaccinated status, and plenty of politicians seem to agree.
If Djokovic somehow gets special permission to enter the United States, he will attempt to avenge last year’s defeat to Daniil Medvedev (+240) – the sixth US Open finals loss of his career. The Serbian has still won in New York City three times, while Rafael Nadal (+400) picked up his fourth title at Flushing Meadows back in 2019.
"They believe in my body, my choice unless you are the greatest male tennis player of all time?" – Tennis fans react to Novak Djokovic's (@DjokerNole) ineligibility for US Openhttps://t.co/YJN70slwoF
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 19, 2022
Australian Open also in doubt?
Could Djokovic also miss the first major of 2023? Oddsmakers don’t think so, listing him as +150 chalk to capture his 10th Australian Open title. The 21-time Grand Slam winner was deported from Down Under in January of this year, which comes with a three-year ban on applying for a new visa. However, after government officials relaxed its COVID-19 vaccination rules for foreign travelers, all signs point to Djokovic being back at Melbourne Park.
Rafael Nadal is listed at +650 to repeat at the Australian Open. The Spaniard benefited from his rival’s absence earlier this year, winning the tournament for the first time since 2009.
2023 French Open and Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal surged ahead of Roger Federer and Djokovic with triumphs at this year’s Australian Open and French Open. The 22-time Grand Slam champion then hit a snag at Wimbledon when an injury forced him to withdraw ahead of his semi-final with Nick Kyrgios. This cleared the path for Novak’s fourth victory at the All England Club in five years.
With seven Wimbledon championships to Nadal’s two, it makes sense that the Serbian is a +110 favorite to win in jolly old England again in 2023. But, it’s curious that Djokovic has shorter odds (+175) than Nadal (+300) to win at Roland Garros. After all, the Spaniard’s 14 career titles on the Paris clay court dwarf Djokovic’s two.
There is no one else like Rafael Nadal 🤩🐐@JohnMcEnroe | @RafaelNadal
— Eurosport (@eurosport) July 19, 2022
Rafa vs. Novak
With their Early Markets on tennis’ 2023 major tournaments, oddsmakers seem to expect Djokovic to catch and pass his rival’s record mark of Grand Slam titles. But could they be underrating Rafa’s resolve? While the 36-year-old faces career-threatening foot problems, injuries have never stopped Nadal before.
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