US Open 2023 Tips, Daily Picks & Predictions

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US Open 2023 tennis tips, predictions & preview for the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year, live from Flushing Meadows in New York from August 28 to September 10.

US Open Betting Tips & Predictions

Expert tips, predictions and daily best bets for the US Open, live from Flushing Meadows in New York between August 28 and September 10.

Our daily tips and betting advice are available for every day of the US Open. Our tennis expert’s reasoning for all picks can be found further down the page.


Who will win the US Open in 2023?

It’s shaping as another electric US Open, with Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic seemingly on another collision course after their pulsating Wimbledon final, while Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina lead the charge on the women’s side, alongside Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova, who will be keen to prove her SW19 exploits weren’t a fluke.

It promises to be a thrilling fortnight of Grand Slam tennis and we’ll be here to provide expert tips and picks for every day of the tournament.

Today’s Best US Open Picks

Sunday September 10

Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev – Djokovic win & both players win a set at $2.25

It will be rematch of the 2021 US Open final when Djokovic and Medvedev square off for the 15th time in their careers on Sunday. Djokovic leads the H2H 9-5, but it was Medvedev that won their only previous meeting at the US Open, crushing the Serbian in straight sets in the final to deny him the Calendar Year Grand Slam. Medvedev also beat Djokovic in their last encounter, prevailing in straight sets in Dubai earlier this season. The Russian has been playing some of his best tennis this past fortnight at Flushing Meadows, producing a blistering performance to conquer defending champion Alcaraz in four sets in the semi-finals. These courts suit his game perfectly and there’s every reason to believe on current form he can really take it to Djokovic in the title match.

However, I backed Djokovic at the start of the tournament (and after successfully landing Coco Gauff as the women’s champion at $8.00), I have to stick with the 24-time major champion here. Djokovic is arguably the greatest player of all time and he’s still operating at the peak of his powers. Djokovic hasn’t really been tested this tournament, but that’s more to the fact that most opponents can’t do anything to trouble him. Ben Shelton and Taylor Fritz certainly didn’t offer much resistance in the quarters and semis. Djokovic will remember the 2021 US Open final – a champion like himself doesn’t forget those sorts of moments, so revenge will be on his mind. And a vengeful Djokovic is a scary sight. The 36-year-old looks good physically, so get ready for countless torrid baselines exchanges from two of the best retrievers the sport has seen. It should be close and I fully expect Medvedev to win at least one set (maybe two), but Djokovic should have the edge in the pressure moments.

US Open Multi Tips

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US Open Seeds

Men’s singles

  1. Carlos Alcara
  2. Novak Djokovic
  3. Daniil Medvedev
  4. Holger Rune
  5. Casper Ruud
  6. Jannik Sinner
  7. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  8. Andrey Rublev
  9. Taylor Fritz
  10. Frances Tiafoe
  11. Karen Khachanov
  12. Alexander Zverev
  13. Alex de Minaur
  14. Tommy Paul
  15. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  16. Cameron Norrie
  17. Hubert Hurkacz
  18. Lorenzo Musetti
  19. Grigor Dimitrov
  20. Francisco Cerundolo
  21. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  22. Adrian Mannarino
  23. Nicolas Jarry
  24. Tallon Griekspoor
  25. Alexander Bublik
  26. Dan Evans
  27. Borna Coric
  28. Christopher Eubanks
  29. Ugo Humbert
  30. Tomas Martin Etcheverry
  31. Sebastian Korda
  32. Laslo Djere

Women’s singles

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Aryna Sabalenka
  3. Jessica Pegula
  4. Elena Rybakina
  5. Ons Jabeur
  6. Coco Gauff
  7. Caroline Garcia
  8. Maria Sakkari
  9. Marketa Vondrousova
  10. Karolina Muchova
  11. Petra Kvitova
  12. Barbora Krejcikova
  13. Daria Kasatkina
  14. Liudmila Samsonova
  15. Belinda Bencic
  16. Veronika Kudermetova
  17. Madison Keys
  18. Victoria Azarenka
  19. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  20. Jeļena Ostapenko
  21. Donna Vekic
  22. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  23. Zheng Qinwen
  24. Magda Linette
  25. Karolina Pliskova
  26. Elina Svitolina
  27. Anastasia Potapova
  28. Anhelina Kalinina
  29. Elisabetta Cocciaretto
  30. Sorana Cirstea
  31. Marie Bouzkova
  32. Elise Mertens

US Open Tips & Predictions (men)

Who will win the men’s US Open in 2023?

Last year’s men’s US Open was one of the more open draws we’d seen before the tournament started, but fast forward to the present day, and the 2023 event looks like a two-horse race, with maybe a third capable of registering an upset.

We’re of course talking about Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, while Jannik Sinner – fresh off a maiden Masters 1000 triumph in Toronto – is capable of shaking things up in New York.

But in reality, after their epic Wimbledon showdown and recent Cincinnati Masters battle, Alcaraz and Djokovic squaring off in another blockbuster final looks likely at Flushing Meadows.

Alcaraz is the defending champion having captured his maiden major silverware at the US Open 12 months ago, while the Spaniard secured his second slam with his victory over Djokovic at Wimbledon earlier this season.

Djokovic meanwhile has won the US Open on three occasions (last title in 2018), while he’s chasing a record-extending 24th major crown in New York after already picking up the Australian Open and Roland Garros trophies.

For me, Djokovic is the slight favourite over Alcaraz. The Serbian has an excellent early draw to ease his way into the second week, while he’s also landed in Casper Ruud’s half of the draw. Ruud made last year’s US Open final, but he’s 6-8 on hardcourt this year and hasn’t won back-to-back matches on the surface. Highly doubt he’s a factor late in the tournament.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz are the biggest names in Djokovic’s quarter, but all three have been in poor form lately and Djokovic would usually beat all of them on a bad day. In Ruud’s half, the most likely players to advance to the semi-finals look like a trio of Americans in Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul and Sebastian Korda.

Holger Rune hasn’t looked great so far in the lead-up to the tournament, while Alejandro Davidovich Fokina can’t be discounted after making the Toronto Masters semi-finals, but the Spaniard probably isn’t consistent enough to make the last four of a major right now.

Djokovic has a clear path to the final, but the same can’t exactly be said for Alcaraz, who has looked shaky since winning Wimbledon, losing to Tommy Paul in Canada and really struggling during his run to the Cincinnati final, dropping sets left, right and centre before blowing a match point and falling to Djokovic.

Sinner, if he can make it past Alexander Zverev in a likely R16 matchup, could easily knock Alcaraz out in the quarter-finals. The pair played one of the best matches in recent memory at last year’s US Open, with Alcaraz eventually prevailing in a five-set epic. Sinner is a more complete and confident player 12 months on, so it wouldn’t be surprising in the slightest if the Italian emerged triumphant should they meet again.

Daniil Medvedev is also lurking in the second quarter, and while he hasn’t been as reliable/consistent throughout 2023, these conditions suit his game perfectly and of course he’s a former US Open, beating Djokovic in the final.

But overall, Djokovic is almost certainly making the final with this draw, while Alcaraz has two very tough potential tests if he’s to meet him for the title with Sinner and Medvedev. Got to give the edge to the Djoker.

US Open Tips & Predictions (women)

Who will win the women’s US Open 2023?

As usual, the women’s draw is far more open, even with the likes of Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina dominating large chunks of the season, with Marketa Vondrousova’s stunning Wimbledon run proving the outlier.

However, I’m keen to fade all of the above and back local hope Coco Gauff to claim her maiden Grand Slam title. Still just 19 years of age, Gauff has ample experience under her belt despite still being in her teens, including reaching the French Open final last year.

But more importantly, Gauff looks to have put it all together in the lead-up to the US Open, winning the Washington and Cincinnati titles, suffering just one loss in her last three tournaments.

The secret ingredient has been the appointment of Brad Gilbert, who famously guided Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick to major titles back in the day. Gilbert is as meticulous as they come and those little 1 percenters are making all the difference to Gauff’s game.

Gilbert knows what it takes to coach American players to US Open victories and there’s no better person to be in Gauff’s corner right now. It certainly feels like it could be Gauff’s time, but she will likely have to make it past Swiatek in the quarter-finals. The American had a notoriously poor H2H vs the World No. 1, but crucially, Gauff beat Swiatek in Cincinnati a couple of weeks ago, so she has that monkey off her back now.

Swiatek hasn’t been at the top of her game since the French Open, while Sabalenka and Rybakina also aren’t firing like they were during the first half of the season.

With this in mind, there’s some great value to be had on a pair of Americans in Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys, especially the former.

Pegula obviously has her Grand Slam quarter-final hoodoo to overcome, but this looms as the perfect opportunity to reach the final four and beyond. Pegula made the semi-finals in Washington and won the title in Montreal, becoming the only player to beat Gauff over that three-tournament span.

Furthermore, Pegula’s received an excellent draw. She’s landed in the same quarter as Caroline Garcia, who has been struggling on tour for a while now. Vondrousova – who beat Pegula in the Wimbledon quarters – is also in this section, but it’s a big ask for the Czech to go on another deep slam run after her exploits at SW19. Elina Svitolina is a potential third round rival, but the Ukrainian has been dealing with injuries.

Keys is always a dangerous floater in slams and of course made the final of this tournament a few years ago now, losing out to Sloane Stephens. Keys can beat anyone on her day and if she catches fire, she’s as good a chance as anyone to make an unlikely run to the title.

So I’m backing three Americans to challenge for the silverware, with an edge going to Gauff if she can maintain her current form and continue to thrive under Gilbert’s tutelage.





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