The US Open is fast approaching and with the last Grand Slam title of the year up for grabs, all players will be fighting for glory. So far this year, we have witnessed some amazing matches at the Australian Open, French Open and of course most recently, at Wimbledon. Each tournament has seen intense matches but we anticipate that the US Open will see the most yet, especially when it comes to the Mixed Doubles as Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig fight to make it their fourth Grand Slam title, and third this year. Check out the latest US Open tennis online odds and see who the bookies have down as the favorites.
During the season so far, each Grand Slam has been won by a different pair. At the Australian Open, we saw Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut take the title. In the French Open, we saw the German duo of Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies walk away victorious and in Wimbledon, Colombians Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah claimed the top spot.
Last year in the US Open, we saw Mike Bryan and Jack Sock claim the Grand Slam title after defeating Łukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-3 6-1, but we haven’t seen the pair play a Grand Slam together since. Sock has been out with injuries this year, pushing himself to play in the Australian Open but withdrawing from the French Open and Wimbledon – although he is expected to make a big comeback for the US Open in a couple of weeks although his partner, Mike Bryan might not be playing alongside him.
As it stands, there has been no dominating duo in the men’s doubles Grand Slam competitions for years, with the last pair to do so being in 2014 with brothers Bob and Mike Bryan. Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut are potentially the strongest competition having won a Grand Slam this year but we’re extremely excited to see if the Murray brothers join forces in this year’s US Open, after seeing them pair up in the Washington Open.
The Women’s doubles campaigns this year have been incredibly interesting to watch. With Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai winning in Australia, Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic taking home the French Open trophy and recently seeing Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strýcová win at Wimbledon. Yet again, similar to the men’s competitions we have three completely different winners, showing that it is anybody’s game in the US Open later this month.
In 2018 at the US Open, we saw Ashleigh Barty and CoCo Vandeweghe win the title – but will they be able to hold onto it this year? In the singles matches, Barty has seen glory already this year by reaching the quarter-finals in Australia and then going on to win the title in France however we have yet to see her make an impact in the doubles tournaments yet. Alongside Vandeweghe who has recently returned from injury, will the two manage to defend their title at the last slam?
So far in the mixed doubles Grand Slams this year we have seen Barbora Krejčíková and Rajeev Ram claim their first major title in the Australian Open; while in both the French Open and Wimbledon, we saw Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig win. As much as we loved the heroic return of Andy Murray alongside Serena Williams at Wimbledon, it just wasn’t meant to be and the two won’t be pairing at the US Open.
Last year, we saw Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jamie Murray take the title – both of them having won a Grand Slam title before but this was their first together. Sadly, we are yet to see the pair in action since then, will they join forces once more to protect their title?