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Bet on the US Open 2021 in South Africa | Preview, Promotions and Tips

The US Open 2021 is nearly upon us as Novak Djokovic aims to become the first player since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four grand slams in a calendar year. A title here for the World No. 1 would also be his 21st Grand Slam victory, making him the most decorated male player of all time.

There are some big names missing from both the men's and ladies' US Open 2021 draw. Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and 2020's US Open Champion Dominic Thiem, all won't be playing at Flushing Meadows in New York. On the ladies side, Serena Williams will also miss out due to injury concerns.

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Read below how to bet on the US Open 2021 in South Africa. Get our thoughts on likely contenders in both the men's and ladies draws, plus hear about promotions that can help maximise your tennis betting profits!

US Open 2021 Men's Draw

Novak Djokovic is a short-priced 7/10 (1.70) favourite to win the US Open 2021, but you'd have to be brave to back him at those odds considering how poorly he performed at the Tokyo Olympics. Especially when rising stars like Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas offer much more value further down the odds board.

Daniil Medvedev is 2nd seed going into this year's US Open and will look to repeat his impressive 2019 run where he met Nadal in the final. The Russian loves the conditions to be hard and fast—which they always are in New York—and there's no question he has the weapons and big-match temperament to lift the trophy at odds of 9/2 (5.50)

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2020 US Open finalist Alexander Zverev knocked Djokovic out of the Tokyo Olympics in the semi-finals, before defeating Karen Khachanov in the final. Zverev is currently on an 11-match winning streak and he looks a backable price at 6/1 (7.00) to win his first grand slam.

2021 French Open finalist, Stefanos Tsitsipas has a tour-leading 48 wins this year and his odds of 10/1 (11.00) will look silly if he starts to make a run at the US Open in 2021. Hard courts are admittedly not his best surface, but he's never one to write off under any circumstances!

US Open 2021 Ladies Draw

World No.1 Ash Barty is the rightful favourite at odds of 4/1 (5.00) to lift the trophy in the ladies draw of the US Open 2021. Consistency is her strength, having already won five titles across three surfaces this year. If the Aussie's up for it, Osaka will be her only real obstacle in New York.

Defending champion Naomi Osaka has had a topsy-turvy few months, having withdrawn from the French Open due to media pressure and losing in the second round of the Olympics. The Japanese is a momentum player, so only by seeing the early rounds will you know which Osaka has turned up, meaning her pre-tournament odds of 5/1 (6.00) look a bit short.

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Where to bet on the US Open 2021 in South Africa

Just about every online bookmaker in South Africa that offers sports betting will have odds and markets available for the US Open 2021. To help you decide which online bookmaker to use, we suggest you look at who has the best odds for the players you want to bet on as well as the tennis betting promotions they have available to use.

US Open 2021 promotions available in South Africa

There's a good selection of promotions available in South Africa you can claim for the US Open 2021. Sunbet is the standout bookmaker in terms of tennis betting odds and promotions, but there are lots more online betting sites also worth looking at, which we've listed below.


Tennis Accumulator Special: Take a tennis multiple of 5 games or more and if one leg lets you down then half your stake is refunded.

Hurts to Lose like this: Place a Pre-match outright winner bet and if your player retires hurt then your full stake is refunded.

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Bad Day at the Office: Back a player at odds of 5/10 or shorter and if they lose in straight sets then half your stake is refunded.


Multi Bet Win Boost: Boost your Multi Bet winnings by up to 150%. For each leg with odds of 1.2 or greater you add to your betslip, Betway will boost your payout by a bigger amount.

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Tennis Multi Special: Place a 5-leg Match Winner accumulator on any tennis matches and get your money back as a free bet if one selection lets you down.


Tennis Live In-Play Promo: Take 7 live in-play tennis bets and get your average stake back as a free bet up to R500 to use other tennis.


Grand Slam Tennis Free Bet: Take a pre-match multiple of a minimum of 3 selections, with a minimum stake of R25 and get a Free Bet equal to half your stake back, to use on any live in-play Tennis match.

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US Open 2021 Best Bets

Men's Draw - Bet on Alexander Zverev at odds of 6/1 (7.00) with Sunbet

Ladies Draw - Bet on Ash Barty at odds of 4/1 (5.00) with Sunbet

For more on how to bet on tennis in South Africa, read our complete guide which explains the different tournaments, tennis betting markets, court speed, promotions and much more!

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