Who Won Last Year’s Men’s Tennis US Open?

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Daniil Medvedev won last year's men's tennis US Open.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Aug 22, 2022, 3:45 PM
  • Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2021 Men’s US Open.
  • Medvedev’s win denied Djokovic a historic calendar slam.
  • Despite his favorite status, Djokovic may not be able to play in this year’s Open.

Last year was an awfully long time ago. Most of us can’t remember what we ate for breakfast yesterday; how are we supposed to remember who won the men’s US Open last year?

Fortunately, I’m on the case with all the tennis betting info and US Open odds you need to know. 

Who Won Last Year’s Men’s Tennis US Open?

Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, to claim the 2021 Men’s US Open.

The result was a dramatic upset for Medvedev, who entered the match as a +230 underdog. 

Many bettors believed Djokovic (-275) would prevail, earning the fourth and final piece of a rare calendar grand slam; instead, Medvedev denied what would have been a historic accomplishment.

Djokovic vs. Medvedev: 2021 Men’s US Open Highlights

Men’s US Open Tennis Champions

YearUS Open Winner
1968Arthur Ashe
1969Rod Laver
1970Ken Rosewall
1971Stan Smith
1972Ilie Nastase
1973John Newcombe
1974Jimmy connors
1975Manuel Orantes
1976Jimmy Connors
1977Guillermo Vilas
1978Jimmy Connors
1979John McEnroe
1980John McEnroe
1981John McEnroe
1982Jimmy Connors
1983Jimmy Connors
1984John McEnroe
1985Ivan Lendl
1986Ivan Lendl
1987Ivan Lendl
1988Mats Wilander
1989Boris Becker
1990Pete Sampras
1991Stefan Edberg
1992Stefan Edberg
1993Pete Sampras
1994Andre Agassi
1995Pete Sampras
1996Pete Sampras
1997Patrick Rafter
1998Patrick Rafter
1999Andre Agassi
2000Marat Safin
2001Lleyton Hewitt
2002Pete Sampras
2003Andy Roddick
2004Roger Federer
2005Roger Federer
2006Roger Federer
2007Roger Federer
2008Roger Federer
2009Juan Martin del Potro
2010Rafael Nadal
2011Novak Djokovic
2012Andy Murray
2013Rafael Nadal
2014Marin Cilic
2015Novak Djokovic
2016Stan Wawrinka
2017Rafael Nadal
2018Novak Djokovic
2019Rafael Nadal
2020Dominic Thiem
2021Daniil Medvedev

2022 Men’s US Open Odds

Men's Tennis Player2022 US Open Odds
Novak Djokovic+160
Daniil Medvedev+275
Rafael Nadal+500
Carlos Alcaraz+500
Nick Kyrgios+600
Alexander Zverev+1200
Stefanos Tsitsipas+1200
Jannik Sinner+1200
Dominic Thiem+2000
Roger Federer+2000
Felix Auger-Aliassime+2000
Matteo Berrettini+2000
Taylor Fritz+2000
Andrey Rublev+2500
Hubert Hurkacz+3300
Casper Ruud+3300
Pablo Carreno-Busta+3300
Cameron Norrie+3300
Denis Shapovalov+4000
Andy Murray+5000
Alex de Minaur+5000
Aslan Karatsev+8000
Diego Schwartzman+10000
Grigor Dimitrov+10000
Karen Khachanov+10000
Frances Tiafoe+10000
John Isner+10000
Daniel Evans+12500
Gael Monfils+12500
Cristian Garin+15000
Kei Nishikori+15000

How to Bet on the 2022 Men’s US Open

Djokovic, a 3-time US Open champion, is currently the betting favorite (+160) to win the 2022 US Open. 

Curiously, though, he may not be allowed to play in the tournament at all. The US government is not currently allowing unvaccinated foreign nationals to enter the country, which would make it awfully hard for him to get on the court in Flushing Meadows.

That leaves Medvedev, the reigning champion, as the de facto favorite at +275.

Other notable players worth backing in the men’s US Open odds market: Nick Kyrgios (+600), Dominic Thiem (+2000), Taylor Fritz (+2000) and Alex de Minaur (+5000).

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.