2022 US Open Men’s Singles Tournament Sleeper Picks
With heavyweights such as Novak Djokovic (vaccination status issues) and Alexander Zverev (injury) nowhere in sight, the men’s singles draw at the 2022 US Open is as wide open as it will ever get. That being said, now’s the perfect time to highlight a handful of sleeper candidates who have great chances to become the next champion of the final Grand Slam tournament on the calendar.
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Top 3 Sleeper Picks for the 2022 US Open Men’s Singles Tournament
- 2022 US Open Odds: +3300
The ATP Tour welcomes back a familiar face in its Grand Slam tournaments, as Dominic Thiem returns to the courts following a bout with a serious wrist injury. The Austrian standout fell out of the world rankings due to his extended absence and rightfully received a Wild Card entry into the 2022 US Open will relative health back intact. Thiem does have a more challenging path given his wild card route, but his status as a former US Open champion just a couple of years ago makes him one of the more attractive sleepers to win it all in Flushing Meadows.
- 2022 US Open Odds: +4000
One of the fastest-rising stars in the ATP Tour happens to be England’s very own Cameron Norrie, who made huge waves in his hometown of London during the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. Norrie reached the semi-final of Wimbledon for his best-ever finish at a Grand Slam event before bowing out to eventual champion, Novak Djokovic. The 27-year-old with a southpaw swing won two other smaller tournaments in Delray Beach and Lyon earlier this year and is currently the ninth-best male tennis player in the world as we speak to further emphasize his strong sleeper status at the 2022 US Open.
- 2022 US Open Odds: +5000
It’s been nearly a decade since Marin Cilic won the US Open men’s singles tournament back in 2014. The Croatian veteran has always been a tough out in Grand Slam events, having recently made the semi-final stage of the French Open earlier this May. Cilic has a relatively sound lifetime record of 38-12 at the US Open as well, and he’s one of just five active ATP Tour players (and the only Croatian player) to have reached the semi-final stage of all four Grand Slam tournaments. He also became the 40th player in the Open era to reach 550 career match wins, which he accomplished near the beginning of the 2022 season.