Djokovic's odds have lengthened slightly for winning the US Open, despite reaching the QF

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
How do you explain this? :unsure: You would expect his odds to shorten after winning the first 4 matches. Maybe bettors don't have much confidence in him after the performances he's put in?
 

Alexrb

Semi-Pro
How do you explain this? :unsure: You would expect his odds to shorten after winning the first 4 matches. Maybe bettors don't have much confidence in him after the performances he's put in?
Maybe because usually the big 3 blow through the early rounds anyways, so the chances aren't going to be much different if the main risk is quarters onward?
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
Yeah, it's probably because he was more irratic in the previous rounds compared to the other favorites, hasn't really shown a convincing Slam winning form yet. Although Djokovic likes to surprise with that.

Also, what about Alcaraz's odds? How much better are they now compared to the start of the tournament? Can that affect other odds? I'm not into betting but curious.
 

wang07

Semi-Pro
The historical aspect of this tournament seems to already have visible effects on Djokovic, he's (understandably) very tense and losing sets for no reason, and on the other hand the bottom half opened up completely, Medvedev basically has a free pass to the final. Zverev looks extremely confident and solid.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
How do you explain this? :unsure: You would expect his odds to shorten after winning the first 4 matches. Maybe bettors don't have much confidence in him after the performances he's put in?
Djoker is living dangerously. Cannot just expect to just raise your level on demand. Is it possible? Yes, but you want to be playing at a consistently high level. Should have put that clown Brooksby away much earlier. Not an impressive victory... Needs a solid performance against Berry to prepare for Zverev. Cannot head into Zverev match playing at this level.
 

Shu-Pak

Rookie
Djoker is living dangerously. Cannot just expect to just raise your level on demand. Is it possible? Yes, but you want to be playing at a consistently high level. Should have put that clown Brooksby away much earlier. Not an impressive victory... Needs a solid performance against Berry to prepare for Zverev. Cannot head into Zverev match playing at this level.
Very true. I'm nervous about tomorrow to be honest. Djoko looked like he was struggling with Brooksby. I was not happy about that.
Hoping he turns it around and sharpens up. Berry will be tougher.
 

reef58

Semi-Pro
It is because the "house" needs bets on both sides of the outcome. Most likely people were not betting on Joker, so they had to give better odds to get people to place bets.
 
It will be a tough road for Novak to win all this tbh and his performance thus far does not instill confidence that he can.

Hopefully he proves me wrong.
 

DjokoLand

Hall of Fame
It’s because he’s odds at the start are based on Zed, Med and Berrettini making it. Most likely 1 if not 2 would go out the odds are put short at the start but due to them all looking likely to make it the odds have lengthened
 

Djokodal Fan

Hall of Fame
thats because of the form he has shown so far. He has inexplicably dropped sets against players he is not expected to drop. His form actually looks worrying more than anything else. Not surprised about the odds at all. They are reflective of what's about to come.

People play by what they see. He somehow still seems to be a favorite though.. All these unwanted sets add mileage and wear& tear at his age.

if he can beat Beretinni convincingly, it can change as he goes into semis. Keeping fingers crossed.
 
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