The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y., will be filled to capacity to see the top-seeded Serb in his opening match of the men's singles draw.
Djokovic and Berankis will get the festivities going around 7 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST), before the women's singles match between Dinah Pfizenmaier vs. (second-seeded) Victoria Azarenka.
Although this will be the first time these players cross paths, US Open 2013 oddsmakers aren't hesitating to make "The Joker" a huge betting favorite.
According to Las Vegas' tennis experts, Djokovic's chances to defeat his 23-year-old Lithuanian counterpart are 1/100 [-10000].
On the other hand, if Berankis can shock the world tonight, he would pay out at a whopping 30/1 [+3000] odds. Check out the tale of the tape between these two players (courtesy of ATP World Tour):
- Age: 22
- Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
- Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Height: 6’2” (188 cm)
- Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
- Turned Pro: 2003
- Career Wins/Loses: 513/131
- Career Titles: 37
- Career Prize Money: $51,645,610
- Age: 23
- Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
- Residence: Vilnius, Lithuania & Bradenton
- Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
- Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
- Turned Pro: 2007
- Career Wins/Loses: 41/36
- Career Titles: 0
- Career Prize Money: $760,159