US Open Betting Guide

The US Open tennis tournament is the fourth and final grand slam event on the professional tennis calendar. The tournament is played on an acrylic hard court surface at Flushing Meadows in New York in August and September.

A number of features give the US Open a unique character. First of these is the relative absence of weather interruptions which plague the other three grand slam events. Furthermore, the US Open differs from the other grand slams in that the final set of any match can be decided by a tie-break rather than by a 2 game advantage.

The US Open has also been used to pioneer new technologies in tennis, and was the first grand slam tournament to implement the Hawk-Eye system, which allows players to challenge line call decisions made by the umpire.

US Open Betting

Ante-post betting markets on the outright winners of the men’s and women’s singles events at the US Open are available amongst the majority of bookmakers on conclusion of the Australian Open in January.

As is the case with all grand slam events, the US Open receives full betting coverage from UK bookmakers, with many tabling free US Open bets and betting specials to attract punters during the last grand slam tournament of the season.

US Open - Men's - 03:00
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Djokovic, N5/44/6
Nadal, R5/26/4
Federer, R7/2-
Murray, A5-

US Open History

The US Open can trace its origins back to 1881, when the first US National Singles Championship was contested in Rhode Island. In 1889 the first Women’s National Singles Championship was held at Philadelphia Cricket Club.

For several years these two championships were played at different venues, with each adopting a challenge format, which allowed the reigning champion to qualify automatically for the final. In 1892 the doubles championships were launched, with the mixed-doubles held at the same venue as the women’s doubles.

It was not until the open era began in 1968 that all five national championships were merged into a single tournament, open to both professional and amateur players. The championships, which had until then been rotated between five different venues, were moved to a permanent home at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York.

US Open Winners

American tennis players have dominated the US Open throughout its history. In the open era Jimmy Connors set the record for most men’s singles titles by winning the US Open five times, a record which Pete Sampras equalled in 2002.

Chris Evert holds the record for winning the most US Open women’s singles titles, by winning the US Open six times during her career. This includes a record four successive victories at the tournament from 1975 to 1978.

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