The US Open is the 4th Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year following Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open. It has been played on a hard surface since 1978, the same year it moved venues from West Side Tennis Club to the USTA National tennis Centre in Queens. Here’s all you need to know before the US Tennis Open begins at the end of August.
History of the US Open
This is one of the oldest known tennis tournaments, originally the U.S National Championship took place for the first time in 1881, at the time only members of the US National Lawn Tennis Association were able to enter. This was held at the Newport Casino in Rhode Island until 1915 when it moved to West Side Tennis Club. In 1973 the US Open was the first Grand Slam to award both men and women winners equal prize money.
Types of Bets
There are lots of available bets to be placed on the US Open, the most popular is Outright bets, this is who you think will win the male and/or female tournament outright. The Moneyline bets gives underdog players a theoretical point advantage to even out the odds, for the bet of them to lose to come out they must now lose by more points than what has been given to them. Game Spread bets rely on players to cover their spread of won games for example a player with a +4.5 points spread could lose 4 games and it still come out, this is the same with set spreads. Finally Prop betting goes off different characteristics of the game like the number of ace serves or faults.
The odds available now for the US Open are.
- Novak Djokovic (4/5).
- Daniil Medvedev (27/5).
- Alexander Zverev (6/1).
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (13/1).
- Ashleigh Barty (4/1).
- Naomi Osaka (34/5).
- Aryna Sabalenka (27/2).
- Iga Swiatek (16/1).
Keep a close eye on all of the odds available in the run-up to this event and after it has started, the odds will change depending on performances in the qualifying rounds and tournament.
Where to Bet
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When does the US Open Start?
The first 2 games of the US Open will take place on the 30th of August with matches taking place every day after until the Mens Final on the 12th of September brings the competition to a close.