About the US Open
The US Open (United States Open tennis championships) is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world, starting back in 1881, just 4 years after Wimbledon. It is always the forth and final grand slam of the tennis season taking place in late August and early September.
Matches are played on acrylic hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Queens, New York.
One of the rules in the US Open differs from the three other grand slams. They have final-set tie-breaks to decide the 5th set (3rd in women’s tennis) instead of continuing the set until it is won by two games.
US Open bets are popular, but there are strict rules over online betting in the US, meaning punters are mainly based in Europe.
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Competitions during the US Open
Like the other four grand slams, the US Open has five main events: the men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, as well as mixed doubles.
There are also tournaments for juniors, seniors and wheelchair players.
Previous men’s singles winners
Although not quite as dominant as the other grand slams, Rodger Federer won 5 out of the 10 US Open tournaments between 2000 and 2010, and only lost one final which was in 2009 to Juan Martín del Potro. Andy Murray got to the final in 2008.
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Previous women’s singles winners
Although it is their home tournament, the Williams sisters haven’t dominated the US Open as much as other tournaments. They had success in the early 2000s, but after that Serena Williams (2008) has the only other title between them.
Popular US Open players in recent times
Juan Martín del Potro rose to fame in 2009 beating Rodger Federer in the final to win his first grand slam. Federer had success in this tournament winning it 5 years in a row from 2003 to 2008. Notably, the US Open is the only grand slam Rafael Nadal hasn’t won as of 2009 (edit: he finally won it in 2010).
In recent years Germany female players have had a lot of success in this competition – Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin both winning it twice in the last seven years. Maria Sharapova and fellow Russian player Svetlana Kuznetsova have both won the title once.
Popular US Open bets
Just like any tennis match there are many US Open bets you can make. The markets are popular being a major grand slam and there are always plenty of good odds going around.
Because the rules are slightly different in the US Open and final-set tie-breaks are used instead of a 2 game lead, match outcomes can be different to expected. There are shorter sets and this allows players to preserve vital energy. Take this into account when making US Open bets.
In play betting on the US Open is popular. Betting live works well with tennis because of the intense nature of the game with lots of points scored. If you are planning on doing some US Open betting then there are lots of markets available including set betting, tie-break betting and all the usual outright markets.