US Open Tennis Betting Tips, Offers, Odds and Preview, 2017
The US Open is the final Grand Slam of the tennis year and should be a spectacular finale. Our full preview with betting tips and the latest odds can be seen below and we’ll be adding a lot more offers as they are announced. Alternatively, how about some US Open history and stats or a bit of tennis trivia?
US Open Betting Tips
Men’s US Open Betting Tip: Coming soon
Women’s US Open Betting Tip: TBC
US Open Betting Offers
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US Open Tennis Betting Tips
The US Open starts on August 28th at Flushing Meadows, and until September 10th the biggest names in tennis will do battle in the heart of Queens to take home the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year.
We’ll have our full tips and analysis here closer to the tournament…
US Open Men’s Betting Tips
US Open Tennis History
The US Open was founded in 1881 and is held at Flushing Meadows in New York, officially the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center since 2006. We prefer Flushing Meadows, but whatever you call it, the venue has witnessed many, many moments of pure class over the years. Over to you, Roger…
Anyway, back to the history lesson and Flushing Meadows has been home to the US Open since 1978 and is now played on hard courts. It was previously contested on grass between 1881 and 1974 and then briefly on clay from 1974 to 1977. Technically it is played on DecoTurf, a mix of layered acrylic, rubber and silica atop an asphalt or concrete base. The Australian Open in contrast is played an alternative type of hardcourt, Plexicushion Prestige, that has slightly different properties.
One thing that differentiates the US Open from the other three Slams is the use of tiebreakers in deciding sets. Whilst Wimbledon, the French and the Australia all require a player to win a deciding set by two clear games, at the US Open tiebreaks are used in all sets, which works better for television scheduling but removes the possibility of true epics such as the crazy Wimbledon marathon between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut. Prior to the move to Flushing Meadows the US Open has been hosted at a number of venues, including the Newport Casino in Rhode Island, the West Side Tennis Club in New York, and the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia. The tournament is a hugely lucrative one, with the not-for-profit USTA organising the event and using ticket sales to promote tennis in America. There are prizes for the winners of an incredible $2.6m, around £1.7m. 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of equal prizes for men and women at the US Open and the total prize fund could go up to a staggering $37m. Even a first round loser will take home $36,000! Don’t suppose there is any chance of a wildcard entry for me and the wife?
The men’s singles final has been moved to Monday night for 2013 and 2014 after weather disruption in previous years caused it to be played on the Monday anyway (instead of the scheduled Sunday). This proved an unpopular decision and as of 2015 it will revert to its regular Sunday slot. The main court is the Arthur Ashe court, a 22,547 seat stadium named after, err, Arthur Ashe, who won the 1968 US Open, the first of the Open era. All courts are illuminated meaning that play can be extended into television prime time whilst the main courts have been blue since 2005 to make the ball easier to see on TV (the outer courts remain green).
The US Open is alone in having several show courts, with four able to seat over 2,500 and a further three side courts able to accommodate over 1,000 spectators each. Click here for the official US Open tennis website for more details on the history of this fine tournament.
US Open tennis recent winners
- 2016 – Stan Wawrinka/Angelique Kerber
- 2015 – Novak Djokovic/Flavia Pennetta
- 2014 – Marin Cilic/Serena Williams
- 2013 – Rafa Nadal/Serena Williams
- 2012 – Andy Murray/Serena Williams
- 2011 – Novak Djokovic/Samantha Stosur
- 2010 – Rafa Nadal/Kim Clijsters
- 2009 – Juan Martin del Potro/Kim Clijsters
- 2008 – Roger Federer/Serena Williams
- 2007 – Roger Federer/Justine Henin
- 2006 – Roger Federer/Maria Sharapova
- 2005 – Roger Federer/Kim Clijsters
- 2004 – Roger Federer/Svetlana Kuznetsova
- 2003 – Andy Roddick/Justine Henin
US Open tennis trivia and facts
The US Open has many historical firsts and quirks that make my job writing the trivia section really easy. Nice, might even have a beer whilst I write it.
- Molla Bjurstedt Mallory – Not a name everyone may know but the women to have won the US Open women’s title a record eight times between 1915 and 1926. The record in the Open era is Chris Evert’s six.
- Men’s greatest champions – William Larned, Richard Sears and Bill Tilden shared equally 21 US Open titles between 1881 and 1929 with Sears winning the first seven titles in a row! Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer share the Open era record with five wins each.
- Tiebreakers – in 1970 the US Open became the first Grand Slam to use tiebreakers and for the first four years they used a sudden-death best-of-nine point system. As said, the event is the only Slam to use breakers in deciding sets.
- Equality – The US Open was the first Grand Slam to offer equal prize money to men and women. In 1973 John Newcombe and Margaret Court, who couldn’t have been more aptly named unless she was Maggie Tennis or Mags Racket, took home $25,000 each – $7,000 less than a first round loser 40 years later.
- Floodlights – In 1975 floodlights were first used, enabling the first ever night time play in a Grand Slam.
- Continuity – The Americans aren’t ones to let wars get in the way of tennis, making the US Open the only Grand Slam to have been played every year since it was founded.
- Multi-surface – Jimmy Connors holds the unique distinction of being the only player, man or woman, to have won the US Open on all three surfaces, grass, clay and hardcourt.
- Bjorn to lose – Bjorn Borg loved Wimbledon and Paris but he made four US finals, losing them all, two to Connors and two to John McEnroe. Mats Wilander fared better for the land of Ikea, winning in 1988 whilst Stefan Edberg also won in 1991 and 1992.
- Most titles – If we include doubles titles the most successful US Open players ever are Margaret Osbourne DuPont, with 25 and in the Open era Martina Navratilova with 16. Bill Tilden (16) and Rob Bryan and John McEnroe (8 each in the Open era) are the “most winningest” (as they say in America) geezers (as they say in London).
- Don’t bring – Should you be lucky enough to be attending the US Open don’t bring weapons – they aren’t allowed in, even in America. Perhaps slightly stranger, you can’t bring tennis rackets either.