US Open Betting

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The fourth and final Tennis Grand Slam event of a calendar year is the US Open. This is hosted at the famous Flushing Meadows in New York City, New York. Along with the Australian Open, this Grand Slam is played on the hard court surface and it has been that way at the US Open since 1978. Before that, it was actually played on clay for a few years and prior to that, it was a grass event just like Wimbledon. But it has now established itself as a hard court tournament and it is usually hosted with an opening on the final Monday in the month of August which means that the action drives on through to the month of September for its finish.

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In total at the US Open, there are five top events happening each year. Along with the main draws for the Men and the Women, there are Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles and there are extra events going on for wheelchair players and seniors and juniors. So it is an action packed two weeks of tennis action in New York and not all Grand Slams are the same!

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The big difference between the US Open and the other three Grand Slams that are played is that there are tiebreakers in every set of the match at Flushing Meadows. In the other three Slams, you don't get a tiebreaker if the final possible set ends in a 6-6 tie. They simply play until one player gets two games clear.



Men's Singles Winners

Looking only that the Open era, which started in 1968, the tournament has been heavily dominated by US winners. It started with a victory for Arthur Ashe back in 1968 and some famous US players have gotten their hands on the title since then. Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras both won the title five times during their playing careers (two of three players including Roger Federer to have won it five times) while Andre Agassi picked up a couple as well for the host nation. Then, not forgetting of course, one of the most iconic players of all time, John McEnroe who won the title four times at Flushing Meadows. Just one Britain has won the US Open title in the Open Era and that was Andy Murray with his 2012 success over Novak Djokovic. Roger Federer remarkably won five titles on the trot at the US Open between 2004 and 2008 inclusive.

Women's Singles Winners

It was Britain's Virginia Wade who won the first edition of the US Open in the Open era back in 1968 and she remains the only Brit to do so. The USA have dominated the Women's titles at the US Open completely in the Open era and a lot of that is down to Serena Williams of course with her many successes there. Chris Evert won the title six times as well during the open era (holding the record for the most consecutive titles, four of them) and really the two other prominent players at Flushing Meadows in history have been Martina Navratilova with her four titles and the great Steffi Graf who won it five times through her illustrious career. Belgium's Kim Clijsters won it three times the same amount as Billie Jean King in the Open era. The only other player to have won it more than twice in the open era is Australia's Margaret Court.

Did You Know

The US Open is actually owned by a not-for-profit organization the USTA and all proceeds which are earned from everything from tv broadcasting deals, sponsorship and sales of tickets all goes back into promoting development in the game. In 2016 there was a retractable roof added to the Arthur Ashe Stadium. There is a total of $16 million in prizes shared among all the winners at the US Open. Pete Sampras is the youngest ever winner of the Men's Singles, landing the 1990 title at just 19 years of age. The US Open became the first Grand Slam tournament to give equal prize money to men and women and that happened back in 1973. It was also the first Grand Slam to use Hawk-Eye technology.



2016 US Open Review

There was a surprise winner of the 2016 US Open with Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka getting his hands on the title. He was up against the reigning champion Novak Djokovic in the final and was the underdog for the victory. But Stan the Man came out swinging, producing an offensive array of go-for-broke shots that Djokovic just didn't have an answer for. It really remains one of the best performances in the final seen for a long time. The 2016 edition didn't feature Roger Federer in the draw for the first time since 1999. With Federer not playing, Andy Murray nor Rafael Nadal managed to make it to the final four, the first time that had happened in a tennis Grand Slam since the 2004 French Open. Murray lost a quarter final against Kei Nishikori, while Nadal went out in the fourth round against Lucas Pouille in a shock result.

If the men's draw produced a surprisingly open affair, then the women's draw was even more spectacular. Running as the firm favourite was Serena Williams who, after a quarter final win over Simona Halep looked set for another title. But she was upset in the semi finals by young rising star Karolina Pliskova who stormed through to the final. The Czech player had already beaten Venus Williams in an earlier round, becoming only the fourth player to beat both Williams sisters in a Slam But then she was overturned in a great battle against second seed Angelique Kerber who took her second Grand Slam title.

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2017 US Open Preview

The US Open 2017 starts on August 28th and runs through to September 10th. Reigning Men's Champion Stan Wawrinka won't be back to defend his title after a knee injury has ruled him out for the rest of the season. Two-time US Open winner Novak Djokovic announced back in July that he would take the rest of the season off as well as he tries to recover from an elbow injury which has hit his season. Therefore in the ante post betting for the 2017 US Open it is Roger Federer who is 3/1 favourite to land his sixth title and after wins at the 2017 Australian Open and Wimbledon, his favouritism is clear. Rafael Nadal is trading at a price of 9/4 while Andy Murray is back at a 5/1 quote to land the title for the second time in his career.

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In the Women's draw, it is Garbine Muguruza who is just about at the head of the market at a price of 9/2. The Spaniard collected the 2017 Wimbledon title, her second Grand Slam success after winning the 2016 French Open. She has never been past the second round at Flushing Meadows though. Karolina Pliskova who became World Number One for the first time in her career in the summer of 2017 is a 7/1 quote with Simona Halep at 9/1. Britain's big hope Johanna Konta is an 10/1 price to land her first slam title and then you have Elina Svitolina also at 10/1. It's a massively competitive field with no Serena Williams because of her pregnancy.

US Open Women 2017 Infographic


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