The fourth and last stop on the grand slam tennis tour is the US Open.
It is held over two weeks in August and September each year at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, more often referred to as Flushing Meadows.
This guide will show you everything you need to know about one of the world’s most prestigious annual sporting events.
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US Open 2018 outright odds
1st of January 1970
1st of January 1970
Popular markets on the US Open
Obviously there are a plenty of different bet types available on the US Open. Some of the most popular tennis betting markets are:
Futures: This is a simple bet on who will win overall in each division. It is best to make this bet before the tournament gets underway, that way you can ensure the best odds for your pick. Because once the tournament is underway and people are beginning to get knocked out of the tournament the odds will shorten.
Head to head: This is another simple bet available on every match of the US Open on who will win outright in any given match. Odds are adjusted according to the likelihood of each players chances of winning.
Set betting: Set betting is a generally broad term. It can refer to first set winner bets (who will win the first set of a match), second set winner bets (who will win the second set of a match), or set betting (a predictive bet on how the sets will be won during the match: player 1 wins three sets).
Game handicap betting: This is a regular handicap bet and is calculated on total number of games won by each player at the end of the match. For example a player who is favourite to win may have a -4.5 game handicap.
Tips for betting on the US Open
When betting on the US Open it is always smart to check each player’s form heading in to the tournament. Have they been winning lately?
Prior to each match check each player’s track record against their opposition. Is your player’s history against their opponent good or bad?
How is your player’s history on hard court? Sure your player may have reached the finals in a recent clay court or grass court tournament but players perform differently on different surfaces. This is something to keep in mind.
Shop around among your different online bookies to find the best odds for the bet you want to make. That is the beauty of having several accounts across a number of bookies, you can find the best odds for you that will pay you the most money when you win.
History of the US Open
The US Open is a modern incarnation of the US National Championship which was first played on the grass courts of the Newport Casino, Rhode Island in August 1881. In that inaugural year only members of the US National Lawn Tennis Association were allowed to enter. At first only men were allowed to enter but in 1888 women were allowed to compete.
1915 saw the tournament move to the West Side Tennis Club in New York.
1968 saw the tournament finally evolve into an open tournament, which held the men’s, women’s, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles tournaments. The total prize money available in the first year of the US Open was $100,000.
Since its evolution into an Open tournament and part of the Grand Slam tour, the US Open has become one of the most highly anticipated events on the sporting calender. Prize money is now in excess of $42 million. The US Open is the only tournament on the Grand Slam tour that uses tie-breakers in every set of a match. The US Open was also the first tournament to use and pioneer the Hawk-Eye system in 2006.
Most grand slams in the open era
5 – Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer
6 – Chris Evert, Serena Williams
5 – Bob and Mike Bryan
9 – Martina Navratilova (9)
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