US Open

Top US Open tennis betting markets

Futures/outrights:
The best US Open betting sites, such as those above, run futures markets for several months in advance of the tournament’s August start each year. The most popular of these is the US Open outright betting, where you can put down early money on who will take out the men’s singles and women’s singles titles. These markets usually open up shortly after the previous year’s championships are completed.

Match betting:
From the moment the first round draws are announced, online bookmakers will put up head-to-head odds for every match at the United States Open Tennis Championships. Along with the outright markets, these are the most straightforward wagers you can make on Grand Slam tennis. All you have to do is pick which player (or team, in doubles and mixed doubles) will win the match.

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US Open handicaps:
Another way to bet on US Open results is to take a handicap wager. Here, the bookie effectively gives the underdog a head start by a certain number of games for a set or a match. For example: if Andy Murray has a -2.5 handicap against Nick Kyrgios for the first set, he would have to win it by at least three games; but if you bet on Kyrgios at +2.5, the young Australian would need to do no worse than a two-game loss.

Tennis props and exotics:
Match odds and handicap betting are only the beginning. Every US Open singles fixture offers a huge range of prop bets and exotics markets, covering a wide array of possible outcomes that don’t necessarily rely on the result of the match. Popular US Open tennis props include:

  • Set betting
  • Correct set score
  • Total match games
  • Total sets played
  • First set games over/under
  • Games won margin
  • Exact games won
  • To win the first set
  • Player X to win at least one set

Grand Slam main events

The United States National Championship, as it was originally known, was first staged in 1881 at Newport, Rhode Island and featured men’s singles and men’s doubles events. Nowadays there are five senior championships to compete for at Flushing Meadows, all of which are considered part of the elite Grand Slam set of major international tennis tournaments.

  • Men’s Singles
  • Women’s Singles
  • Men’s Doubles
  • Women’s Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles

List of US Open singles winners

Although the US Open’s illustrious history dates back more than 125 years, most tennis authorities only look back as far as 1968 and the beginning of the Open Era when considering past champions. It was only from that point onwards that professionals were allowed to compete, meaning Grand Slam tournaments in the decades prior did not necessarily feature the strongest possible fields.

The very first US Open Men’s Singles title was won by local hero Arthur Ashe – the first black man to win a Grand Slam event, and after whom the main arena at Flushing Meadows is named. Perennial performers in the men’s draw have included Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, all of whom have claimed five titles.

The US Open Women’s Singles event has been dominated by American talent since the early 1970s. Notable past winners include Chris Evert (six titles), Steffi Graf (five titles), Martina Navratilova (four titles) and Billy Jean King (three titles).

US Open Men’s Singles winners (1968-present):

1968 Arthur Ashe (USA) defeated Tom Okker (NED) 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
1969 Rod Laver (AUS) defeated Tony Roche (AUS) 7-9, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2
1970 Ken Rosewall (AUS) defeated Tony Roche (AUS) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3
1971 Stan Smith (USA) defeated Jan Kodes (TCH) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6
1972 Ilie Nastase (ROU) defeated Arthur Ashe (USA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
1973 John Newcombe (AUS) defeated Jan Kodes (TCH) 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
1974 Jimmy Connors (USA) defeated Ken Rosewall (AUS) 6-1, 6-0, 6-1
1975 Manuel Orantes (ESP) defeated Jimmy Connors (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
1976 Jimmy Connors (USA) defeated Bjorn Borg (SWE) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
1977 Guillermo Vilas (ARG) defeated Jimmy Connors (USA) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0
1978 Jimmy Connors (USA) defeated Bjorn Borg (SWE) 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
1979 John McEnroe (USA) defeated Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
1980 John McEnroe (USA) defeated Bjorn Borg (SWE) 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4
1981 John McEnroe (USA) defeated Bjorn Borg (SWE) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
1982 Jimmy Connors (USA) defeated Ivan Lendl (TCH) 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
1983 Jimmy Connors (USA) defeated Ivan Lendl (TCH) 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0
1984 John McEnroe (USA) defeated Ivan Lendl (TCH) 6-3, 6-4, 6-1
1985 Ivan Lendl (TCH) defeated John McEnroe (USA) 7-6, 6-3, 6-4
1986 Ivan Lendl (TCH) defeated Miroslav Mecir (TCH) 6-4, 6-2, 6-0
1987 Ivan Lendl (TCH) defeated Mats Wilander (SWE) 6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4
1988 Mats Wilander (SWE) defeated Ivan Lendl (TCH) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
1989 Boris Becker (FRG) defeated Ivan Lendl (TCH) 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6
1990 Pete Sampras (USA) defeated Andre Agassi (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
1991 Stefan Edberg (SWE) defeated Jim Courier (USA) 6-2, 6-4, 6-0
1992 Stefan Edberg (SWE) defeated Pete Sampras (USA) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2
1993 Pete Sampras (USA) defeated Cedric Pioline (FRA) 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
1994 Andre Agassi (USA) defeated Michael Stich (GER) 6-1, 7-6, 7-5
1995 Pete Sampras (USA) defeated Andre Agassi (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
1996 Pete Sampras (USA) defeated Michael Chang (USA) 6-1, 6-4, 7-6
1997 Pat Rafter (AUS) defeated Greg Rusedski (GBR) 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
1998 Pat Rafter (AUS) defeated Mark Philippoussis (AUS) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
1999 Andre Agassi (USA) defeated Todd Martin (USA) 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
2000 Marat Safin (RUS) defeated Pete Sampras (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
2001 Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) defeated Pete Sampras (USA) 7-6, 6-1, 6-1
2002 Pete Sampras (USA) defeated Andre Agassi (USA) 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
2003 Andy Roddick (USA) defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 6-3, 7-6, 6-3
2004 Roger Federer (SUI) defeated Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 6-0, 7-6, 6-0
2005 Roger Federer (SUI) defeated Andre Agassi (USA) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1
2006 Roger Federer (SUI) defeated Andy Roddick (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
2007 Roger Federer (SUI) defeated Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7-6, 7-6, 6-4
2008 Roger Federer (SUI) defeated Andy Murray (GRB) 6-2, 7-5, 6-2
2009 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) defeated Roger Federer (SUI) 3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
2010 Rafael Nadal (ESP) defeated Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
2011 Novak Djokovic (SRB) defeated Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1
2012 Andy Murray (GRB) defeated Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2
2013 Rafael Nadal (ESP) defeated Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
2014 Marin Cilic (CRO) defeated Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

US Open Women’s Singles winners (1968-present):

1968 Virginia Wade (GBR) defeated Billie Jean King (USA) 6-4, 6-2
1969 Margaret Court (AUS) defeated Nancy Richey Gunter (USA) 6-2, 6-2
1970 Margaret Court (AUS) defeated Rosemary Casals (USA) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
1971 Billie Jean King (USA) defeated Rosemary Casals (USA) 6-4, 7-6
1972 Billie Jean King (USA) defeated Kerry Melville Reid (AUS) 6-3, 7-5
1973 Margaret Court (AUS) defeated Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 7-6, 5-7, 6-2
1974 Billie Jean King (USA) defeated Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
1975 Chris Evert (USA) defeated Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
1976 Chris Evert (USA) defeated Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS) 6-3, 6-0
1977 Chris Evert (USA) defeated Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 7-6, 6-2
1978 Chris Evert (USA) defeated Pam Shriver (USA) 7-5, 6-4
1979 Tracy Austin (USA) defeated Chris Evert (USA) 6-4, 6-3
1980 Chris Evert (USA) defeated Hana Mandlikova (TCH) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
1981 Tracy Austin (USA) defeated Martina Navratilova (USA) 1-6, 7-6, 7-6
1982 Chris Evert (USA) defeated Hana Mandlikova (TCH) 6-3, 6-1
1983 Martina Navratilova (USA) defeated Chris Evert (USA) 6-1, 6-3
1984 Martina Navratilova (USA) defeated Chris Evert (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
1985 Hana Mandlikova (TCH) defeated Martina Navratilova (USA) 7-6, 1-6, 7-6
1986 Martina Navratilova (USA) defeated Helena Sukova (TCH) 6-3, 6-2
1987 Martina Navratilova (USA) defeated Steffi Graf (FRG) 7-6, 6-1
1988 Steffi Graf (FRG) defeated Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
1989 Steffi Graf (FRG) defeated Martina Navratilova (USA) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
1990 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) defeated Steffi Graf (FRG) 6-2, 7-6
1991 Monica Seles (YUG) defeated Martina Navratilova (USA) 7-6, 6-1
1992 Monica Seles (YUG) defeated Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP) 6-3, 6-3
1993 Steffi Graf (GER) defeated Helena Sukova (CZE) 6-3, 6-3
1994 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP) defeated Steffi Graf (GER) 1-6, 7-6, 6-4
1995 Steffi Graf (GER) defeated Monica Seles (USA) 7-6, 0-6, 6-3
1996 Steffi Graf (GER) defeated Monica Seles (USA) 7-5, 6-4
1997 Martina Hingis (SUI) defeated Venus Williams (USA) 6-0, 6-4
1998 Lindsay Davenport (USA) defeated Martina Hingis (SUI) 6-3, 7-5
1999 Serena Williams (USA) defeated Martina Hingis (SUI) 6-3, 7-6
2000 Venus Williams (USA) defeated Lindsay Davenport (USA) 6-4, 7-5
2001 Venus Williams (USA) defeated Serena Williams (USA) 6-2, 6-4
2002 Serena Williams (USA) defeated Venus Williams (USA) 6-4, 6-3
2003 Justine Henin (BEL) defeated Kim Clijsters (BEL) 7-5, 6-1
2004 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) defeated Elena Dementieva (RUS) 6-3, 7-5
2005 Kim Clijsters (BEL) defeated Mary Pierce (FRA) 6-3, 6-1
2006 Maria Sharapova (RUS) defeated Justine Henin (BEL) 6-4, 6-4
2007 Justine Henin (BEL) defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-1, 6-3
2008 Serena Williams (USA) defeated Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 6-4, 7-5
2009 Kim Clijsters (BEL) defeated Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 7-5, 6-3
2010 Kim Clijsters (BEL) defeated Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6-2, 6-1
2011 Samantha Stosur (AUS) defeated Serena Williams (USA) 6-2, 6-3
2012 Serena Williams (USA) defeated Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
2013 Serena Williams (USA) defeated Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 7-5, 6-7, 6-1
2014 Serena Williams (USA) defeated Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6-3, 6-3

2015 US Open tennis outright odds

All the focus heading into US Open 2015 will be on six-time winner Serena Williams, who is just one step away from becoming the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1988 to complete the singles Grand Slam in a calendar year. Over in the men’s draw, 2014 champion Marin Cilic faces a tough task defending his crown against the likes of Federer, Murray, Nadal and world number one Djokovic.

Here is the complete list of 2015 US Open outright betting odds at Sportsbet.com (as of July 22, 2015):

Men’s Singles odds

  • $2.25 – Novak Djokovic
  • $5 – Andy Murray
  • $7 – Roger Federer
  • $10 – Rafael Nadal
  • $13 – Stan Wawrinka
  • $15 – Kei Nishikori
  • $26 – Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov
  • $34 – Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych
  • $51 – Juan Martin del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  • $67 – Gael Monfils
  • $71 – Nick Kyrgios
  • $81 – David Ferrer
  • $101 – Bernard Tomic, Ernests Gulbis, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, John Isner
  • $126 – Kevin Anderson
  • $151 – Jerzy Janowicz, Richard Gasquet
  • $301 – Nicolas Almagro, Philipp Kohlschreiber
  • $401 – Fabio Fognini, Fernando Verdasco, Feliciano Lopez
  • $501 – Lleyton Hewitt, Roberto Bautista Agut

Women’s Singles odds

  • $2.20 – Serena Williams
  • $7 – Victoria Azarenka
  • $9 – Maria Sharapova
  • $11 – Simona Halep
  • $15 – Petra Kvitova
  • $21 – Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza (Get odds at Sportsbet)
  • $34 – Eugenie Bouchard, Madison Keys, Agnieszka Radwanska
  • $51 – Lucie Safarova, Ana Ivanovic, Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens, Angelique Kerber
  • $67 – Ekaterina Makarova
  • $81 – Coco Vandeweghe, Belinda Bencic, Timea Bacsinszky, Sabine Lisicki, Karolina Pliskova
  • $101 – Caroline Garcia, Elina Svitolina, Jelena Jankovic, Dominika Cibulkova
  • $151 – Sam Stosur, Andrea Petkovic, Flavia Pennetta, Camila Giorgi, Carla Suarez Navarro, Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • $176 – Shuai Peng
  • $201 – Klara Koukalova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Donna Vekic, Heather Watson, Christina McHale, Tereza Smitkova, Varvara Lepchenko, Alison Riske
  • $251 – Kaia Kanepi, Mona Barthel, Kurumi Nara, Barbora Strycova, Kristyna Pliskova, Karin Knapp, Tsvetana Pironkova
  • $301 – Julia Goerges, Zarina Diyas, Monica Niculescu, Daniela Hantuchova, Bojana Jovanovski, Lauren Davis
  • $401 – Shuai Zhang, Laura Robson, Roberta Vinci, Sorana Cirstea, Yaroslava Shvedova, Alize Cornet, Elena Vesnina
  • $501 – Kirsten Flipkens, Irena-Camelia Begu, Sara Errani, Magdalena Rybarikova, Casey Dellacqua

Fun facts about the US Open tennis championships

Did you know…

  • The US Open is the only Grand Slam which uses tiebreakers in every set? Neither the Australian Open, the French Open, nor Wimbledon allow a tiebreak game for the fifth set in men’s or the third set in women’s matches.
  • Ivan Lendl reached the United States Open Men’s Singles final eight years in a row from 1982 to 1989, winning three titles on the bounce between 1985 and 1987?
  • Tracy Austin was just 16 years and eight months old when she defeated Chris Evert, already a four-time winner, in the 1979 US Open final?
  • The US Open is the only Grand Slam tourney which has been played on grass (1881-1974), clay (1975-1977) and hard courts (1978-present)? The Australian Open has used both grass and synthetic, Ronald Garros featured sand courts early on before switching to clay, while Wimbledon has always been played on grass.
  • Jimmy Connors is the only player to win US Open singles titles on all three surface types? He defeated Ken Rosewall on grass in 1974, bested Bjorn Borg on clay in 1976, and won three more finals on hard courts between 1978 and 1983.
  • Evonne Goolagong Cawley reached the women’s final four times on the trot, yet never won the US Open singles? She lost to fellow Australian star Margaret Court in 1973, missed out against BJ King in 1974, then suffered back-to-back defeats against Chris Evert in 1975 and 1976.