The US Open is one of the most popular betting events of the sporting calendar
The fourth and final Grand Slam of the year takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, with the world’s best players contesting the US Open on a hard court surface.
The men’s singles and the women’s singles are by far the most popular betting events, although punters can also place bets on the men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles, while some bookies will even price up the junior events such as the boys’ singles.
Bet on the winner of the men and women’s tournament
Every bookmaker will offer outright betting on the men’s singles and the women’s singles, with some firms also running a money back promotion for this market. For example, BetVictor have refunded losing bets when Novak Djokovic won the 2013 Australian Open, while Paddy Power did the same thing for Wimbledon when Andy Murray won the 2013 renewal.
You can back a player each-way for the US Open and that means you get half the odds paid out if they lose in the final, while a popular bet is to have a double on the winner of the men’s singles and the women’s singles which gives you an interest throughout the tournament. Naturally, both of these markets are updated as the event progresses.
Name the Finalists or the Winning Quarter
There are lots of other antepost betting markets, with customers having the chance to bet on the two finalists, something that has been relatively easy to do for the men’s singles considering Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal make regular appearances in the final two of a Grand Slam event.
You can also have a bet on which section of the draw the winner will emerge from, while other popular antepost markets include Straight Forecast and the winner of each quarter.
Bet on every single US Open match
Betting is available for every match when it comes to the men’s singles and women’s singles, with customers able to bet on Match Winner and Correct Score, while there are also handicap markets where you can bet on whether the favourite or underdog will cover an extra set.
You can also bet on Total Sets which is more relevant for the men’s matches where there are three options, while you can also bet on the number of sets that will go to a tie-break, with punters often able to make a profit when big-serving players come up against each other.
Bet In-Play and Watch Live Streaming
Bet365 are now among the bookmakers who offer live streaming of the US Open matches, meaning that customers can enjoy the action from the show courts when they log into their account. The picture quality compares favourably to watching television and the advantage is that you can compare the In-Play odds at the same time as watching the action on your PC.
In-Play betting is extremely popular when it comes to tennis, with customers able to bet on the winner of the next set, next game and even the next point. You can also bet on the score of each game and whether the game will be won to deuce or not.
If that wasn’t enough, there is Race to 2,3,4 and 5 Games markets available, along with the Total Games in the March, while some bookies offer Handicap Betting on a two-way and three-way basis.