The fourth and final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year is none other than the US Open. The US Open is preceded by the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon, and begins the last Monday of August each year and lasts two weeks. The 2021 US Open is being played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
The odds for the 2021 US Open are now available. The odds are subject to change and will adjust as we march closer to the start date, so keep checking back to see the latest odds. This page was last updated on September 16, 2020:
|2021 US Open Winners Odds|
When you think of sports betting, your mind likely doesn’t immediately think tennis betting, but you’d be surprised how much money is wagered each year on tennis events - especially the US Open or any Grand Slam tournament for that matter. Betting on the US Open can be highly entertaining and profitable if you know player records and keep an eye on tennis odds.
The US Open consists of five championships: men’s and women's doubles, men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles. The tournament is played on acrylic hard courts, which can make a huge difference in your betting strategies, as some players are better on different surfaces - it depends on what they train on and what they’re used to.
The USTA National Tennis Center has been the home of the US Open since 1978, which also happened to be the same year the US Open switched from clay to hard courts. There are 22 outdoor courts on the US Open grounds, with four show courts, where all of the high profile matches are played.
At this time, no casinos near the Flushing Meadows venue offer sports betting, but sports betting is legal in New York, so you can visit one of the four commercial casinos offering sports betting: The Del Lago Resort and Casino, Tioga Downs Casino, Rivers Casino, and Resorts World Catskills Casino. Or you can sign up for an offshore sportsbook - which seems like the most convenient option until online betting is legalized in New York.
The 2020 US Open is scheduled to be held with no spectators due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Past US Open Winners
Past 5 US Open Winners - Men’s Singles
- 2020 - Dominic Thiem
- 2019 - Rafael Nadal
- 2018 - Novak Djokovic
- 2017 - Rafael Nadal
- 2016 - Stan Wawrinka
- 2015 - Novak Djokovic
Past 5 US Open Winners - Women’s Singles
- 2020 - Naomi Osaka
- 2019 - Bianca Andrescu
- 2018 - Naomi Osaka
- 2017 - Sloane Stephens
- 2016 - Angelique Kerber
- 2015 - Flavia Pennetta
Past 5 US Open Champions - Men’s Doubles
- 2020 - Mate Pavic & Bruno Soares
- 2019 - Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah
- 2018 - Mike Bryan & Jack Sock
- 2017 - Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecau
- 2016 - Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares
- 2015 - Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut
Past 5 US Open Champions - Women’s Doubles
- 2020 - Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva
- 2019 - Elise Mertens & Aryna Sabalenka
- 2018 - Ashleigh Barty & CoCo Vandeweghe
- 2017 - Chan Yung-jan & Martina Hingis
- 2016 - Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Lucie Safarova
- 2015 - Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza
Past 5 US Open Champions - Mixed Doubles
- 2019 - Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Jamie Murray
- 2018 - Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Jamie Murray
- 2017 - Martina Hingis & Jamie Murray
- 2016 - Laura Siegemund & Mate Pavic
- 2015 - Martina Hingis & Leander Paes
How to Bet on the 2020 US Open
If you’re already familiar with tennis betting and all of the options available, you can skip ahead. For those who aren’t totally sure what each betting type means, and get a little overwhelmed when looking at the US Open odds board, we have your back.
Let’s start with the most popular tennis betting options:
US Open Moneyline Betting
The moneyline wager is the easiest betting type and the most popular among beginner and intermediate bettors. Each and every sport has a moneyline wager and when it comes to betting on the US Open, you put money on which player you think will win a match. Pretty simple right?
If you have Djokovic versus Federer, and let’s say in this instance we have Djokovic as the favorite to win the US Open Men’s Singles, you might see odds that look like this:
- Novak Djokovic -150
- Roger Federer +110
Since Djokovic is the favorite, the negative number means you will have to bet that amount to win $100. So you would have to place $130 on Djokovic to win $100. If you look at Federer, the underdog in this situation - he has much better value odds. If you bet on Federer, his +110 odds mean that you would need to wager $100 to win $110.
These numbers are different for each match and usually, if there’s a big underdog, you might see +850 or +1000 odds - which could result in a huge payout if your underdog ends up winning.
US Open Tennis Spreads
This betting type is a little more popular amongst intermediate and professional handicappers - many of the pros will strictly bet the spreads. Oddsmakers will set the spreads based on the two players competing, which essentially levels the playing field for the underdog.
A little bit different than other sports, tennis spreads are based on sets within a match. So if Nadal is a -700 favorite in a US Open match, he might have a -4.5 spread, meaning he would need to win five games or more than his opponent to cover the spread.
On the other hand, if he had a +4.5 spread, there are two options: he could either win, or lose the game, but would need to lose by less than four.
US Open Totals (Over/Under)
Another simple US Open betting type is totals betting, where you need to decide whether you think the total number of games in a match will be over or under the oddsmaker’s line.
Prior to the match, the oddsmaker will set a line, predicting the total number of games within a match. If the number is 19.5 games, you would have to decide whether you think the match will have more or less than 19 games. The total will have odds attached to it, like -110 or -120 on the most likely option. If the match has 23 games and you picked the under, you would lose the bet.
Top Online Sportsbooks for US Open Betting 2020
The only thing left to do is find an online sportsbook to place your wagers. While you can bet on the US Open at licensed casinos in the state, many will not be travelling to New York to watch the event this year. This means that online betting will be a huge convenience this Grand Slam season.
If your state doesn’t allow online betting, you might want to consider signing up at an offshore online sportsbook to place your wagers from the comfort of your own home - where you can watch the games on television.
Finding a sportsbook that is reputable, trustworthy and most importantly, has the best odds, should be your main priority when hunting for a sportsbook. Ensure you do your research and read plenty of online sportsbook reviews before signing up.
Remember to have fun betting on the 2020 US Open, and always gamble responsibly.