What to Expect From the US Open Tennis Championships

Tennis Court Set Up for US Open Tournament

The US Open Tennis Championships are underway and is the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year. With the exciting tennis tournament already showing some spectacular matches, we’re getting close to seeing who will take home the championship title on September 12!

Quarter-finals begin September 7. Men’s quarter-finalists include Botic van de Zandschulp, Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Alexander Zverev, Lloyd Harris, Matteo Berrettini, and Novak Djokovic. Women’s quarter-finalists include Elina Svitolina, Leylah Annie Fernandez, Aryna Sabalenka, Barbara Krejčíková, Bianca Bencic, Emma Raducanu, Karolina Plíšková, and Maria Sakkari are geared up to give it their all in the final days of the tournament. Whether you’ve been watching the entire tournament or are tuning in for the quarter-finals, learn more about the event, schedule, previous results, how and where to place your bets, and what to expect this year.


US Open Championships History


Today, the US Open Tournament is an exciting two weeks of tennis, entertainment, and sportsmanship that includes men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles, senior, junior, and wheelchair players. The tournament is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world. The U.S. National Championship, for which was an exclusive men’s singles and doubles tournament in Newport, RI in 1881. The first U.S. Women’s National Singles Championship was held in 1887.

Only amateur players were able to compete until the open era began in 1968 when professional tennis players were allowed to compete for the first time. Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final global Grand Slam tournament of the year. The other three, in chronological order, are the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon.


Man Playing Tennis in US Open Tennis Championships


Notable US Open Tennis Stats


2020 Finals Champions

  • Men’s singles: Dominic Thiem
  • Women’s singles: Naomi Osaka
  • Men’s doubles: Mate Pavic & Bruno Soares
  • Women’s doubles: Laura Siegemund & Vera Zvonareva
  • Mixed doubles: Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Jamie Murray


Most Open Era Championship Wins

  • Men’s: Bob Bryan (9) – 2003–14 (5 doubles, 4 mixed doubles)
  • Women’s: Martina Navratilova (16) – 1977–2006 (4 singles, 9 doubles, 3 mixed doubles)


US Open 2021 Tournament


Both the men’s and women’s fields will be without some of their biggest names. In the men’s tournament, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and defending US Open champion Dominic Thiem will all miss this year’s championships due to injury. In the women’s tournament, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Sofia Kenin will be unable to participate due to health reasons. This will mark the first US Open Tennis Tournament without a Williams sister since 2003. Many were keeping their eye on world No. 1 Wimbledon champ Ashleigh Barty as well as two-time US Open and two-Australian Open champ Naomi Osaka to take home the title this year, though were both knocked out in the third round.

Since the start of the tournament, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been the favorite to win the men’s title. If Djokovic wins the US Open Championships, he will become the first men’s player since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a calendar year after winning the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon earlier this year. With Federer and Nadal out of the tournament this year, if Djokovic wins he will surpass Federer and Nadal for most Grand Slam singles titles in men’s tennis history, as each currently holds 20 titles. 


US Open Match Schedule

  • August 30-31: First Round
  • September 1-2: Second Round
  • September 3-4: Third Round
  • September 5-6: Round of 16
  • September 7-8: Quarter-Finals
  • September 9: Women’s Semi-finals
  • September 10: Men’s Doubles Championship & Men’s Semi-finals
  • September 11: Mixed Doubles Championship & Women’s Championship
  • September 12: Women’s Doubles Championship & Men’s Championship

The full match schedule can be found here.


Woman Playing Tennis in US Open Tennis Championships


US Open Tennis Betting Tips


Now that you know more about the US Open Tennis Championships, it’s time to place some bets. Brush up on your sports betting knowledge so you can hopefully win big during the final Grand Slam tournament of this year. Keep these tennis betting basics in mind:

  • Moneyline: Moneyline best are some of the most popular betting options for tennis as it simply requires betting on which player will win the tournament
  • Over/Under: An over/under wager is based on a sportsbooks’ set points total that bettors bet on whether they think the total number of points is over or under the predetermined line
  • Match Betting: A match bet is similar to a moneyline bet, except instead of picking the winner of an entire tournament, you are picking the winner of a single match or set.
  • Point Spread: For this wager, bettors don’t choose who will win a match, but by how much they will based on a point spread determined by the sportsbook
  • Prop Bet: A prop bet is a bet made on whether something will occur during a tournament, which can range from whether there will be a tie-break or how many games will be played in a match


US Open Betting in Las Vegas


The US Open quarter-finals are here, which means it’s time to start wagering. Circa Sports is the ultimate sportsbook in Las Vegas for football sports betting. Stop by Circa Resort, the D, or one of the other Circa Sports locations in Las Vegas to place your bets in person. Can’t make it into the sportsbook? Download the Circa | Sports app on iOS or Android to have your bookie right in your pocket.

Whether in person or on the app, join Circa Sports for your premier place to bet on tennis in Vegas.