US Open 2020

August 24 - September 13

The US Open 2020 Single’s Champions are Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka

The US Open tennis tournament is the fourth and final Grand Slam held each year. It follows the Australian Open, French Open and the prestigious Wimbledon Championships which remains the sole tennis Grand Slam major played on grass courts.

In 2020 the US Open was the second Grand Slam tournament following the Australian Open with the French Open (moved until September 27 – October 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), with Wimbledon 2020 cancelled. 

The second oldest of the Grand Slams after the time-honoured Wimbledon, the US Open is played on outdoor, acrylic (DecoTurf) hard courts in New York City at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre.

The predecessor to the United States Open Tennis Championships, the Open Era dating back to 1968, was the U.S. Men’s Singles National Championship founded back in 1881 and held on Rhode Island. The first of the Women’s Singles tournaments ran a few years later at Philadelphia in 1887. Over AU$42 million in prize money is on offer to the US Open winners who take to the courts over two weeks from the last Monday of August into September annually.

Us Open Betting

Rafael Nadal won the US Open Champion of 2017 for his 16th Major. Photo credit: ABC News

US Open 2020

  • Date: August 31 – September 13, 2020
  • Edition: 140th
  • Venue: USTA Billie Jean Kin National Tennis Center, New York City
  • Grand Slam: 2nd of 2020
  • 2020 US Open Men’s Champion:  Dominic Thiem
  • 2020 US Open Women’s Champion: Naomi Osaka

Both reigning US Open Singles champions from 2019 – Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu – chose not to defend their titles in 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation.

Historically, it was the first time since the 1999 US Open that both Nadal and Roger Federer were absent from a Grand Slam tournament.

During the Men’s Singles Fourth Round, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the tournament during his match against Pablo Carreño Busta.

Djokovic hit a ball toward the baseline in frustration, which hit a lineswoman in the throat.

The shock exit from the US Open 2020 by Djokovic ended the champ’s 26-straight winning streak.

In the US Open Women’s Singles, the absences of reigning Grand Slam champions Ashleigh Barty (World No. 1) and Simona Halep (World No. 2), made it the first Grand Slam tournament since the 2004 Wimbledon Championships where neither of the top 2 ranked players in the world were present in the draw.

2020 US Open: Men’s Singles Result

  Austria Dominic Thiem defeated Germany Alexander Zverev (2–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(8–6))

The final saw the first Grand Slam Men’s Singles champion born in the 1990s with Dominic Thiem securing his maiden Gland Slam title after defeating first time Grand Slam finalist Alexander Zverev in a five-set thriller.

The US Open 2020 Men’s Singles Finals were also the: 

  • First Grand Slam tournament since the 2004 French Open not to feature either Djokovic, Federer, or Nadal in the semifinals;
  • First tournament since the 2003 Wimbledon Championships in which none of the quarter-finalists had previously won a Grand Slam tournament; and
  • First Grand Slam Men’s Singles tournament not to have been won by Djokovic, Federer, or Nadal since Stan Wawrinka defeated Djokovic in the 2016 US Open final.

With the ejection of Djokovic from the tournament in his fourth-round disqualifications, there became a guaranteed first-time Grand Slam champion since Marin Čilić won the 2014 US Open.

2020 US Open Women’s Singles Result

Japan Naomi Osaka defeated Belarus Victoria Azarenka (1-6, 6-3, 6-3)

Naomi Osaka secured her second US Open title and third Grand Slam Finals success with win over  Victoria Azarenka in three sets.

The US Open 2020 Women’s Singles Finals were the: 

  • First in Grand Slam history that three mothers reached the quarter-finals (Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, and Tsvetana Pironkova all winning their fourth round matches).

US Open Grand Slam Championships are the only ones that have tiebreakers for every set of a match, brought in in 1970.

The inaugural tournament of the Open Era ran at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills in 1968. A few years later in 1973 the US Open made history being the first of the Grand Slam tournaments to award male and female players equal prize money. John Newcombe band Margaret Court were the respective Men’s and Single’s US Open winners that year taking out $25,000 in prize money each.

Both the Men’s Singles US Open winners and Women’s Singles US Open winners are awarded full-size replica trophies engraved with their names.

Major US Open Titles & Current Champions

  • Men’s Singles: Austria Dominic Thiem (2020)
  • Men’s Doubles: Croatia Mate Pavić / Brazil Bruno Soares (220)
  • Women’s Singles: Japan Naomi Osaka (2020)
  • Women’s Doubles: Germany Laura Siegemund / Russia Vera Zvonareva (2020)
  • Mixed Doubles: Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Jamie Murray (2019) – No mixed doubles played in 2020

US Open Open Odds & Betting

US Open Grand Slam odds

The Sports USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is host to the US Open Grand Slam Tennis. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

US Open betting is the last chance punters for tennis fans to back of a winner of a Grand Slam, so the markets are always highly-competitive. Because US Open matches go into tie-breakers, there are plenty of nail-biting moments across the fortnight of play and the US Open odds for head-to-head betting can be tight as well. There has never been a fifth set tie-break since it was instituted in 1975 however, so tipping this result can be dangerous for punters!

Along with outright US Open Winners odds per match there are a host of other tennis betting markets open every year. Fans can predict and put money on exact set results, correct scores for the first set, whether there will be a tie-break in the first set, which player will win the first set, whether there will be odds/even total games for the match and who will break the first serve.

The 2020 US Open runs from late August and all-in betting markets on the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles are open now!

Past US Open Winners

US Open history dates right back to 1881 with the U.S. National Championships, also known as the Amateur Era, followed by the US Open Era from 1968 onwards. The world’s biggest tennis champions have their names etched on the US Open Winners list.

Men’s US Open Singles Champions

While three players during the Amateur Era won seven Men’s Singles titles (see records) in the Open Era the record is five championships held by American Jimmy Conners, fellow Yankee Pete Sampras and Swiss champ Roger Federer. Federer won all five of his US Open Men’s Singles titles on the trot giving him the record of most consecutive wins (since 1968) between 2004-2008.

US players hold the All-Time US Open Men’s Singles record of 85 victories followed by Australia (18). The last Aussie to win the title was Lleyton Hewitt (2011). Before him Pat Rafter went back-to-back in 1997-98.

The US Open Men’s Singles Past Winners dating back to 2000 are listed below.

Year Country Champion Country Runner-Up Score
2000 RUS Marat Safin USA Pete Sampras 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
2001 AUS Lleyton Hewitt USA Pete Sampras 7–6(7–4), 6–1, 6–1
2002 USA Pete Sampras USA Andre Agassi 6–3, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
2003 USA Andy Roddick ESP Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–3
2004 SUI Roger Federer AUS Lleyton Hewitt 6–0, 7–6(7–3), 6–0
2005 SUI Roger Federer USA Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1
2006 SUI Roger Federer USA Andy Roddick 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
2007 SUI Roger Federer SRB Novak Djokovic 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2008 SUI Roger Federer GBR Andy Murray 6–2, 7–5, 6–2
2009 ARG Juan Martín del Potro SUI Roger Federer 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
2010 ESP Rafael Nadal SRB Novak Djokovic 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
2011 SRB Novak Djokovic ESP Rafael Nadal 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
2012 GBR Andy Murray SRB Novak Djokovic 7–6(12–10), 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2
2013 ESP Rafael Nadal SRB Novak Djokovic 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
2014 CRO Marin Čilić JPN Kei Nishikori 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
2015 SRB Novak Djokovic SUI Roger Federer 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
2016 SUI Stan Wawrinka SRB Novak Djokovic 6–7(1-7), 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
2017 ESP Rafael Nadal RSA Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
2018 SRB Novak Djokovic ARG Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6, 6-3
2019 ESP Rafael Nadal RUS Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4
2020 AUT Dominic Thiem GER Alexander Zverev 2–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)

Women’s US Open Singles Champions

During the Amateur era Molla Bjurstedt Mallory won eight Women’s Singles titles, but the record for most titles in this division during the US Open Era (from 1968) belongs to American Chris Evert (6) and Serena Williams (6), half of the powerhouse Williams’ Sisters empire. Four of Evert’s US Open Women’s Singles title victories were achieved consecutively giving her the record for most wins on the trot (1975-1978).

As with the Men’s Singles, the local players from the USA boast the most Women’s Singles victories both since the US Open (25) and of All-Time (92). Australia is the next best coming in a distance second with six All-Time titles, the latest by Samantha Stosur (2011).

The US Open Women’s Singles Past Winners dating back to 2000 are listed below.

Year Country Champion Country Runner-Up Score
2000 USA Venus Williams USA Lindsay Davenport 6–4, 7–5
2001 USA Venus Williams (2) USA Serena Williams 6–2, 6–4
2002 USA Serena Williams (2) USA Venus Williams 6–4, 6–3
2003 BEL Justine Henin BEL Kim Clijsters 7–5, 6–1
2004 RUS Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS Elena Dementieva 6–3, 7–5
2005 BEL Kim Clijsters FRA Mary Pierce 6–3, 6–1
2006 RUS Maria Sharapova BEL Justine Henin 6–4, 6–4
2007 BEL Justine Henin (2) RUS Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–1, 6–3
2008 USA Serena Williams (3) SRB Jelena Janković 6–4, 7–5
2009 BEL Kim Clijsters (2) DEN Caroline Wozniacki 7–5, 6–3
2010 BEL Kim Clijsters (3) RUS Vera Zvonareva 6–2, 6–1
2011 AUS Samantha Stosur USA Serena Williams 6–2, 6–3
2012 USA Serena Williams (4) BLR Victoria Azarenka 6–2, 2–6, 7–5
2013 USA Serena Williams (5) BLR Victoria Azarenka 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–1
2014 USA Serena Williams (6) DEN Caroline Wozniacki 6–3, 6–3
2015 ITA Flavia Pennetta ITA Roberta Vinci 7–6(7–4), 6–2
2016 GER Angelique Kerber CZE Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4–6, 6-4
2017 USA Sloane Stephens USA Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0
2018 JPN Naomi Osaka USA Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4
2019 CAN Bianca Andreescu USA Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5
2020 JPN Naomi Osaka BLR Victoria Azarenka 1–6, 6–3, 6–3

US Open Records

The US Open record books feature some incredible feats achieved by superstars of both the inaugural competition and the modern game. As the second oldest of the tennis Grand Slam tournaments, players have been making history since 1881 and as of 2017 there will have been 137 editions. The Men’s Singles US Open record for most titles is shared by Richard Sears (7) who retired in 1888, fellow American Bill Larned (7) who turned pro in 1890 and Bill Tilden (7) who died aged 60 in 1953. In the US Open Women’s Singles division Molla Bjurstedt Mallory holds the record of eight title wins between 1915 and 1926.

Men’s US Open Records

  • Most Singles Titles: Richard Sears (7), Bill Larned (7), Bill Tilden (7)
  • Most Doubles Titles: Richard Sears (6), Holcombe Ward (6)

Women’s US Open Records

  • Most Singles Titles: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (8)
  • Most Doubles Titles: Margaret Osborne DuPont (13)

Mixed Doubles US Open Records

  • Most Titles (male): Bill Tilden (4), Bill Talbert (4), Bob Bryan (4)
  • Most Titles (female): Margaret Osborne DuPont (8), Margaret Court (8)

Open Era Singles Records

  • Most Titles (male): Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer (all on 5)
  • Most Titles (female): Chris Evert and Serena Williams (6)
  • Youngest Winner (male): Pete Sampras (19 years 1 month)
  • Youngest Winner (female): Tracy Austin (16 years 8 months)