US Open - Event Info, Betting Odds, History and Winners

Tournament Details:

Date: 2024.08.26 - 2024.09.8
Location: United States of America
Sport: Tennis
Surface: Hard court
Total Prize Money: $57.5 million

One of the most prestigious sporting competitions in the United States of America is the glorious US Open, which has continued to be the center stage of world tennis since the summer of 1881.

The US Open is a hard court tournament and is one of the most prestigious tennis events.  In photo:  Raphael Nadal.What is the US Open?

The US Open is the annual hardcourt tennis tournament that is one of the four glorious grand slams of the tennis world. It is the last of the four tennis grand slams in the year and starts towards the end of August. The tournament continues for the next couple of weeks as the best tennis stars from the world come to New York to compete for the last grand slam of the year.


The men's singles champion of the US Open Tennis tournament is awarded the iconic "US Open Men's Trophy" illustrated bellow.

Illustration of US Open tennis tournament mens trophy.

2023 Winner:

Novak Djokovic is the current Men's Singles champion. He defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final in 3 sets. This was his fourth US Open win and his 24th grand slam win.

2023 Betting Odds:

Novak Djokovic was the slight favourite to win the 2023 US Open. Carlos Alcaraz was a close second. Here is what the odds looked like shortly before the tournament started.

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: August 21st, 2023 8:29 9pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

Novak Djokovic +120
Carlos Alcaraz +150
Daniil Medvedev +700
Jannik Sinner +1100
Alexander Zverev +2200
Holger Rune +2500

History, Location, and Formats:

In the August of 1881, the men's tournament had first started on the grass courts in Newport, Rhode Island. Back then, only seven competitors had participated in the event who were all worthy members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association. The first women's event was played in 1887 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia. Between 1881 and 1974, the tournament was played on hard courts. Later it switched to clay courts before embracing the hardcourts in 1978. Since then, the tournament has been played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

The currently adopted colors are the US Open Blue for the court while the US Open Green for the surrounding area.

The tournament involves five championships that include singles and doubles events for both Men and Women, as well as the mixed doubles titles.

Past Champions and Most Titles:

Since US Open is the last of the four annual grand slam titles, it attracts eyeballs worldwide as the Big 3 have continued their race for the titles during the past decade and a half.

Among men, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Jimmy Connors share the record for most titles in the history of the US Open. All three have won five titles in the Open era. Interestingly, Roger Federer did not win a single title in the last decade. All five of his titles were consecutive titles, as he remained unbeaten between 2004 and 2008 during the US Open matches. He was indomitable during that era as he won five consecutive titles before losing in the final of the 2009 US Open title.

Moreover, Rafael Nadal is not that far behind as he has won the title four times. The third one of the Big 3, Novak Djokovic, has won four titles.

Among women's singles events, Chris Evert and Serena Williams have both won 6 titles in the open era.

Prize Money:

The total prize money in the US Open amounts to a mammoth 57.5 million US Dollars. The winners of the Men's and Women's singles titles receive a total of 2.5 million US Dollars. In the doubles category, winners receive 660,000 US Dollars.


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