US Open Betting

US Open betting is underway for another year and 2022 could signify the end of an era in the sport. No Novak Djokovic due to Covid-19 vaccine reasons. One last roll of the dice for Serena Williams. Tennis betting fans are about to lose two of their most reliable punts.

But that doesn’t mean there’s no value in US Open tennis betting this summer. The likes of Daniil Medvedev and Iga Swiateck are primed to take this tournament by storm. Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka and defending women’s singles champion Emma Radunacu will also turn heads at Flushing Meadows.

But who will emerge victorious, and which players are currently dominating the US Open tennis odds? Our guide aims to give you an oversight of how to bet on tennis, where to best place your wagers, and who could provide some shock results in 2022.

Tennis US Open odds

The US Open is the fourth grand slam of the season, and by this point players are nursing injuries, have patched up muscle strains, and are grappling with how to cope with the fast-paced hard courts.

The likes of Djokovic, Andy Murray and both Williams sisters have thrived on the New York courts down the years thanks to their resilience and baseline power. And the odds on US Open tennis have reflected this dominance – until now.

Djokovic is absent, Murray is arguably past it, and Serena is unlikely to win her final grand slam event. Instead, the odds are focused on the next generation of stars now pushing into the sport.

If you’re new to tennis betting, the big thing to know about the odds is the smaller they are, the greater the chance of a win. In the case of the US Open, Iga Swiateck is the 3.10 favourite to win the US Open women’s singles. A £10 wager would therefore return £31 (of which £21 is profit).

You can see the latest US Open odds in our sportsbook today!

US Open men’s singles betting

When it comes to betting on US Open men’s singles, most punters stick to the power players. This tournament isn’t like the French Open, where baseline durability is key, or Wimbledon, where technical skill trumps all.

In the US Open men’s game, it’s all about power and precision. Big servers thrive at Flushing Meadows, and net players can be ripped apart. It’s no wonder the likes of Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev have all thrived in New York in recent years.

In fact, one of the best US Open tennis betting tips is to back the big hitters to cruise through the early rounds. Temperatures can be fierce in New York at this time of year, so the fittest, strongest and most consistent men usually have the edge.

Don’t be surprised if the likes of Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal all make it into the second week.

US Open women’s singles betting

Tennis betting on the US Open women’s singles is far more intricate than the men’s side. The years of Serena’s domination are behind us, and in her place has filled a string of players. Some, like Radunacu, have won surprise one-off slams at Flushing Meadows. Others, like Osaka, are keen to build a dynasty akin to Williams.

It is a testament to the competition of the women's game that the two players who reached the Wimbledon final for the first time this year - Ons Jabeur and Elena Rybakina – are among the favourites now in New York.

In fact, Simon Halep is the sole 'veteran' name among the frontrunners of the crown. And she's still only 30. Swiateck leads the tennis betting odds right now, but even the top seed is susceptible to a first-round exit.

For punters, then, value is most likely found in the underdog here. Backing high-priced players in the outright markets to progress into the second week is a viable option here. After all, just one player inside the WTA’s top 15 reached the Wimbledon quarters just two months ago.

US Open doubles betting

Double tennis doesn’t get nearly as much attention as singles during grand slams – but it’s actually the perfect format for tennis betting fans to reap profits. There are usually two core bets placed in men’s, women’s and mixed doubles.

The first is backing secure partnerships that regularly reach finals. In recent years the men's side has seen French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, and Germany's Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz, impress in the slams. On the women's side, Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic have won five slams together to date, as have Czech duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

Then there's the decision to back new pairings where one half is a stand-out singles star. Nick Kyrgios winning the 2022 Australian Open men's doubles alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis is a perfect example of this.

Whichever avenue you choose, remember that when it comes to betting on US Open tennis doubles, there are generally fewer shocks than in the singles. Top seeds justify their seeding, and teamwork usually wins over individual talent.

Best US Open bets

The Leo Vegas sportsbook is packed full of great US Open betting options – and for most players the natural tendency is to gravitate towards the match result odds. Here are some of the best bet types available at the US Open… and some tips too!

**Match Odds **– Bet on the result of any match at the US Open. Many punters like to back the big hitters to saunter through the early rounds

Set Betting – Wager on the number of sets a match will feature. This is great if you think the two sides are equally matched, and a five-setter is imminent

Tiebreaks – You can bet on the number of tiebreaks in any US Open match. A smart punt if you’ve got two big servers dominating the court

Total Games – Wagering on the total number of games in the women’s singles is usually a smart option, as the limit to three sets means the variable is very narrow

Handicapping – Maximise your profit chances by handicapping big favourites to widen their odds

US Open 2022 Betting Tips

As for this season’s US Open tennis, here are some bet tips you may wish to consider…

Nail your early accumulators – The US Open men’s singles draw usually provides a large disparity between the favourites and the also-rans. So much so that the top seeds can be relied upon to waltz through the early rounds. As these top seeds have low odds, many punters lump four or five of them together in one big accumulator. This raises the overall odds and therefore potential profit margin.

Bet on men’s four set matches – The smart bet when it comes to US Open betting is to find the middle ground when it comes to set betting. And this usually falls around the four-set mark. Most favourites seek to cruise through in three sets, but wagering on a match going to a fourth protects you against a mid-set blip.

Top seeds don’t always win – In the women’s singles draw, don’t bank on the top seeds to win the US Open. Just twice since 2015 has anyone in the top 15 of the WTA won the US Open. Indeed, the fact unfancied Flavia Pennetta, Bianca Andreescu and Emma Raducanu all came from relative obscurity to win the title is testament to the strength in depth of the women’s game.

Serena Williams US Open betting specials

Serena Williams will play her final US Open in 2022 before retirement. And naturally there are plenty of punters seeking to bet on Serena Williams this summer. Leo Vegas will be drawing up a number of Serena betting specials closer to the tournament, but for now she is priced at 25.00 to win a 24th grand slam.

Can Serena win the US Open? Perhaps. She reached the final in 2018 and 2019, and made the semis in 2020. At 40 she isn’t quite done yet, and her summer is geared up to challenge for the title.

Bet-wise, punters will be able to wager on every Serena Williams match at the US Open via the Leo Vegas sportsbook. Williams may not even be the favourite to get through her early rounds, which could provide an opportunity to win big, backing her at great odds.

When is 2022 US Open tennis?

The 2022 US Open tennis begins on Monday 29 August, and ends on Sunday 11 September. The US Open women’s singles final takes place on the second Saturday, while the men’s final is scheduled for the last day of the tournament.

How to bet on US Open tennis

You can bet on US Open tennis throughout the tournament right here with Leo Vegas! Our tennis betting pages boast a wealth of odds, special bets and outright markets that cover every aspect of the tournament.

Place bets on everything from match winners and set betting, to player progress and who will land the most aces. What’s more, Leo Vegas players can bet in play on every US Open match this summer, and harness the power of our live odds and stats to make even smarter wagers!

To bet on tennis, simply log into your Leo Vegas profile or sign up for an account today! Once you’re signed in, head over to our US Open betting page, and find the odds that are right for you. Click on the odds to open your bet slip, enter your stake, check the risk and potential profits and, if you’re happy, hit Place Bet to complete the process!

US Open Betting FAQs

Want to find out more about betting on the US Open tennis? Check out these answers to the frequently asked questions we receive from punters…

Is Serena Williams playing at the US Open? Yes. Serena Williams is playing at the US Open. Her odds to win the US Open are currently 25.00. It will be her last grand slam before retirement.

Q. Can I bet on US Open tennis?

Yes. You can bet on US Open tennis before and throughout the tournament with Leo Vegas! Bet on individual players, matches and tournament-wide markets, trigger special offers, bet in-play and cash out – all at Leo Vegas.

Q. Where is Djokovic at the US Open?

Novak Djokvoic will not be playing at the 2022 US Open due to rules around Covid-19 vaccinations.

Q. Is Federer in the US Open?

It remains unclear whether or not Roger Federer will play at the 2022 US Open.