US Open Free Bets
Confusing having the same name as a golf major, the last of the four Grand Slams of the year comes around at the end of August at Flushing Meadows in New York City in the shape of the US Open.
How to claim your free US Open bet
There are so many options for a free bet over a Grand Slam that it is certainly worth taking your time to make selections and come up with a clever pick. Often popular in tennis competitions too are accumulators and it is definitely a wise choice to spend a good while compiling these multiple bet options.
Once you have come to the conclusion that you have picked the best option you possibly can then choose the bookmaker you want on the right of this screen and click on the link to head over to their website. When you are there simply follow the process to sign up with the certain bookie, this takes no time at all and is just a question of filling in some basic details.
Once this is done then you are ready to have a free bet on the US Open! Find the sportsbook and then the tennis section within that and the US Open will be prominent before your eyes. Click on the odds you most like the look of and that will transfer it into the betting slip and from there on in you can cash in your free bet. It could not be easier, the difficult thing is selecting the right bet.
What are the best US Open free bets?
The winners market is the one that attracts most attention in all the Grand Slams throughout the year and as ever in the world of tennis these days there are four men who dominate that market. These are Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have dominated the latter stages of major tournaments in recent years.
Whilst Nadal is the undisputed King of Clay and therefore the French Open and Novak Djokovic has begun to make the Australian Open his own, the US Open tends to be a much more open affair.
Federer went through a spell of winning five editions of the tournament on the spin but that era seems to have come to an end and it is a much less easily predicted competition now.
That quartet have also been upsurped in recent editions, with 14th seed Marin Cilic beating Kei Nishikori in the final in 2014. The 2016 final saw Stan Wawrinka meet Novak Djokovic in the final and Wawrinka caused somewhat of an upset as he claimed his third Grand Slam title, with all three final victories coming against Djokovic. Rafael Nadal however continued his recent renaissance in 2017 as he beat Kevin Anderson in straight sets.
There are plenty of markets beyond the simple outright winner and of course the individual matches as the bookmakers seem to get more inventive every year for your free US Open bet.
There are prices available on who will serve the fastest over the two weeks, how long the longest match will be and even how the weather will affect the tournament. There will certainly be no shortage of options for the ardent gambler over the final Grand Slam of the year.
Tell me more about the US Open
The competition dates all the way back to 1881 when Richard Sears won the first of his seven titles, but the star of the early years could only have dreamt of the riches on offer for the winner of both the men’s and women’s event.
As mentioned the tournament begins at the end of August and runs into September, the middle weekend of the tournament always being Labour Day in America. It being at this late stage of the season the competitors are always more susceptible to injury than perhaps they would be at the start of the campaign but it being a Grand Slam it is rare for the best players to miss out.
It is a hard court competition played on the surface DecoTurf at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in Queens, New York City. In the early years of the event it was a grass court competition then very briefly a clay court tournament in the 1970s before switching to hard court and remaining that way in 1978.
The first tournament – a men's only tournament – was held at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island in August of 1881. The championship event was known as U.S. National Singles Championship for men, and was attended solely by clubs that were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association, making the event a high society occasion.
The first U.S. Women's National Singles Championships were held six years after the men's tournament at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The first mixed doubles championship tournament was held in concordance with the first women's singles and doubles tournament. The first U.S. National Men's Doubles Championship was held a year later, in 1900.
In 1968, the US Open tennis tournament we currently recognize was formed from the consolidation of all five predecessor tournaments. However, the 1968 tournament was open to professionals to compete, unlike the predecessor tournaments that did not allow professional tennis players to compete.
The new US Open tennis tournament was held at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, and was played on a grass court. In 1970, the US Open was the first Grand Slam tennis tournament to implement the tie-break at the end of the match. In 1975, the US Open switched to hard clay courts. In 1978, the tournament moved to its current home in Flushing Meadows and the surface type changed again, this time to DecoTurf.
Who has previously won the US Open?
Predictably the tournament’s history is dominated with home-grown winners with only Americans winning the event from 1881 all the way up till 1926 when Frenchman Rene Lacoste lifted the men’s trophy. The foreign invasion came a little quicker in the women’s game when Mabel Cahill of Great Britain was victorious in 1891.
Since those pioneers a host of nationalities have emerged victorious from New York and although Serena Williams has kept up the success of the home nation in the women’s game there has been something of a dearth of American talent amongst the men. The last male US player to defeat all-comers at Flushing Meadows was Andy Roddick back in 2003. A new home victor came in the 2017 women's tournament however when Sloane Stephens defeated her compatriot Madison Keys in the final to claim her first ever Grand Slam success.
Whilst the current big four in the men's game have often shared out the success, Roger Federer can reflect most fondly on his incredible record in this competition after he won five successive titles between 2004 and 2008. The varied winners in the men's tournament is exemplified by the fact there has been four different winners in the past four years.
As with all the major tennis tournaments around the world the top 32 players in the world are seeded with everyone coming in at the first round stage meaning that seven wins will see you have your name etched into the trophy.
Today's Tennis Tip
Today's tennis bet is Rafael Nadal to win the French Open at 5/6 with Paddy Power.
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