Tennis US Open 2022 Guide: When Is It, Where to Watch and What Bets to Place

Last year the US Open threw up a major sports betting surprise as teenager Emma Raducanu triumphed to become the first British female winner of a grand slam event since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon back in 1977. 

The 19-year-old will return to defend her crown at Flushing Meadows, as will men’s winner Daniil Medvedev, who overcame Novak Djokovic in the 2021 final, much to the surprise of sports betting punters

The US Open is one of the biggest tournaments on the tennis calendar and is an event that sells out quickly and is watched by a television audience of tens of millions, and is an eagerly anticipated event worldwide.

When Is the US Open?

The tournament starts on Monday the 29th of August and ends on Sunday the 11th of September.

The draw for the US Open takes place on Thursday, 25th August, and many will hope that Serbian legend Novak Djokovic will be involved, but a lot will depend on possible relaxations on guidelines by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), and it’s unclear right now if the former world number one will be among those fighting it out at Flushing Meadows.

Medvedev, who beat Djokovic in 2021, hopes to see his opponent in action, stating;

“I cannot do anything. It is the government who sets the rules, so I do not know if it can actually change or not.”

“If you ask me if I would be the decision-maker, sure, I want Novak to play. I like it when the tournament [has] the best players in the world.”

Rafael Nadal might make a return from an extended period out, but Roger Federer isn’t likely to compete while Alexander Zverev looks likely to miss out. 

On the plus side, Serena Williams will be in action in what will be her final tournament, and this has led to a massive upturn in ticket sales, such is the status of the 23-time Grand Slam winner.

The 40-year-old icon is a much-loved participant at the US Open, having won the tournament on no less than six occasions. The last of her wins came back in 2014, but she has reached the final twice since then.

British favourite Andy Murray will also be in action though he is unlikely to be seeded, meaning he may start with a match against one of the big guns, and he has some long-standing injury and stamina issues to overcome if he wants to go on a good run in New York;

“It’s a big concern for me that and something that I need to address and find a solution for,” 

“No one knows exactly why cramps happen. There are many reasons, whether it’s hydration, whether it’s the food that you have taken in, whether it’s fatigue and lack of conditioning, stress.”

“I need to try and understand what’s going on there.”

The 35-year-old has fallen down to number 47 in the world rankings but returns to the US Open as a player who won the tournament in 2012 as well as reached the final in 2008. It would, however, take a brave individual to back the Scot to make a significant impact. 

One Brit that will certainly be attracting the attention will be reigning champion Emily Raducanu, who has impressed at the Cincinnati warm-up, the Western & Southern Open, by beating Serena Williams before losing in the third round to Jessica Pegula.

Could lightning strike twice?

Where Can I watch the US Open in the UK?

If you wish to watch the US Open in the UK, we’d suggest you sign up with Amazon Prime, and this will give you live stream access for the entire tournament. 

Best Bets

Nick Kyrgios 8/1

The bad boy of tennis got to the Wimbledon final and is capable of making a decent fist of it at the US Open, and if he keeps his cool, he may be able to clinch his first-ever Grand Slam singles title.

Emma Raducanu 20/1

Her first title success came out of nowhere, and as an outside bet, and one that will interest UK bettors, this is one that could pay off.