Tennis Grand Slam Betting
The “Majors” in tennis are operated by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), and are comprised of of four events:
- The Australian Open which is played in January under the scorching sunshine.
- The French Open played from late May to early June.
- The penultimate event is Wimbledon played in late June to early July.
- The grand finale of the tennis season is US Open played August–September.
Futures betting is all about hoping to win on something bigger than one individual match and can sometimes be more satisfying, especially if you follow some of the individual players.
Examples of how you could bet include: who will win the American Open, who will win Wimbledon, how many grand slams will be won by Novak Djokovic (or any other player), and which players will be ranked number one.
US Open 2021 Betting
The final event in this year’s annual Grand Slam of Tennis is scheduled to start on Monday 30th August 2021, and runs until September 12th. The event will be will be held in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York) where it has been home for this tournament since 1978.
The event was first held as a grass event in 1881, played at Newport Casino on Rhode Island, and was eventually relocated to New York City in 1914. It was originally a mens only tournament until 1887, until first U.S. Women’s National Singles Championship was played. Doubles and mixed doubles events developed in the following 5 years.
United States Mens players have dominated the winners table since it was established, with players such as Jimmy Connors who won the US Open five times, John McEnroe 4 times and Pete Sampras winning 5 times. More recently Roger Federer (5 consecutive titles) and Rafael Nadal (4 titles) have both dominated more recently.
The Ladies American players have also dominated the winners table, with both Billie Jean King and Chris Evert winning 4 times and Serena Williams 6 times. Steffi Graff did manage to dominate for 5 years though, breaking the trend.
Unfortunately, similar to many other sports, the US Open was held without spectators in 2020 with previous years averaging between 600,000-700,0000 spectators. Winners were the Austrian player Dominic Thiem who managed to secure his first gram slam title, and Naomi Osaka from Japan secured her second US Open title. It’s fair to say fans are very excited to be seeing world-class live tennis in 2021 at the US Open, and will do all they can to see great matches up really close.
Australian Open 2022 Betting
It’s a new year and new Tennis season. The 2022 Grand Slam season kicks off down in the city of Melbourne, Australia at the SC Melbourne Park where it has been held since 1988. It starts on the 17th January, and runs for approximately 2 weeks until the 30th January. Enjoy men’s singles, women’s singles, Junior’s Championships.
Since 1905, the Australian Open has been regarded as one of the biggest sporting events in the Southern Hemisphere. “The Happy Slam”, which it has now become fondly known as, is one of the highest attended events, with 812,000 attending the 2020 event. Three of the courts have retractable roofs, helping manage any rain or extreme heat which has helped boost the number of attendees and reduce delays. It was originally played on grass courts up until 1988, and it moved to a hardcourt surface thereafter. Various brands of hard court have been used over the years, however since 2020 the games have been played on blue GreenSet which was manufactured in Barcelona. You’ll still spot iconic blue cushioned acrylic hardcourt, just by a different manufacturer. 2021 brought about further change in light of the COVID 19 Pandemic, when they introduced a live electronic line calling system using pre-recorded voices as opposed to on-site staff. This helped reduce the number of people required around the immediate edges of the courts.
Since 2004, when Roger Federer took his first title, there has been a continual 17 year battle between himself and mainly Novak Djokovic. Roger Nadal and Stan Wawrinka have had the occasional breakthrough, but it’s fair to say they have dominated winning the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup. Novak Djokovic is the current title holder.
In the Women’s category there is no real outright winner over the years apart from Serena Williams. That’s not to say there haven’t been some great winners at this event, and in 2021 the title was taken by Naomi Osaka the second time she has won at the Australian Open.
French Open 2022 Betting
The Championnat de France, in English commonly referred to as The French Championships, begins on May 22nd 2022 and runs until June 5th, at the famous Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. This second Grand Slam tournament is typically referred to as the Roland-Garros, (after the French aviator) and is the only tournament played on Clay, making it a real challenge for even the best of the best.
The venue itself has gone through significant renovation in recent years. A retractable roof has been installed over Court Philippe-Chatrier, and also the introduction of a new Court Simonne-Mathieu seating 5,000 fans. They have also introduced floodlights over many of the courts which should hopefully mean we get less disrupted tennis plus ensure all the games can continue to play well after dark.
Since 2005, the mens tournament has been hugely dominated by Rafael Nadal “king of the clay”, with only a few wins from Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic. In 2021 Novak Djokovic made history when he won the French Open becoming the first person to win all four Grand Slam Titles twice.
In the ladies tournament, since the domination of Chris Evert in the 70’s and 80’s winning a total of 7 titles, it is only Monica Seles (1990–1992) and Justine Henin (2005–2007) who hold the record for the most consecutive titles. Barbora Krejčíková is the current French Open title holder, and she also recently won an Olympic Gold medal in the ladies doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The tournament has gone through a few years distruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the tournament was postponed to late September with limited spectators, and 2021 the tournament did return back to its typical May date but again with limited players. Here’s hoping the 2022 event will return to an even bigger and better amazing atmosphere at the Stade Roland-Garros.
Wimbledon 2022 Betting
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is the home to the 3rd Grand Slam event in 2022. Commencing on the 27th June 2022, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world (commenced 1877) and is played on outdoor grass courts. Being the most historic, means many traditions are adhered to. The tennis players must play in all-white dress, and typically the royal patronage is in attendance. If the heads of the family are present then the players have to either bow or curtsy at the royal box. You’ll also find fresh strawberries and cream are abundant at the event, and the “Men’s” and “Women’s” competitions are referred to “Gentlemen’s” and “Ladies'” competitions. Slazenger supply all of the balls at the competition, and have the longest running sponsorship in sports history since 1902.
Both Centre Court and the Number 1 court have retractable roofs, meaning that the inclement UK summers have had less effect on the event in more recent years. It is these enhancements and improved grass court technology which has contributed to Wimbledon becoming a 14-day event from 2022. The Middle Sunday (formerly known as the “rest” day) will become a permanent part of the tournament schedule, enabling the event to run for an extra day. Prior to this, Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event that used to offer a “rest” day to players.
Unlike the American Open, British men’s players have struggled to win the silver gilt cup except for Fred Perry in 1936 and Andy Murray in 2013. Only one British lady won in 1977, when Virginia Wade proudly held the Rosewater Dish.
For the first time since World War II, Wimbledon was cancelled in 2020, again to COVID-19. 2021 was a much more positive year, getting up to full visitor capacity by the end of the tournament. In the men’s tournament, Andy Murray failed to make it beyond the 3rd round, disappointing many British fans. Novak Djokovic is the current champion, and the ladies champion is Ashleigh Barty.
Top 10 ATP Tennis Rankings
Tennis Futures Markets
Popular Tennis bets:
- Tournament Winner
- Stage Of Elimination
- To Reach The Final
- Name The Finalists
- Quarter Winners
- First Time Winner
- Tournament Specials
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the 2021 Grand Slam finish?
The final event in this year’s annual Grand Slam of Tennis is the American Open 2021 and is scheduled to start on Monday 30th August 2021, and runs until September 12th.
When does the 2022 Grand Slam commence?
The 2022 Grand Slam season kicks off with the Australian Open, and it starts on the 17th January 2022.
Who operates the Grand Slam tennis tournaments?
The tournaments, also referred to as the majors, is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)
What are the popular tennis bets?
Stage Of Elimination
To Reach The Final
Name The Finalists
First Time Winner
Which is the oldest Grand Slam tournament?
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, commencing in 1877
Why is it referred to as the Grand Slam?
Winning all four major championships of Australia, France, Britain (Wimbledon), and the United States all played in the same season, is refered to as the Grand Slam.