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US Open: Start date, how to watch, latest odds & more

The US Open is the final Grand Slam of the year in tennis, with the hard courts at Flushing Meadows taking centre stage for two weeks of action.

The world's best players will gather in New York to try and land one of the sport's biggest prizes, but who will follow in the footsteps of Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek, the respective winners of the men's and women's singles titles in 2022?

WhatUS Open
WhereBillie Jean King NTC, Flushing Meadows, New York
WhenMonday 28th August - Sunday 10th September 2023
How to watch9Now & Stan Sport
OddsMen's - Novak Djokovic 2.10, Carlos Alcaraz 3.00, Daniil Medvedev 4.50 Women's - Iga Swiatek 3.50, Aryna Sabalenka 5.50, Elena Rybakina 7.00

When is the US Open?

The US Open is traditionally held in late summer to early autumn, with the 2023 tournament set to get under way on Monday 28th August before concluding on Sunday 10th September.

Where is the US Open held?

The US Open has been contested on the hard courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, New York since 1978.

Prior to that, the tournament was held on grass, primarily at the West Side Tennis Club between 1881 and 1974, while it remained at the venue from 1975 to 1977, although during this period it was contested on clay.

Jimmy Connors is the only individual to have won the US Open on all three surfaces, triumphing on grass in 1974 and clay two years later, before clinching his final three titles in New York on the hard courts in 1978, 1982 and 1983.

Can I watch the US Open?

Yes. Live coverage from Flushing Meadows will be available on both 9Now and Stan Sport.

How many times has the US Open taken place?

The US Open has been contested on 142 occasions, with the men's singles and doubles having been held every year since the tournament's inception in 1881.

The women's singles was first held six years later in 1887, as was the mixed doubles, while the women's doubles was the last to be established, as it was contested for the first time in 1889.

Richard Sears was the first winner of the men's singles and he would go on to triumph for seven years in a row, while the maiden female champion was Ellen Hansell.

Who has won the US open on the most occasions?

American trio Bill Tilden, William Larned and Richard Sears all won the men's singles at the US Open seven times during the amateur era.

That tally is yet to be matched during the Open era, but three men have claimed glory on five occasions during that time - Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer.

Norwegian born Molla Bjurstedt Mallory leads the way when it comes to women's singles titles, with all eight of her successes coming in the amateur era.

Chris Evert and Serena Williams are the most decorated women of the Open era, with the American duo winning six titles apiece.

Australia's last men's singles champion was Lleyton Hewitt back in 2001, while Pat Rafter claimed back-to-back titles in 1997 and 1998.

Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall have also taken the honours in the open era.

There has been more recent success for Australia in the women's singles, with Sam Stosur crowned champion in 2011 after she defeated Serena Williams 6-2 6-3.

Who are the favourites for the US Open?

Novak Djokovic heads the market in the men's singles at 2.10, with defending champion Carlos Alcaraz available at 3.00 and 2021 champion Daniil Medvedev 4.50.

Nick Kyrgios is rated a 21.00 shot despite his recent injury woes, while Alex de Minaur is available at 51.00.

In the women's draw Iga Swiatek is 3.50 to make up for missing out at Wimbledon and make it two in a row at Flushing Meadows, while SW19 champion Marketa Vondrousova is 17.00.

Ons Jabeur, who lost in both the finals of the 2022 US Open and 2023 Wimbledon, is 15.00 to finally land a Grand Slam title, with Aryna Sabalenka 5.50 and Elena Rybakina 7.00.

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