The 2020 US Open betting action kicks off later this month. This event will mark the first tennis betting event since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic in March. Below we’ll be covering the latest updates for the 2020 US Open as well as the sportsbook odds.
2020 US Open | August 31 – September 13
When: Play starts @ 11:00 am & 7:00 pm EST each day
Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York City, New York
Stream: ESPN+, USOpen
This year’s rendition will mark the 140th version of the US Open. It will be held in the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park of Queens. Longtime tennis betting fans will look forward to the 17 DecoTurf hard courts the tournament will be played on.
This event is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was scheduled to be part of the 2020 ATP Tour as well as the 2020 WTA Tour. However, the pandemic quickly derailed those plans. Under the behest of the New York state government, no qualifying matches, mixed doubles, junior or wheelchair matches will be allowed.
This time around, the tourney will only be made up of the men’s and women’s singles and double draws. Additionally, both doubles draws will be cut to 32 instead of the usual 64. However, single players will stick with the standard 128 format for each category.
The three main show courts will be the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the Louis Armstrong Stadium, and Grandstand.
2020 US Open Updates
The biggest headlines surrounding the 2020 US Open involve Rafael Nadal’s public critique of the event. Nadal didn’t pull any punches when he stated that the schedule is ‘barbaric’.
“We know that the reduced tennis calendar is barbaric this year after 4 months stopped with no play, I understand and thank [sic] for the efforts they are putting in to make it happen. We have just seen the announcement of Madrid not being played this year.”.
The four-time US Open winner was set to enter as this year’s defending champion. Now that he’s announced his absence, there will be no reigning champ.
“After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open,” Nadal began his Twitter tirade with. “The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it.”
All in all, Nadal’s decision isn’t unexpected. After all, we’ve seen a myriad of other athletes opt-out of their respective tournaments or seasons.
“This is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I rather not travel.”
Early on the Spanish tennis player had alluded that he didn’t feel safe with the current state of things. However, he’s now confirmed that he will not partake in the 2020 US Open’s betting action.
“All my respects to the USTA, the US Open organizers and the ATP for trying to put the event together for the players and fans around the world through TV”.
Below we will be covering players who had originally qualified for the tournament but withdrew for one reason or another.
Swiss Roger Federer | Substituted by American Marc Polmans
Italian Fabio Fognini | Substituted by Italian Paolo Lorenzi
French Pierre Hugues Herbert | Substituted by American Bradley Klahn
Chilean Nicolas Jarry | Substituted by Indian Sumit Nagal
Australian Nick Kyrgios | Substituted by South African Kevin Anderson
French Gael Monfils | Substituted by Chinese Jason Jung
Spanish Rafael Nadal | Substituted by Australian Leonardo Mayer
French Lucas Pouille | Substituted by Germain Peter Gojowczyk
French Jo Wilfried Tsonga | Substituted by Croatian Ivo Karlovic
Swiss Stan Wawrinka | Substituted by Slovakian Jozef Kovalik
Australian Ashleigh Barty |Substituted by Russian Liudmila Samsonova
Romanian Ana Bogdan | Substituted by Polish Katarzyna Kawa
German Julia Görges |Substituted by Slovenian Kaja Juvan
Chinese Peng Shuai | Substituted by Australian Lizette Cabrera
Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova |Substituted by Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Russian Anastasia Potapova | Substituted by American Catherine McNally
Australian Samantha Stosur | Substituted by Australian Astra Sharma
Wang Qiang Chinese | Substituted by Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez
Chinese Wang Yafan | Substituted by Swiss Viktorija Golubic
Zheng Saisai Chinese | Substituted by Romanian Mihaela Buzărnescu
Chinese Zhu Lin | Substituted by Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Betting Odds for 2020 US Open
The sports betting lines for the 2020 US open are scheduled to come out one-week before August 31. Make sure to stay posted in order to make the best bet possible on this year’s action.