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The US Open, the final Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2020 starts August 31 until September 13, and marks the 140th edition of the tennis tournament. This year, players will compete at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, in New York City, NY. We’ve got odds for the favorites to win the US Open and the French Open, both slated for 2020.

Fun Fact: The US Open is the only Grand Slam tournament to be played every year since its inception—Even in 2020 during a pandemic.

Did you know that even though the US Open has been played every year since its inception, 2020 will be the first year without an audience? It sure is—Governor Andrew Cuomo approved the tennis tournament, which will consist of men’s and women’s singles and doubles draws, with double draws cut in half to 32 pairs instead of the usual 64.

After Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time in 75 years, it was uncertain if the final Grand Slam event, the US Open would take place—Luckily, it’s happening, sans fans.

2020 Grand Slam and COVID-19

What does the 2020 US Open look like in a pandemic? After a player (whose name hasn’t been released by the USTA) was asymptomatic but tested positive for Covid-19, the USTA released a statement which mentioned they’re working with medical advisors and an infectious disease specialist.

One other player, Rafael Nadal from Spain and winner of the men’s singles title in 2019, is choosing not to compete in the 2020 Open.

On Twitter, Nadal said, “After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it.”

The main precaution they’re taking at the US Open, of course, is the lack of audience. Some players are liking the different environment—“When you’re walking to and from practice — you have to get somewhere for a certain time — it’s nice. You know that there’s no one around, that you’re not going to get stopped,” says tennis-pro and 3-time Grand Slam Title winner Andy Murray, but he’s noticed a lack of energy, too. “Now it’s tennis players and their teams walking around with masks on. It’s just all very different and a little bit sad.”


andy murray at 2020 nyc us open

Andy Murray during his Men’s Singles first-round match against Yoshihito Nishioka.

Typically, around 30,000 fans head to the Billie Jean King Center during the US Open to watch matches, shop and talk tennis. Like we mentioned earlier, the US Open is usually the final Grand Slam tournament—When it comes to the other Grand Slam tournaments, the order is a bit mixed-up this year.

The French Open will be held just after the US Open, on September 20, while the Australian Open was lucky enough to be slated before the full-fledged pandemic hit, taking place in January-February 2020. Wimbledon was cancelled in early April, and as of September 2020 will not be rescheduled by 2021. This is the first time Wimbledon’s been cancelled since World War II.

Broadcast: Where to watch, when to watch the US Open

You can watch the US Open on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+, the Tennis Channel, fuboTV or Prime Video—Events happen until September 13, click here for when you can catch US Open tennis matches, on your favorite channel, in your region. (all air times in ET). 

2020 US Open Odds

Who are the favorites to win the US Open? Who are the favorites to take the other big Grand Slam event, the French Open? Check out the 2020 US Open Futures and French Open odds below, via our friends at BetOnline.

Naomi Osaka is the favorite this year (especially after her stunning win against Serena Williams in 2018), while seed no. 28 Jennifer Brady won over Anna Blinkova in the first round. However, if Williams wins, she’ll set a record for most singles victories in US Open History.

When it comes to men, Novak Djokovic is a clear front-runner (especially after Nadul’s exit from this year’s tournament) with 17 Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Finals titles and 35 ATP Tour Masters Titles. This makes him the player with the third highest number of Grand Slam titles, and tied with Roger Federer for the most hardcourt titles.

2020 US Open – Odds to Win Women’s US Open Quarter 1
Player Odds
Karolina Pliskova +250
Jennifer Brady +500
Angelique Kerber +600
Petra Martic +750
Marketa Vondrousova +800
Alison Riske +1400
Caroline Garcia +1400
Yulia Putintseva +1400
Aliaksandra Sasnovich +1600
Varvara Gracheva +1800
Vera Lapko +2000
Ann Li +2500
Catherine Bellis +2500
Kristina Mladenovic +2500
Anna-Lena Friedsam +4000
Kateryna Bondarenko +4000
US OpenOdds to Win Women’s US Open Quarter 2
Player Odds
Naomi Osaka +185
Petra Kvitova +325
Elena Rybakina +500
Anett Kontaveit +550
Dayana Yastremska +1200
Jessica Pegula +1800
Marta Kostyuk +1800
Anastasija Sevastova +2000
Camila Giorgi +3300
Danka Kovinic +3300
Shelby Rogers +3300
Kirsten Flipkens +4000
Magda Linette +4000
Madison Brengle +6600
Kaja Juvan +10000
Kateryna Kozlova +10000
US Open – Odds to Win Men’s US Open Quarter 1
Player Odds
Novak Djokovic +250
David Goffin +500
Denis Shapovalov +600
Pablo Carreno-Busta +750
Jan-Lennard Struff +800
Filip Krajinovic +1400
Taylor Fritz +1400
Kyle Edmund +1400
Gilles Simon +1600
Ricardas Berankis +1800
Lloyd Harris +2000
Marcos Giron +2500
Kwon Soon-woo +2500
Michael Mmoh +2500
Mitchell Krueger +4000
Steve Johnson +4000
US Open – Odds to Win Men’s US Open Quarter 2
Player Odds
Stefanos Tsitsipas +100
Alexander Zverev +200
Hubert Hurkacz +800
Borna Coric +850
Christian Garin +1800
Adrian Mannarino +2000
Jordan Thompson +2000
Cameron Norrie +4000
Jack Sock +4000
Egor Gerasimov +5000
Juan Ignacio Londero +6600
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina +10000
Federico Coria +10000
Brandon Nakashima +15000
Maxime Cressy +15000
Mikhail Kukushkin +15000

2020 French Open Odds

French Open – WTA
Player Odds
Simona Halep +450
Ashleigh Barty +800
Serena Williams +800
Garbine Muguruza +1000
Kiki Bertens +1000
Bianca Andreescu +1200
Cori Gauff +1400
Naomi Osaka +1400
Angelique Kerber +1600
Elina Svitolina +1600
Amanda Anisimova +2000
Elena Rybakina +2000
Elise Mertens +2000
Johanna Konta +2000
Karolina Pliskova +2000
Madison Keys +2000
Petra Kvitova +2000
Belinda Bencic +2200
Aryna Sabalenka +2500
Iga Swiatek +2500
Jelena Ostapenko +2500
Maria Sakkari +2500
Sloane Stephens +2500
Sofia Kenin +2500
Marketa Vondrousova +2800
Anastasija Sevastova +3300
Dayana Yastremska +3300
Jil Belen Teichmann +3300
Kaja Juvan +3300
Victoria Azarenka +3300
Anett Kontaveit +4000
Caroline Garcia +4000
Daria Kasatkina +4000
Katerina Siniakova +4000
Petra Martic +4000
Donna Vekic +5000
Qiang Wang +6600
Svetlana Kuznetsova +6600
Ons Jabeur +8000
Venus Williams +8000

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