In view of COVID-19, the grand tradition of Wimbledon was lost for 2020. Tennis action has been on hold with the other major sports. It has been a frustrating experience for tennis betting fans. If ever there was a sport that naturally social distances it is tennis. However, help is on the way. Play will resume in earnest the first weekend of August for both the men’s and women’s sides. Best of all the US Open and French Open will not be lost. Correlate these two Grand Slam events will give tennis a much-needed boost.
First, the women will return on August 3 at the Silicon Valley Classic. San Jose State University in San, Jose, California will host the event. Zheng Saisai was the winner of this event in 2019.
In the same way on August 3 the Washington Open will mark the return of the men’s side of things. The William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Washington, DC will host.
Most important of all are the two Grand Slam events that remain for 2020. The US Open and the French Open will draw considerable attention and wagering handle. Compared to other events every top player in the world will make these two tournaments. Now let’s examine a quick overview of Grand Slam tennis action coming our way!
2020 US Open Betting Information
- When: August 31 through September 7, 2020
- Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York City, New York
- 2020 US Open TV Coverage: ESPN
- 2020 US Open CashBet Odds: Click Here
Although Rafael Nadal is known for his dominance at the French Open, he has posted
sports betting wins in two of the last three US Opens. Nadal was champion in 2019, 2017 as well as 2010. In 2018 Novak Djokovic was the winner of the US Open. Also, Djokovic took the title in 20015 and 2011. Stan Wawrinka won in 2016 with Marin Cilic taking the 2014 championship.
An account of her six US Open championships is Serena Williams a popular betting favorite for the US Open. Williams’s public wagering popularity is a great example of branding. She has not won this event since 2014. Further, she has been defeated in the final the past two years. Bianca Andreescu beat Williams 6-3, 7-5 last year. While in 2018 Naomi Osaka dominated Williams 6-2, 6-4 in a shocker.
2020 French Open Betting Information
- When: September 28 through October 5, 2020
- Where: Roland Garros Stadium, Paris, France
- 2020 French Open TV Coverage: TBD
- 2020 French Open CashBet Odds: Click Here
Originally scheduled for May 24 through June 7 the French Open has been salvaged. Best known for its clay surface Roland Garros is a bucket list destination for sports fans. Of course, Rafael Nadal is best known for his tennis betting dominance at Roland Garros. Nadal has won this event a staggering 12 times including three in a row. Thus, his moniker of being “The King of Clay.”
By contrast the women’s side there has seen considerably more parity. Since 2014 there have been six consecutive different individual champions. The last repeat champion on the women’s side was Justine Hennin from 2005 through 2007.
The Williams Factor
Serena Williams has won a total of 23 career Grand Slam singles championships for her career. Additionally, she has a total of 73 overall titles. Williams is the ultimate tennis brand for both men and women. Nobody can match her marquee presence and marketing acumen. She is one of the most sought-after athletes by advertisers in sports history. As a result, she commands high prices on the board compared to other players. Gamblers are still willing to pay full retail for her. Especially in a Grand Slam event.
Of great concern is that Williams’s last Grand Slam win was in 2017 at the Australian Open. At the age of 38 it’s completely understandable that her best days are over. By reason of her brand gamblers don’t seem to care.
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