“US Open Tennis 2022: When do Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu play, what’s the prize money, who are the favourites, and how to watch on TV?”
US Open Tennis 2022: Most of the world’s best tennis players are in New York for the fourth and final grand slam tournament of the year.
First competed for in 1881, the US Open Tennis Championships is held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, and this year runs from August 29 until September 11.
Played on hardcourts, the tournament consists of the headlining men’s and women’s singles competitions, alongside men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles events.
Who are the favourites to win the US Open Tennis?
In the absence of Novak Djokovic, world number one and defending champion Daniil Medvedev is a firm favourite with the bookies for the men’s competition at odds of 23/10.
Second favourite is Rafael Nadal at 4/1, followed by Carlos Alcaraz at 5/1, Nick Kyrgios at 11/1 and Stefanos Tsitsipas at 12/1.
Andy Murray is a distant 200/1 to add another US Open trophy to his cabinet.
In the women’s tournament Iga Swiatek is favourite at 7/2, followed by Simona Halep at 7/1, Caroline Garcia at 12/1, Cori Gauff at 14/1 and Aryna Sabalenka at 16/1.
Britain’s Emma Raducanu is priced at 25/1 to defend the title she won in 2021.
What’s the prize money? Of US Open Tennis 2022
Both men’s and women’s singles champions will take home checks for $2,600,000, with the losing finalist collecting $1,300,000, semi-finalists $705,000, and quarter-finalist $445,000.
Just qualifying for the first round means a guaranteed payday of $80,000.
In the doubles competitions, the winners get $688,000, the losing finalists $344,000, the semi-finalists $172,000, and the quarter-finalists $97,500.
When does Andy Murray play?
Andy Murray will play his tough first round match against Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo at 4pm UK time on the opening day of the tournament – Monday, August 29.
When does Emma Raducanu play?
Defending champion Emma Raducanu, the British player who shocked the world to win the title last year, will be taking on French player Alize Cornet in the opening round.
They will play during the second day of the tournament, on Tuesday, August 30, with play expected to start some time after 11pm British time.
How can I watch the US Open tennis on television?
In the UK the US Open is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video via the website or the Prime Video app on mobile, tablet or smart TV.
Subscription to the Prime service costs from £7.99 a month.
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