U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships
The Championships, Wimbledon
Betting on Tennis
What Are the Major Tournaments?
There are four major tournaments, commonly referred to as the Grand Slam: Wimbledon, the US Open, the French Open and the Australian Open. The oldest of the four is Wimbledon, founded in England in 1877. This is followed by the US Open (1881), then the French (1891) and, finally, the Australian (1905). These four tournaments are played annually, the first beginning in mid-January and last ending in September. Each tournament is played over the course of two weeks.
How Long is Tennis Season?
The year for professional tennis players is a relatively long one - 11 months, to be exact. From the beginning of January, to the end of November, players participate in the ATP World Tour, which is comprised of nearly 70 tournaments worldwide. It is broken down into the Grand Slam Tournaments, the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, the ATP World Tour 500 series, the ATP World Tour 250 series, the Davis Cup and the ATP Finals.