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The fourth and final Tennis Grand Slam event of a calendar year is the US Open

This is hosted at the famous Flushing Meadows in New York City, New York. Along with the Australian Open, this Grand Slam is played on the hardcourt surface. It has been that way at the US Open since 1978.

Before that, it was actually played on clay for a few years. Prior to that, it was a grass event just like Wimbledon.

But it has now established itself as a hard court tournament. The US Open is usually hosted with an opening on the final Monday in August which means that the action drives on through to September for its finish.

In total at the US Open, there are five top events happening each year. Along with the main draws for the Men and the Women, there are Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

There are extra events going on for wheelchair players and seniors and juniors. So it is an action-packed two weeks of tennis action in New York!

Men’s Singles Winners

Looking only at the Open era, which started in 1968, the US Open has been heavily dominated by US winners. It started with a victory for Arthur Ashe back in 1968. Since then some famous US players have gotten their hands on the title.

Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras both won the title five times during their playing careers. They are two of three players including Roger Federer to have won it five times. Andre Agassi picked up a couple as well for the host nation.

Then, not forgetting, of course, one of the most iconic players of all time, John McEnroe.

Men’s Singles Winners

The Open era in tennis started in 1968. Since then the US Open has been heavily dominated by US winners. It started with a victory for Arthur Ashe back in 1968. Since then, some famous US players have gotten their hands on the title.

Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras both won the title five times during their playing careers. They are two of three players along with Roger Federer to have won it five times. Andre Agassi picked up a couple as well for the host nation.

Then, not forgetting, of course, one of the most iconic players of all time, John McEnroe. He won the title four times at Flushing Meadows.

Pete Sampras was another American who enjoyed tremendous success at the US Open, winning on multiple occasions.

There is just one British player who has won the US Open title in the Open Era and that is Andy Murray.

Roger Federer remarkably won five titles on the trot at the US Open between 2004 and 2008 inclusive. Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic are also multiple event-winners.

Women’s Singles Winners

It was Britain’s Virginia Wade who won the first edition of the US Open in the Open era back in 1968. Wade remains the only Brit to do so.

The USA have dominated the Women’s titles at the US Open completely in the Open era. A fair chunk of that is down to Serena Williams’ successes.

But Chris Evert won the title six times as well during the open era. Evert holds the record for the most consecutive titles, four.

Really the two other prominent players at Flushing Meadows in history have been Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graff. Navratilova claimed four US Open title. Graff bested her by winning five in her illustrious career.

Belgium’s Kim Clijsters won it three times, the same amount as Billie Jean King in the Open era. The only other player to have won it more than twice in the open era is Australia’s Margaret Court.

Did You Know?

The US Open is actually owned by a not-for-profit organization the USTA and all proceeds which are earned from everything from tv broadcasting deals, sponsorship and sales of tickets all go back into promoting development in the game.

In 2016 there was a retractable roof added to the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Pete Sampras is the youngest ever winner of the Men’s Singles. He landed the 1990 title at just 19 years of age. The US Open became the first Grand Slam tournament to give equal prize money to men and women. That was started back in 1973. It was also the first Grand Slam to use Hawk-Eye technology.

2019 US Open Review

Rafael Nadal was the King of New York in 2019. Nadal collected the honours against Grand Slam Final debutant Daniil Medvedev. That was the fourth US Open for Nadal in his career, his second in three years.

Nadal was pushed hard in the 2019 US Open Final The showcase match went to a deciding set after Nadal had been 2-0 up.

For Russia’s Medvedev, the 2019 US Open was a strange one. In the early rounds of the competition, he had become something of a pantomime villain. Medvedev collected a couple of fines along the way for obscenity and unsportsmanlike conduct and taunted the crowds.

But he was a more humble character come the final. The stunning tennis that he produced in his fighting back against Nadal (in what looked to be a hopeless situation), swung the crowd in his favour.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic retired through injury. Djokovic had to pull out during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka. Roger Federer lost in the quarter-finals against Grigor Dimitrov.

Andreescu takes Women’s title

In the women’s draw at the 2019 US Open, there was a surprise winner. Naomi Osaka was the defending champion. However, she exited the tournament in the fourth round against Belinda Bencic.

There was a first time Slam winner at the event as Canada’s Bianca Andreescu came up trumps.

Not only did Andreescu create history by being the first Canadian Grand Slam winner, but she was the first player to have been born in the 2000s to win one of the tennis majors.

Andreescu claimed the title on her debut in the main draw of the US Open. What made it even more remarkable was that she beat Serena Williams in the final. In straight sets. It was stunning stuff from the 15th seed. The young Canadian just played fiercely attacking and bold tennis along the way.

As for losing finalist Serena Williams, she missed that chance at an Open Era record of a seventh US Open title. It also left her with consecutive US Open final defeats. Williams had lost in the 2018 showcase match to Naomi Osaka. It also meant that she failed to break her Grand Slam drought stretching back to the 2017 Australian Open.

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2020 US Open Preview

The 2020 US Open is scheduled for an August 31st start and to run through to September 24th. However, because of the great impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, at the time of writing, the organisers of the US Open were watching the situation to assess whether or not it may need to be rescheduled.

The title defenders

It will be Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu who will take to the courts at Flushing Meadows as the respective reigning champions of the men’s and women’s draws.

Serena Williams would have an opportunity to win a record 7th US Open title (Open Era) if she were to successfully come through the field and win. It would end a barren spell at her home Grand Slam since last claiming the title there in 2014.

When Rafal Nadal claimed the 2019 US Open title it meant that every Grand Slam played since the start of the 2017 season had been won by either himself, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer.

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