The final Grand Slam tournament of the year is here! Join us as we preview the upcoming 2021 US Open and give you quick a rundown of everything you need ahead of the competition.
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History of the competition
The US Open is the oldest tennis championship in existence. Commencing in 1881 as the US National Championship, the American tennis tournament was first exclusive to only the male members of the US National Lawn Tennis Association before adding women to the roster in 1887.
After nearly a century of matches, the court surfaces were changed. Since 1978, the US Open has been played on acrylic hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York City.
In 1987, the US Open was chosen to become the chronologically fourth and final Grand Slam of the tennis calendar, typically beginning on the last Monday of August and ending after two weeks in September.
Since 1968, three men boast the most US Open championship victories. Rodger Federer, Jimmy Connors, and Pete Sampras have each become household names and icons of their time, with five US Open victories to their name.
Since the Open era of the sport, American pros Serena Williams and Chris Evert both hold the record in the women’s singles, with each of them winning the tournament a total of five times.
Notable upcoming dates
- Men’s and Woman’s 1st Round: 30 – 31 August
- Men’s and Woman’s 2nd Round: 1 – 2 September
- Men’s and Woman’s 3rd Round: 3 – 4 September
- Men’s and Women’s Round of 16: 5 September
- Men’s and Women’s Quarter-finals: 7 September
- Women’s Semi-finals: 9 September
- Men’s Semi-finals: 10 September
- Women’s Final: 11 September
- Men’s Final: 12 September
2021 US Open
As one of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the year, the US Open attracts a fair share of attention from tennis fans across the world. Thousands of supporters rush to the stands each year for the chance to witness their favourite pros compete for a chance to make history and claim one of the ultimate prizes within the sport.
The 2021 US Open Men’s Singles promises to capture the attention of millions of worldwide fans. While the reigning champion, Dominic Thiem, was forced to pull out of this year’s tournament due to a wrist injury, he leaves the competition in good hands. Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas will each be looking to put an end to Novak Djokovic’s dominance, with the Serbian world No. 1 hunting down his fourth Grand Slam title of the year.
Things look a lot different in the Women’s Singles. Japan’s Naomi Osaka is fit, ready and able to defend her 2020 US Open title. Although in good form after winning her second Grand Slam earlier this year in Australia, world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and world No. 2 ArynaSabalenka are sure to give her a run for her money come the latter stages of the tournament.
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