WATCH: A Sneak Peak Into the Players’ Locker Room at the US Open 2021

Published 08/24/2021, 2:03 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 01: A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium with the roof closed during the second round Men’s Singles match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Marcel Granollers of Spain on Day Four of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


The US Open is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the sport. Heading into the year’s final Grand Slam event, Andrea Collarini has given the fans a sneak peak into the players’ locker rooms. Moreover, the American will be playing his qualifier today in order to enter the main draw.

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The US Open begins from the 30th of August and will be a highly competitive tournament. One of the richest tournaments in the sport, the players’ locker rooms are, predictably, top-notch.

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Andrea Collarini shows around the players’ locker room at the US Open

There is no surprise that the US Open is one of the highest paying tournaments. It is also the tournament with the largest seating capacity in its stadium in New York. However, the players’ locker room has its own charm. The players are able to relax well in the spacious area before their matches, which is extremely important.

In the video it is visible that the room has refrigerators full of refreshments. The resting areas are quite spacious for the players to relax and cool down. There are massage rooms with multiple beds and masseuse as well. It can serve as a beneficial room for the after match effects.

Mirrors, personal lockers, large washrooms, and televisions are few of the things Andrea Collarini has managed to capture in his video. However, he could not describe everything in his video. Twitter can cut him some slack considering his qualifier today.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 31: A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the Women’s Singles third round match between Naomi Osaka of Japan and Cori Gauff of the United States on day six of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

The excitement leading up to the tournament

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There is a certain buzz around the US Open this year. It is expected to witness some records as Novak Djokovic looks forward to winning the calendar Grand Slam. However, the men’s singles category has multiple players who can snatch it away from him even without the other two from the ‘big three’.

Naomi Osaka will hope that this tournament will be her comeback tournament after an eventful year. She will be looking forward to defending her title this year with the likes of Ashleigh Barty and many others challenging her.

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Though the winners this year will be taking a pay cut from the prize money, it will still be a handsome amount.

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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