The final Grand Slam of the year, United States Open Tennis Championships takes place in New York City. The tournament is the modern version of the U.S. National Championship, which is the oldest tournament in tennis.
The tournament has been administered by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) since 1978. Since then, it has been using DecoTurf cushion acrylic hard courts.
The Arthur Ashe Stadium inside the complex tops in the list of the largest tennis stadiums in the world with a capacity of seating 23,771 spectators.
At US Open, when the score of the final set reaches 6-6 (fifth set in ATP and third set in WTA), the seven-point tiebreaker comes in to play.
The total prize money for US Open 2020 was $53.4 million, down 6.7% from the previous year. It is still the richest Grand Slam tennis tournament in history. The men’s and women’s singles champions’ prize money was reduced to $3 million and the runners-up collected cheques of $1.5 million each.
The champions of the US Open tennis tournament are given 2000 ranking points and the ATP finalists collect 1200 ranking points and whereas their WTA counterparts are awarded 1300 points.
|Roger Federer||2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
|Juan Martin del Potro||2009|
|Rafael Nadal||2010, 2013, 2017, 2019|
|Novak Djokovic||2011, 2015, 2018|
2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
2005, 2009, 2010
1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
The tournament is held at Flushing Meadows. The Big Apple City’s major tournament takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is a stadium complex within Flushing Meadows–Corona, Park in Queens, New York, USA.
US Open Venue:
The stadium was initially named USTA National Tennis Center, and in 2006 it was renamed to honor the 12-time Grand Slam champion and one of the most influential sports persons, Billie Jean King.
Global – Tennis TV
United States – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+
Australia – ESPN International
United Kingdom – Amazon Prime Video
Europe – Eurosport
Canada – RDS (French) & TSN (English)
Pan-Asia region – Fox Sports
Indian Subcontinent – Star Sports Select
Southern Africa – SuperSport