US Open 2021

The last Grand Slam of the year, the US Open 2021, will shortly begin at the Flushing Meadows in the New York City, the United States of America. This will be the 141st edition of the tournament.

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The event will take place on outdoor hard-courts at the UTSA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre. It will be organised by the International Tennis Federation and the matches will occur on a total of 15 courts.

Due to the 2020 Summer Paralympics, no singles, doubles, and quad events for men's and women's wheelchair tennis players are taking place this year.

US Open 2021 defending champions

In the men's category, World No.6 Dominic Thiem will begin as the defending champion. The Austrian won a five-set marathon against Alexander Zverev in the last year's final to clinch his maiden Grand Slam title. Even though he is the defending champion, he will certainly not be the favorite to win the Slam due to his poor form this season.

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In the women's domain, World No.2 Naomi Osaka will start as the defending champion. The Japanese player loves to play on the hard-courts and has already won the major twice in her career so far.

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Mate Pavic and Bruno Shares won the men's doubles titles title last year while Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva emerged as the winners in the women's doubles category.

Jamie Murray and Bethaine Mattek-Sands will begin as the defending champions in the mixed doubles category.

Where will the US Open 2021 be held?

Just like every time, the 141st edition of he US Open will also take place at the Flushing Meadows in the New York City, the United States of America.

USA Today via Reuters

Big Apple's major tournament generally takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center which is a stadium complex within Flushing Meadows–Corona, Park in Queens, New York, USA.

US Open 2021 Prize Money

The US Open's prize money pool is $57 million, which is the largest that any other Grand Slam offers to its winners. The men's and women's winner will receive $3.85 million while the runners-up will bag $1.9 million each.

US Open 2021 Schedule

The Grand Slam will begin on August 30, 2021 and will stretch over two weeks till September 12, 2021. The matches will begin at 11:30 a.m (Eastern Time). As the flood lights are available, they can even extend late till night.

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The qualifiers will start on August 24, 2021 and will get over by August 28, 2021. The date of then draw will be announced soon.

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Most probably, Novak Djokovic will begin as the top-seeded player in the men's category. On the other hand, chances are almost certain that Ashleigh Barty will lead the seeds in the women's domain.

Which channels are showing US Open 2021?

Eurosport will telecast the major live across Europe in about 52 nations. Fans in the USA will be able to watch the matches live on ESPN and Tennis Channel while those living in Canada can witness the live action on TSN.

Amazon Prime Video will be streaming the event live in the UK and fans in Asia can watch it on Fox Sports Asia.


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