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.

Sep 13, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; General view of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the Dominic Thiem of Austria match against Alexander Zverev of Germany in the men's singles final match on day 14 of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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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.

Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with the championship trophy after his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) in the men's singles final match on day fourteen of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. |REUTERS

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.

Tennis - Australian Open - Women's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her final match against Jennifer Brady of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

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.

Sep 7, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Vasek Pospisil of Canada serves against Alex de Minaur of Australia (not pictured) on day eight of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Men's Singles - Semifinal - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 30, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his semifinal match against Alexander Zverev of Germany REUTERS/Mike Segar

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.

Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 10, 2021 Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses as she celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova Pool via REUTERS/Jed Leicester

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.

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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.

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