Veteran Ivo Karlovic and British Teenager Emma Raducanu Lead the List of Qualifiers at US Open 2021

Published 08/30/2021, 7:14 AM EDT
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)


It’s time for the final Grand Slam event of the year, and players are all set to compete at the US Open 2021. It is one of the most looked forwarded tournaments on the Tour, held in the city of New York. 

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As the US Open 2021 begins today, we take a look at the players who have qualified for the final Grand Slam event of the season. In the men’s, it was veteran player Ivo Karlovic, who has made it to the main draw for the 17th time in his career. Besides him, the German player Oscar Otte qualified for the main event too. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 17: Ivo Karlovic of Croatia celebrates winning match point in his first round match against Horacio Zeballos of Argentina on day two of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Karlovic and Horacio Zeballos produced the longest match in Australian Open history before the Croatian finally triumphed 6-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 22-20. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

British teenager makes it to the main draw at the US Open 2021

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In women’s, British teenager Emma Raducanu qualified for the US Open for the first time in her career. She did receive good reception when she made it to the second week at the Wimbledon Championships this season. Australian tennis player Astra Sharma has made it to the main draw for the third time in her career at Flushing Meadows. 

The US Open 2021 begins on the 30th of August and will go on till the 12th of September. However, this year the event won’t be graced by the legendary figures, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Sadly, defending champion Dominic Thiem was the latest player to join the list of absentees. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Britain’s Emma Raducanu celebrates winning her third round match against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea REUTERS/Peter Nicholls TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

However, big names such as Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev will be seen competing for the ultimate prize. In the women’s competition, defending champion Naomi Osaka and World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty will be the star names.

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Also, 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams has decided to skip the final Grand Slam event this season. We wish all the players the best of luck and may the best player emerge as the champion in the end. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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