Will US Open 2021 Have Fans?

Published 08/17/2021, 3:30 PM 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 season and fans are eager to catch a glimpse of their favorite players in action at the US Open 2021. Organizers had revealed in June that fans will be allowed to watch the matches at the stadiums this season.

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However, a few days ago, it was announced that the qualifying rounds of the US Open 2021 will be held behind closed doors. Organizers reached the decision after discussion with health authorities about the Covid-19 situation.

Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with championship trophy after winning in a tie-breaker during his Men’s Singles final match against Alexander Zverev of Germany on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

As of now, there haven’t been any updates about the matches during the main draw. Therefore, the situation remains the same as the previous announcement. Last season, there were no fans allowed to witness the matches when Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka won the titles in the men’s and women’s competitions, respectively. 

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 12: Naomi Osaka of Japan returns the ball in the second set during her Women’s Singles final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Day Thirteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The three Gran Slam events held this year have had fans but not 100% throughout. However, it looks like stadiums will have 100% capacity from the first day of the main draw. 

Fans across the world are hopeful that things go according to plan. The presence of supporters would light up the final Grand Slam of the season.

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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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