Being there LIVE at the US Open is BACK!!! More than 700,000 people attended the 2019 US Open and this year we anticipate even more.  Every year one of the most prestigious tournaments in the sport of tennis is held on United States soil: the U.S. Open Tennis Championship. Played in Flushing Meadows, NY, this can’t-miss competition is the last of four Grand Slam tournaments.  The tournament consists of five main championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.  The US Open is owned and organized by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and revenue from ticket sales, sponsorships and contracts are used to develop tennis in the United States.

Date & location of the 2021 US Open Tennis Tournament

The 2021 US Open tournament is set to take place from Monday, August 30 through Sunday, September 12. Matches will be played at the USTA’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, one of the boroughs of New York City.

The Billie Jean King Tennis Center features two separate tennis stadiums, Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium. The Louis Armstrong Stadium is the first tennis venue in the world to be naturally ventilated.

US Open Seating Charts

Arthur Ashe Stadium

Louis Armstrong Stadium at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center

Which players are competing in the 2021 US Open?

Given the fact that the 2021 US Open will feature the a large prize pool, it’s safe to say that every able-bodied tennis professional will be competing in Queens in late August.

With hefty amounts of prize money being distributed to the top finishers,  players will be battling it out with the hopes of cashing in what could be one of the biggest prize pool in the history of tennis.

Who are the Top Players we hope to see at This Years 2021 US Open?

With the US Open back to 100% capacity, fans are eagerly awaiting the announcement of who will be competing at this years US Open, who will be paired against who, and will their favorite be victorious, the anticipation is ELECTRIC!  Here are a few of our favorites that we are all hoping to see at the 2021 US Open Championships.

ATP Rankings:

  1. #1 Novak Djokovic
    1. Novak Djokovic coming off a recent win at Wimbledon, this marks his sixth Wimbledon Title.
    2. Novak Djokovic has 20 Grand Slams to match Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
  2. #2 Daniil Medvedev
    1. Daniil Medvedev, nicknamed “the Bad Boy” of Tennis
    2.  Medvedev was the runner-up at the 2019 US Open and the 2021 Australian Open, where he lost to Nadal and Djokovic
  3. #3 Rafael Nadal (was out w. an injury but he is back playing in a few weeks)
    1. Rafael Nadal is a four time US Open Champion (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019)
    2. Rafael Nadal is one of only two male players to complete a Career Golden Slam.
      1. Career Golden Slam is a player who wins all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic gold medal
WTP Rankings:
  1. #1 Ashleigh Barty
    1. Ashleigh Barty is only the second Australian WTA singles player to reach number after fellow Australian player Evonne Goolagong Cawley
    2. Ashleigh Barty has two grand slam singles titles coming from 2019 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon Championships and one doubles Grand Slam title at the 2018 US Open with partner CoCo Vandeweghe.
  2. #2 Naomi Osaka
    1. Naomi Osaka is the first Asian player to hold a No. 1 ranking.
    2. Naomi Osaka is the first woman since Serena Williams, who did it in 2015, to win successive Grand Slam singles titles.
    3. Naomi Osaka is the reigning Women’s Singles Champion looking to repeat history.
  3. #3 Aryna Sabalenka
    1. Aryna Sabalenka is a top five player in both singles and doubles.
    2. Aryna Sabalenka has won two Grand Slam doubles titles, 2019 US Open and 2021 Australian Open.
  4. #4 Sofia Kenin
    1. Sofia Kenin is the reigning WTA Player of the year.
    2. Sofia Kenin has won five WTA Singles titles

Where can I buy US Open Tennis tickets?

If you’re looking to make the pilgrimage to Queens to see the best tennis that the United States has to offer, SeatGeek has you covered for all your ticketing needs. Head here to see a complete listing of events, or view select ticket listings below.

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