The U.S. Open is a major tennis tournament and the last of four annual Grand Slams. The tournament takes place over two weeks in New York City. This year, the U.S. Open will officially begin on August 29 and conclude on September 11.
In the men’s bracket, Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the event leaving reigning champ Daniil Medvedev as the favorite. Rafael Nadal is now among the U.S. Open favorites as well, along with Carlos Alcaraz, Nick Kyrgios, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jannik Sinner. Medvedev, Nadal, Alcaraz and Tsitsipas are seeded one through four, while Sinner is number 11 and Kyrgios is actually the number 23 seed.
The U.S. Open was initially played on clay and grass, before moving to hard courts in 1978 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Compared to other Grand Slams, the U.S. Open is more open in terms of competition. In the last six years, five different winners have taken home the trophy. That trend could certainly continue this year, with many worthy challengers.
The U.S. Open will run from August 29 to September 11 this year.