Since March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, tennis clubs have closed their indoor courts and have been unable to play tennis even on outdoor courts.
After a few months, only single games were allowed on the outdoor courts, but after a while, double games were allowed.
Many ATP and WTA matches have been canceled in 2020, and major tournaments are slowly being held again from 2021 this year.
This year’s ATP major tournaments are also being held safely, and the tennis players showed good performances at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which was postponed for a year due to the corona virus.
And finally, the last major tournament of the year, the US Open, started today.
Nadal and Federer will not participate in this tournament. The number one seed, Djokovic, won all major tournaments this year, including the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon, bringing the total number of major championships to 20.
As a result, Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic were the three players to win 20 major championships.
If Djokovic wins the US Open, the last major of the year, he will set a record of winning 21 majors.
Men’s Top seeds are as follows :
- Novak Djokovic (34, Serbia)
- Daniil Medvedev (25, Russia)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (23, Greece)
- Alexander Zverev (24, Germany)
- Andrey Rublev (23, Russia)
- Matteo Berrettini (25, Italy)
- Denis Shapovalov (22, Canada)
- Casper Ruud (22, Norway)
- Pablo Carreno Busta (30, Spain)
- Hubert Hurkacz (24, Poland)
Women’s Top seeds are as follows:
- Ashleigh Barty (25, Australia)
- Aryna Sabalenka (23, Belarus)
- Naomi Osaka (23, Japan)
- Karolina Pliskova (29, Czech Republic)
- Elina Svitolina (26, Ukraine)
- Bianca Andreescu (21, Canada)
- Iga Swiatek (20, Poland)
- Barbora Krejcikova (25, Czech Republic)
- Garbiñe Muguruza (27, Spain)
- Petra Kvitova (31, Czech Republic)
This year’s US Open will be held from August 30 to September 12 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Flushing NY 11368)
To watch the game in the US, if your cable TV includes an ESPN channel, you can download the ESPN app and enter your TV provider login information to broadcast all court games, so you can watch the game of the player you want. Of course, you can watch it on PC as well.(https://www.espn.com/watch)
For some games, ESPN+ marks require an additional fee, and the price is $6.99 per month and $69.99 per year.
Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster, and the schedule and purchase link are as follows.
US Open official website : https://www.usopen.org
Health Check Required
The Event Organizer is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend this event. Please check their website for details.
Health and Safety Guidelines
Per current New York City Executive Orders, over the age of 12 must present proof of at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to enter the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and Arthur Ashe Stadium. As such, the Event Organizer requires fans agree to the terms below, and to agree to comply with any other additional health and safety protocols that may be required for entry to, and while at, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, prior to ticket purchases & event entry. Please note these confirmations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the event and to any users of the tickets purchased by you. By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have received 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with any other additional health and safety protocols that may be required for entry to, and while at, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center . Without limitation of the foregoing, mask wearing will be encouraged while indoors, such as retail shops, and may be required in certain locations. Should the City of New York’s mandatory COVID-19 health guidelines change, an updated notification will be sent prior to the event date.