US Open Tennis Guide

The US Open is a grand slam tennis tournament held annually at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open, it is one of the four grand slam tennis tournaments played each year with the US Open being the grand slam that is usually played last in the year.

In recent years, the US Open has been the grand slam where we were most likely to see someone outside the big three of men’s tennis (Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal) winning a grand slam.

Top pro players like Murray, Cilic, Thiem, and Medvedev all won their first grand slam at the US Open.

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When does the 2022 US Open take place?

The US Open usually begins in late August and runs for two weeks.

The 2022 US Open will be run from the 29th of August to the 11th of September 2022.

See below for the full schedule of play for the 2022 US Open:

2022 US Open Schedule (Men’s & Women’s Singles)

DayUS Open Round
Monday, 29th August 20221st round
Tuesday, 30th August 2022 1st round
Wednesday, 31st August 2022 2nd round
Thursday, 1st September 2022 2nd round
Friday, 2nd September 2022 3rd round
Saturday, 3rd September 2022 3rd round
Sunday, 4th September 2022 Round of 16
Monday, 5th September 2022 Round of 16
Tuesday, 6th September 2022 Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 7th September 2022 Quarterfinals
Thursday, 8th September 2022 Women’s Semifinals
Friday, 9th September 2022 Men’s semifinals
Saturday, 10th September 2022 Women’s final
Sunday, 11th September 2022 Men’s final

Please note that the above US Open schedule is subject to change.

Who are the Current US Open Champions and runner ups?

  • 2021 Men’s Singles Champion: Daniil Medvedev – Beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets (6–4, 6–4, 6–4).
  • 2021 Women’s Singles Champion: Emma Raducanu – Beat Leylah Fernandez in straight sets (6–4, 6-3)
  • 2021 Women’s Doubles Champions: Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková – Beat Marcel Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Świątek in straight sets (6–4, 6-2)
  • 2021 Men’s Doubles Champions: Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury – Beat Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in 3 sets (3–6, 6–2, 6–2)
  • 2021 Mixed Doubles Champions: Desirae Krawczyk and Joe Salisbury – Beat Giuliana Olmos and Marcelo Arévalo in straight sets (7–5, 6–2)

US Open Tennis Prize Money

Prize money for all events played at the 2021 US Open was approximately $57 million with $40.5 million being paid out to the Men’s and Women’s singles participants, with the remaining prize money going to participants in the Men’s and Women’s doubles, mixed doubles, and wheelchair events.

2021 US Open Tennis Prize Money Per Round

US Open Men’s and Women’s Singles Prize Money 2021 (Per Round)

AchievementPrize Money – $ Prize Money – € Prize Money – £
Winner$2,500,000€2,158,895£1,611,115
Runner Up$1,250,000€1,079,447£805,558
Semi-Finalists$675,000€582,902£435,001
Quater-Finalists$425,000€367,012£273,890
4th Round$265,000€228,843£170,778
Third Round$180,000€155,440£116,000
Second Round$115,000€99,309£74,111
First Round$75,000€64,767£48,333

US Open Men’s and Women’s Doubles Prize Money 2021 (Per Round)

AchievementPrize Money – $ Prize Money – € Prize Money – £
Winner$660,000€569,948£425,334
Runner Up$330,000€284,974£212,667
Semi-Finalists$164,000€141,623£105,689
Quater-Finalists$93,000€80,311£59,933
Third Round$54,000€46,632£34,800
Second Round$34,000€29,361£21,911
First Round$20,000€17,271£12,889

2021 US Open Mixed Doubles Prize Money (Per Round)

AchievementPrize Money – $ Prize Money – € Prize Money – £
Winner$160,000€138,169£103,111
Runner Up$78,000€67,358£50,267
Semi-Finalists$40,000€34,542£25,778
Quater-Finalists$22,000€18,998£14,178
Second Round$13,400€11,572£8,636
First Round$7,800€6,736£5,027

How do you Get Tickets to the US Open Tennis in 2022?

Getting tickets for the 2022 US Open Tennis is relatively straightforward when compared with the process of getting tickets for Wimbledon with Tickets for the US Open being available for purchase directly from the USOpen.org website or via Ticketmaster.

If you want to see some of the big players like Federer, Nadal or Serena play at the US Open, then you will need to get a ticket for one of the main show courts (Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong stadiums) as this is where most of the top players will play during the tournament.

Best Hotels Near the US Open Tennis Tournament

New York has many excellent options when it comes to local transport so it is easy enough to get to Flushing Meadows from most parts of the city with the closest subway to flushing meadows being Mets-Willets Point Station.

If you want to stay in a hotel with easy access to Flushing Meadows, we would recommend the below options.

Grand Hyatt New York – The Grand Hyatt New York is close to the Grand Central – 42 St subway station that lets you take the 7 subway line direct to the Mets-Willets Point Station next to Flushing Meadows.

Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza – Like the Grand Hyatt New York, The Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza is relatively close to the 7 subway line so it is a good option if you are considering a hotel to stay in for your trip to the US Open in New York.

The hotel is alsoone of the few hotels in New York to have an indoor tennis court.

Tips for First Time Visitors to the US Open

Don’t feel like you need to stay close to Flushing Meadows – New York has excellent public transport options so there is no real need to pick a hotel close to flushing meadows.

My recommendation would be to stay in a hotel near the 7 subway line so you get easy access to Flushing Meadows.

Aim to attend the US Open in the first week – If you are on a budget and you can only afford a grounds pass, then I would recommend that you visit the US Open in the first week as you will have a better chance of seeing some top players playing in some of the smaller outside courts.

Where can you watch the 2022 US Open on TV or Online?

How to watch US Open Tennis From Ireland and the UK

Currently, Amazon Prime Video has the streaming rights to show the US Open in Ireland and the UK.

How to watch US Open Tennis From the US

The best option to watch the US Open from the US is on ESPN.

How to watch US Open Tennis from other countries

The official US Open website has a page that details broadcast providers from across the world.

FAQ

Is the US Open a Grand Slam?

Yes, the US Open is one of the four tennis grand slams and is usually the last of the four grand slam tournaments to be played each year.

Where will the US Open tennis be in 2022?

The US Open Tennis will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center within Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City, United States.

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