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 tournament 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, with players like Murray, Cilic, Thiem, and Medvedev all winning their first grand slam in New York.
2023 US Open
|Location:||Flushing Meadows, New York, USA|
|Tour Level:||Grand Slam|
|Prize Money:||$60 million (2022)|
|Draw Size:||Singles: 128, Doubles: 64, Mixed: 32|
The 2023 US Open tennis tournament will be held from the 28th of August to the 10th of September 2023, with singles qualifying taking place in the week before the start of the main draw.
The 2023 tournament will be played at the same time as the WTA 125 tournament in Bari (4 – 10 Sep).
Schedule (Men’s & Women’s Singles)
Below is the expected schedule for the women’s and men’s singles competition for the 2023 US Open, with the women’s final being, played on Saturday, the 9th of September 2023, and the men’s final being played on Sunday, the 10th of September 2023.
|Monday, 28th August 2023||1st round|
|Tuesday, 29th August 2023||1st round|
|Wednesday, 30th August 2023||2nd round|
|Thursday, 31st August 2023||2nd round|
|Friday, 1st September 2023||3rd round|
|Saturday, 2nd September 2023||3rd round|
|Sunday, 3rd September 2023||4th round|
|Monday, 4th September 2023||4th round|
|Tuesday, 5th September 2023||Quarterfinals|
|Wednesday, 6th September 2023||Quarterfinals|
|Thursday, 7th September 2023||Women’s Semifinals|
|Friday, 8th September 2023||Men’s semifinals|
|Saturday, 9th September 2023||Women’s final|
|Sunday, 10th September 2023||Men’s final|
The main draws for the 2023 US Open tennis tournament are expected to be made on Thursday, the 24th of August 2023.
The draw size for the women’s and men’s singles will be 128 with 32 seeded players in each draw.
The men’s and women’s doubles will have a draw size of 64, while the mixed doubles event has a draw size of 32.
2023 Singles Draws: TBC
2023 Doubles Draws: TBC
2023 Mixed Doubles Draw: TBC
The draws for the qualifying events are expected to be made on Monday, the 21st of August 2023, and will be available to view on the tournament’s official website.
Current Champions and Runner Ups
Below is a list of winners and runner-ups from the 2022 US Open tennis tournament.
|Men’s Singles||Carlos Alcaraz||Casper Ruud||6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3|
|Women’s Singles||Iga Swiatek||Ons Jabeur||6-2, 7-6|
|Women’s Doubles||Barbora Krejcikova and Kateřina Siniaková||Caty McNally and Taylor Townsend||3-6, 7-5, 6-1|
|Men’s Doubles||Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury||Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski||7-6, 7-5|
|Mixed Doubles||Storm Sanders and John Peers||Kirsten Flipkens and Edouard Roger-Vasselin||4-6, 6-4, 10-7|
The official entry lists for 2023 have yet to be released but below is a selection of players who played in the men’s and women’s singles events in 2022.
- Daniil Medvedev
- Rafael Nadal
- Carlos Alcaraz
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Casper Ruud
- Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Cameron Norrie
- Hubert Hurkacz
- Andrey Rublev
- Taylor Fritz
- Iga Swiatek
- Anett Kontaveit
- Maria Sakkari
- Paula Badosa
- Ons Jabeur
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Simona Halep
- Jessica Pegula
- Garbine Muguruza
- Daria Kasatkina
The total Prize fund for the 2023 US Open tennis tournament has yet to be confirmed but in 2022 it was approximately $60 million with $42.6 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.
Below is how the prize money was split by round for the 2022 and 2021 tournaments in New York.
Men’s and Women’s Singles (2022 and 2021)
The winner of the Men’s/Women’s Singles events in 2022 won $2,600,000 which was an increase of $100,000 from the amount awarded in 2021.
Men’s and Women’s Doubles (2022 and 2021)
The winners of the Men’s/Women’s Doubles events in 2022 won $688,000 which was an increase of $28,000 from the amount awarded in 2021.
Mixed Doubles (2022 and 2021)
The winners of the Mixed Doubles events in 2022 won $163,000 which was an increase of $3,000 from the amount awarded in 2021.
Getting tickets for the 2023 tennis tournament in New York 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 in the months running up to the tournament.
If you want to see some of the big players like Medvedev, Nadal, or Djokovic play in New York, then you will need to get a ticket for one of the main show courts (Arthur Ashe or Louis Armstrong stadiums) as this is where most of the top players will play during the tournament.
Where to Stay?
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 tennis trip to New York.
The hotel is also one of the few hotels in New York to have its own indoor tennis court.
Tips for First-Time Visitors to Flushing Meadows
- 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 tournament 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 tournament 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?
Ireland and the UK
Currently, Amazon Prime Video has the streaming rights to show the tournament in Ireland and the UK.
The best option to watch the tournament from the US is on ESPN.
The official US Open website has a page that details broadcast providers from across the world.