NEW YORK — The U.S. Open Tennis tournament, a prestigious hardcourt Grand Slam, is all set to captivate the sport’s enthusiasts once again. Organized by the United States Tennis Association, this iconic tournament traces its roots back to 1881 when it was first introduced as the U.S. National Championships.
When is the 2023 U.S. Open Tennis tournament?
- Dates: The U.S. Open 2023 is scheduled from Aug. 28 to Sept. 10.
- Venue: New York remains the consistent host for this grand event. The primary showcourts include the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, and the Grandstand.
- The Arthur Ashe Stadium, with a seating capacity of 23,771, pays tribute to the legendary tennis player and human rights activist, Arthur Ashe.
- The Louis Armstrong Stadium, accommodating 14,053 spectators, honors the jazz maestro, Louis Armstrong. The Grandstand, introduced in 2016, can house up to 8,125 fans.
Who’s Playing? The tournament will feature top-ranked players, with 32 seeds announced before the draw to avoid early clashes between them. The seeding is based on the world rankings, which are determined by the points players earn on the tour.
- Men’s Singles: Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, the reigning world number one, will be defending his title. He recently clinched his second Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon 2023.
- Women’s Singles: Iga Swiatek from Poland, the current world number one and French Open champion, will be vying to defend her U.S. Open title.
- Men: No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz (Spain), No. 2 Novak Djokovic (Serbia), No. 3 Daniil Medvedev (Russia), No. 4 Holger Rune (Denmark), No. 5 Casper Ruud (Norway), and others.
- Women: No. 1 Iga Swiatek (Poland), No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus), No. 3 Jessica Pegula (U.S.), No. 4 Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan), No. 5 Ons Jabeur (Tunisia), and more.
How to watch the 2023 U.S. Open Tennis tournament?
Tuning In: For those eager to catch the action live on TV, a comprehensive list of official broadcasters is available. Some notable channels include beIN Sports (Africa, Middle East), Eurosport (Europe), ESPN (North and South America), and Sony Sports Network (India).
The U.S. Open promises thrilling matches, showcasing the prowess of the world’s best tennis players. As the final major of the year, it remains a testament to the enduring spirit of the sport and its players.
For more information, visit the U.S. Open Tennis official website here