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The 2017 US Open was the 137th edition of tennis' US Open and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It was held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Experimental rules featured in qualifying for the main draw as well as in the junior, wheelchair and exhibition events.

2017 US Open
DateAugust 28 – September 10
Edition137th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S/64D/32X
Prize money$50,400,000
SurfaceHard
LocationNew York City, New York, United States
VenueUSTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
United States Sloane Stephens
Men's Doubles
Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer / Romania Horia Tecău
Women's Doubles
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan / Switzerland Martina Hingis
Mixed Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Boys' Singles
China Wu Yibing
Girls' Singles
United States Amanda Anisimova
Boys' Doubles
Chinese Taipei Hsu Yu-hsiou / China Wu Yibing
Girls' Doubles
Serbia Olga Danilović / Ukraine Marta Kostyuk
Men's Champions Invitational
United States John McEnroe / United States Patrick McEnroe
Women's Champions Invitational
Belgium Kim Clijsters / United States Martina Navratilova
Wheelchair Men's Singles
France Stéphane Houdet
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Japan Yui Kamiji
Wheelchair Quad Singles
United States David Wagner
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Alfie Hewett / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Netherlands Marjolein Buis / Netherlands Diede de Groot
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
United Kingdom Andrew Lapthorne / United States David Wagner
← 2016 · US Open · 2018 →

Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber were the previous year's men's and women's singles champions. Neither managed to defend their title as Wawrinka withdrew before the start of the tournament due to a knee injury that ended his season, while Kerber lost in the first round to Naomi Osaka.

The men's singles tournament concluded with Rafael Nadal defeating Kevin Anderson in the final, while the women's singles tournament concluded with Sloane Stephens defeating Madison Keys in the final.

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TournamentEdit

 
Arthur Ashe Stadium before the retractable roof was installed and where the finals of the US Open took place

The 2017 US Open was the 137th edition of the tournament and took place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park of Queens in New York City, New York, United States. The tournament was held on 14 DecoTurf hard courts.

The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2017 ATP World Tour and the 2017 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There were also singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which were part of the Grade A category of tournaments. Additionally, there were singles and doubles wheelchair tennis events for men, women and quads.

The 2017 tournament saw the USTA try out two experimental rules. Firstly, the USTA introduced a shot clock to combat slow play and to address players going over the allotted time for warm ups and medical time outs. Secondly, coaching was allowed from the side of the court. Whilst a player was at the same end as their box they could verbally communicate, if they were at the opposite end then sign language would be allowed. This meant that coaching incidents involving Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Garcia at Wimbledon would have been allowed.[1][2][3] The rules only applied in qualifying matches for the main draw, junior, wheelchair and legends matches.[4]

The tournament was played on hard courts and took place over a series of 15 courts with DecoTurf surface, including the two existing main showcourts – Arthur Ashe Stadium and the new Grandstand. Louis Armstrong Stadium, one of the main stadiums used in the previous tournament, was demolished after the 2016 tournament and was replaced for the 2017 edition by a temporary stadium located next to parking lot B near the construction of the previous Louis Armstrong Stadium site.

BroadcastEdit

In the United States, the 2017 US Open will be the third year in a row under an 11-year, $825 million contract with ESPN, in which the broadcaster holds exclusive rights to the entire tournament and the US Open Series. This means that the tournament is not available on broadcast television. This also makes ESPN the exclusive U.S. broadcaster for three of the four tennis majors. In Australia, SBS won the rights to broadcast the US Open with the free to air coverage starting from the quarter finals.[5]

AméricasEdit

Point and prize money distributionEdit

Point distributionEdit

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

SeniorEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 2000 1200 720 360 180 90 45 10 25 16 8 0
Men's Doubles 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's Singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's Doubles 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize-money compensation for the 2017 US Open is $50.4 million, a 3.7% increase on the same total last year. Of that total, a record $3.7 million goes to both the men's and women's singles champions, which is increased to 7.5 percent from last year. This made the US Open the most lucrative and highest paying tennis grand slam in the world, leapfrogging Wimbledon in total prize money fund. Prize money for the US Open qualifying tournament is also up 49.2 percent, to $2.9 million.[6] The total prize money for the wheelchair tennis events was $200,000.[7]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles $3,700,000 $1,825,000 $920,000 $470,000 $253,625 $144,000 $86,000 $50,000 $16,350 $10,900 $5,606
Doubles $675,000 $340,000 $160,000 $82,000 $44,000 $26,500 $16,500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed Doubles $150,000 $70,000 $30,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Singles playersEdit

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

Singles seedsEdit

Seeds are based on the ATP and WTA rankings as of August 21, 2017. Rank and points before are as of August 28, 2017.

Men's singlesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 1   Rafael Nadal 7,645 180 2,000 9,465 Champion, defeated   Kevin Anderson [28]
2 2   Andy Murray 7,150 360 0 6,790 Withdrew due to hip injury[8]
3 3   Roger Federer 7,145 0 360 7,505 Quarterfinals lost to   Juan Martín del Potro [24]
4 6   Alexander Zverev 4,470 45 45 4,470 Second round lost to   Borna Ćorić
5 7   Marin Čilić 4,155 90 90 4,155 Third round lost to   Diego Schwartzman [29]
6 8   Dominic Thiem 4,030 180 180 4,030 Fourth round lost to   Juan Martín del Potro [24]
7 9   Grigor Dimitrov 3,710 180 45 3,575 Second round lost to   Andrey Rublev
8 12   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2,690 360 45 2,375 Second round lost to   Denis Shapovalov [Q]
9 14   David Goffin 2,525 10 180 2,695 Fourth round lost to   Andrey Rublev
10 15   John Isner 2,425 90 90 2,425 Third round lost to   Mischa Zverev [23]
11 13   Roberto Bautista Agut 2,525 90 90 2,525 Third round lost to   Juan Martín del Potro [24]
12 19   Pablo Carreño Busta 2,225 90 720 2,855 Semifinals lost to   Kevin Anderson [28]
13 16   Jack Sock 2,345 180 10 2,175 First round lost to   Jordan Thompson
14 17   Nick Kyrgios 2,325 90 10 2,245 First round lost to   John Millman [PR]
15 18   Tomáš Berdych 2,310 0 45 2,355 Second round lost to   Alexandr Dolgopolov
16 20   Lucas Pouille 2,210 360 180 2,030 Fourth round lost to   Diego Schwartzman [29]
17 21   Sam Querrey 2,095 10 360 2,445 Quarterfinals lost to   Kevin Anderson [28]
18 22   Gaël Monfils 1,915 720 90 1,285 Third round retired against   David Goffin [9]
19 23   Gilles Müller 1,885 10 45 1,920 Second round lost to   Paolo Lorenzi
20 24   Albert Ramos Viñolas 1,815 45 45 1,815 Second round lost to   Nicolas Mahut [Q]
21 25   David Ferrer 1,695 90 10 1,615 First round lost to vs.   Mikhail Kukushkin [Q]
22 26   Fabio Fognini 1,580 45 10 1,545 First round lost to   Stefano Travaglia [Q]
23 27   Mischa Zverev 1,484 70 180 1,594 Fourth round lost to   Sam Querrey [17]
24 28   Juan Martín del Potro 1,460 360 720 1,820 Semifinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [1]
25 29   Karen Khachanov 1,390 70 10 1,330 First round lost to   Lu Yen-hsun
26 30   Richard Gasquet 1,390 10 10 1,390 First round lost to   Leonardo Mayer [LL]
27 31   Pablo Cuevas 1,360 45 10 1,325 First round lost to   Damir Džumhur
28 32   Kevin Anderson 1,360 90 1,200 2,470 Runner-up, lost to   Rafael Nadal [1]
29 33   Diego Schwartzman 1,280 10+90 360+45 1,585 Quarterfinals lost to   Pablo Carreño Busta [12]
30 34   Adrian Mannarino 1,255 10 90 1,335 Third round lost to   Dominic Thiem [6]
31 35   Feliciano López 1,250 45 90 1,295 Third round lost to   Roger Federer [3]
32 36   Robin Haase 1,168 10+48 10+45 1,165 First round lost to   Kyle Edmund
33 37   Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,135 10 180 1,305 Fourth round lost to   Roger Federer [3]

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
4   Stan Wawrinka 5,690 2,000 3,690 Knee injury[9]
5   Novak Djokovic 5,325 1,200 4,125 Elbow injury[10]
10   Kei Nishikori 3,195 720 2,475 Wrist injury[11]
11   Milos Raonic 2,870 45 2,825 Wrist injury[12]

Women's singlesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
1 1   Karolína Plíšková 6,390 1,300 430 5,520 Quarterfinals lost to   CoCo Vandeweghe [20]
2 2   Simona Halep 6,385 430 10 5,965 First round lost to   Maria Sharapova [WC]
3 3   Garbiñe Muguruza 5,860 70 240 6,030 Fourth round lost to   Petra Kvitová [13]
4 4   Elina Svitolina 5,530 130 240 5,640 Fourth round lost to   Madison Keys [15]
5 5   Caroline Wozniacki 5,350 780 70 4,640 Second round lost to   Ekaterina Makarova
6 6   Angelique Kerber 5,146 2,000 10 3,156 First round lost to   Naomi Osaka
7 7   Johanna Konta 4,750 240 10 4,520 First round lost to   Aleksandra Krunić
8 8   Svetlana Kuznetsova 4,410 70 70 4,410 Second round lost to   Kurumi Nara
9 9   Venus Williams 4,216 240 780 4,756 Semifinals lost to   Sloane Stephens [PR]
10 11   Agnieszka Radwańska 3,570 240 130 3,460 Third round lost to   CoCo Vandeweghe [20]
11 10   Dominika Cibulková 3,830 130 70 3,770 Second round lost to   Sloane Stephens [PR]
12 12   Jeļena Ostapenko 3,382 10 130 3,502 Third round lost to   Daria Kasatkina
13 14   Petra Kvitová 3,120 240 430 3,310 Quarterfinals lost to   Venus Williams [9]
14 13   Kristina Mladenovic 3,155 70 10 3,095 First round lost to   Monica Niculescu
15 16   Madison Keys 2,343 240 1,300 3,403 Runner-up, lost to   Sloane Stephens [PR]
16 17   Anastasija Sevastova 2,295 430 430 2,295 Quarterfinals lost to   Sloane Stephens [PR]
17 18   Elena Vesnina 2,140 130 130 2,140 Third round lost to   Madison Keys [15]
18 19   Caroline Garcia 2,135 130 130 2,135 Third round lost to   Petra Kvitová [13]
19 21   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,065 130 10 1,945 First round lost to   Christina McHale
20 22   CoCo Vandeweghe 1,994 10 780 2,764 Semifinals lost to   Madison Keys [15]
21 23   Ana Konjuh 1,805 430 10 1,385 First round lost to   Ashleigh Barty
22 24   Peng Shuai 1,800 10 70 1,860 Second round lost to   Donna Vekić
23 25   Barbora Strýcová 1,725 10 70 1,785 Second round lost to   Jennifer Brady
24 27   Kiki Bertens 1,670 10 10 1,670 First round lost to   Maria Sakkari
25 20   Daria Gavrilova 2,075 10 70 2,135 Second round lost to   Shelby Rogers
26 29   Anett Kontaveit 1,630 10 10 1,630 First round lost to   Lucie Šafářová
27 26   Zhang Shuai 1,685 130 130 1,685 Third round lost to   Karolína Plíšková [1]
28 30   Lesia Tsurenko 1,625 240 10 1,395 First round lost to   Yanina Wickmayer
29 31   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 1,615 70 70 1,615 Second round lost to   Carla Suárez Navarro
30 33   Julia Görges 1,570 70 240 1,740 Fourth round lost to   Sloane Stephens [PR]
31 32   Magdaléna Rybáriková 1,577 0 130 1,707 Third round lost to   Garbiñe Muguruza [3]
32 34   Lauren Davis 1,476 70 10 1,416 First round lost to   Sofia Kenin [WC]