2017 US Open (tennis)

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
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
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
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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.

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 15 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
Women's singles 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Women's doubles 10

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
Mixed doubles $150,000 $70,000 $30,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000

Singles playersEdit

Men's singles
Women's singles

Day-by-day summariesEdit

Doubles seedsEdit

Mixed doublesEdit

Team Rank1 Seed
  Martina Hingis   Jamie Murray 11 1
  Sania Mirza   Ivan Dodig 19 2
  Chan Hao-ching   Michael Venus 24 3
  Tímea Babos   Bruno Soares 26 4
  Casey Dellacqua   Rajeev Ram 27 5
  Andrea Hlaváčková   Édouard Roger-Vasselin 38 6
  Gabriela Dabrowski   Rohan Bopanna 39 7
  Lucie Hradecká   Marcin Matkowski 45 8

1Rankings as of August 21, 2017.

EventsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Women's singlesEdit

Men's doublesEdit

Women's doublesEdit

Mixed doublesEdit

Junior boys' singlesEdit

Junior girls' singlesEdit

Junior boys' doublesEdit

Junior girls' doublesEdit

Men's champions doublesEdit

Women's champions doublesEdit

Wheelchair men's singlesEdit

Wheelchair women's singlesEdit

Wheelchair quad singlesEdit

Wheelchair men's doublesEdit

Wheelchair women's doublesEdit

Wheelchair quad doublesEdit

Wild card entriesEdit

The following players were given wildcards to the main draw based on internal selection and recent performances.