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.
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.
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. The rules only applied in qualifying matches for the main draw, junior, wheelchair and legends matches.
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.
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.
Point and prize money distributionEdit
Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q||Q3||Q2||Q1|
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. The total prize money for the wheelchair tennis events was $200,000.
|Event||W||F||SF||QF||Round of 16||Round of 32||Round of 64||Round of 128||Q3||Q2||Q1|
Seeds are based on the ATP and WTA rankings as of August 21, 2017. Rank and points before are as of August 28, 2017.
|1||1||Rafael Nadal||7,645||180||2,000||9,465||Champion, defeated Kevin Anderson |
|7,150||360||0||6,790||Withdrew due to hip injury|
|3||3||Roger Federer||7,145||0||360||7,505||Quarterfinals lost to Juan Martín del Potro |
|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 |
|6||8||Dominic Thiem||4,030||180||180||4,030||Fourth round lost to Juan Martín del Potro |
|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 |
|11||13||Roberto Bautista Agut||2,525||90||90||2,525||Third round lost to Juan Martín del Potro |
|12||19||Pablo Carreño Busta||2,225||90||720||2,855||Semifinals lost to Kevin Anderson |
|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 |
|17||21||Sam Querrey||2,095||10||360||2,445||Quarterfinals lost to Kevin Anderson |
|18||22||Gaël Monfils||1,915||720||90||1,285||Third round retired against David Goffin |
|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 |
|24||28||Juan Martín del Potro||1,460||360||720||1,820||Semifinals lost to Rafael Nadal |
|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 |
|29||33||Diego Schwartzman||1,280||10+90||360+45||1,585||Quarterfinals lost to Pablo Carreño Busta |
|30||34||Adrian Mannarino||1,255||10||90||1,335||Third round lost to Dominic Thiem |
|31||35||Feliciano López||1,250||45||90||1,295||Third round lost to Roger Federer |
|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 |
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|
|5||Novak Djokovic||5,325||1,200||4,125||Elbow injury|
|10||Kei Nishikori||3,195||720||2,475||Wrist injury|
|11||Milos Raonic||2,870||45||2,825||Wrist injury|
|1||1||Karolína Plíšková||6,390||1,300||430||5,520||Quarterfinals lost to CoCo Vandeweghe |
|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 |
|4||4||Elina Svitolina||5,530||130||240||5,640||Fourth round lost to Madison Keys |
|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 |
|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 |
|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 |
|18||19||Caroline Garcia||2,135||130||130||2,135||Third round lost to Petra Kvitová |
|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 |
|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 |
|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 |
|32||34||Lauren Davis||1,476||70||10||1,416||First round lost to Sofia Kenin [WC]|