2021 US Open (tennis)

The 2021 US Open was the 141st 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 Flushing Meadows, New York City.

2021 US Open
DateAugust 30 – September 12
Edition141st
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S/64D/32X
Prize moneyUS$57,500,000
SurfaceHard
LocationNew York City, United States
VenueUSTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's singles
Russia Daniil Medvedev
Women's singles
United Kingdom Emma Raducanu
Men's doubles
United States Rajeev Ram / United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
Women's doubles
Australia Samantha Stosur / China Zhang Shuai
Mixed doubles
United States Desirae Krawczyk / United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
Wheelchair men's singles
Japan Shingo Kunieda
Wheelchair women's singles
Netherlands Diede de Groot
Wheelchair quad singles
Australia Dylan Alcott
Wheelchair men's doubles
United Kingdom Alfie Hewett / United Kingdom Gordon Reid
Wheelchair women's doubles
Netherlands Diede de Groot / Netherlands Aniek van Koot
Wheelchair quad doubles
Netherlands Sam Schröder / Netherlands Niels Vink
Boys' singles
Spain Daniel Rincón
Girls' singles
United States Robin Montgomery
Boys' doubles
France Max Westphal / Hong Kong Coleman Wong
Girls' doubles
United States Ashlyn Krueger / United States Robin Montgomery
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Daniil Medvedev won the men's singles title. Emma Raducanu won the women's singles title, becoming the first qualifier, male or female, to reach a major final and win a major title.

Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka were the men's and women's singles defending champions. However, Thiem withdrew from the tournament due to a wrist injury causing him to end his season early.[1] Osaka lost in the third round to Leylah Fernandez.[2]

Both Dylan Alcott and Diede de Groot achieved the Golden Slam in wheelchair quad singles and wheelchair women's singles, respectively, by winning all four majors and the Paralympics in 2021.[3][4] Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid also achieved the Grand Slam in wheelchair men's doubles by winning all four majors in 2021.[5] Novak Djokovic was attempting to be the first man to complete a calendar Grand Slam in men's singles since Rod Laver in 1969, having won the men's singles tournaments at the 2021 Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, but unlike Alcott and de Groot who won the Olympic medal (Djokovic lost to Alexander Zverev in the semifinal for the gold medal match at the Olympics in 2021), he lost to Medvedev in the final.

This was the first Major tournament since the 1997 Australian Open not to feature Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, or Venus Williams in the main singles draw.[6]

The United States Tennis Association allowed the return of spectators after the 2020 tournament was held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in New York. Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases resulting from the delta variant of the virus, spectators had to present a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to be allowed to enter the grounds.[7]

TournamentEdit

The 2021 US Open was the 141st 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, United States.

The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and part of the 2021 ATP Tour and the 2021 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws, as both doubles draws returned to the standard 64 players, and singles players remained in standard 128-person format in each category. There were also singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18).

The tournament was played on hard courts and took place over a series of 17 courts with Laykold surface, including the three existing main showcourts – Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand.

Wheelchair events were held on September 9 as scheduled. Unlike previous events on scheduling conflicts with the tournament and the Summer Paralympic Games, the 2020 Summer Paralympics (which was delayed from 2020 due to the pandemic) were held during the first week of the tournament.[8]

Singles playersEdit

Men's singles
Women's singles

EventsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Women's singlesEdit

Men's doublesEdit

Women's doublesEdit

Mixed doublesEdit

Wheelchair men's singlesEdit

Wheelchair women's singlesEdit

Wheelchair quad singlesEdit

Wheelchair men's doublesEdit

Wheelchair women's doublesEdit

Wheelchair quad doublesEdit

Boys' singlesEdit

Girls' singlesEdit

Boys' doublesEdit

Girls' doublesEdit

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 R4 R3 R2 R1 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 US Open has the richest prize purse of all Grand Slams. The total prize money compensation for the 2021 US Open is $57.5 million.[9]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q3 Q2 Q1
Singles $2,500,000 $1,250,000 $675,000 $425,000 $265,000 $180,000 $115,000 $75,000 $42,000 $32,000 $20,000
Doubles $660,000 $330,000 $164,000 $93,000 $54,000 $34,000 $20,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed doubles $160,000 $78,000 $40,000 $22,000 $13,400 $7,800 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Defending champion Dominic Thiem to miss US Open tennis tournament with wrist injury". ESPN. 18 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Naomi Osaka Loses at the U.S. Open and May Take a Break from Tennis". The New York Times. 2021-09-04. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  3. ^ Bevan, Emily (12 September 2021). "Alcott, De Groot seal Golden Slam as Kunieda retains US Open title". International Tennis Federation.
  4. ^ "Two for two: Dylan Alcott follows de Groot in winning Golden Slam". US Open. Victoria Chiesa. 12 September 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-09-13. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  5. ^ Bevan, Emily (12 September 2021). "Alcott to meet Vink, Hewett-Reid secure calendar Grand Slam". International Tennis Federation.
  6. ^ @BleacherReport (25 August 2021). "Venus Williams withdraws from the US..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Waldstein, David (August 27, 2021). "U.S. Open Tightens Protocols, Fans Must Provide Proof of Covid Vaccination". The New York Times. Retrieved August 29, 2021.
  8. ^ Kapetanakis, Arthur (August 3, 2021). "2021 US Open Series Interview: Rafael Nadal". USOpen.org. Retrieved September 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "2021 US Open offers record prize money, $57.5 million in total player compensation". US Open. 2021-08-23. Retrieved 2021-08-26.

External linksEdit

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