Following this week’s Western & Southern Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the ATP Tour will continue on with the US Open. The draw for the 2020 edition will be held on Thursday in New York, with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic set to lead the field.
Djokovic is a three-time champion at this hard-court major (2011, ’15, ’18), and will be going for his second Grand Slam title of the season following his triumph at the Australian Open. Dominic Thiem, who finished runner-up to Djokovic in Melbourne, will be seeded second.
Third seed Daniil Medvedev will look for another memorable run at Flushing Meadows, where he rallied from two sets down against Rafael Nadal in the 2019 final before the Spaniard prevailed 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 after a four-hour, 49-minute battle.
Five different players have won the US Open over the past decade. In addition to Djokovic and Nadal (2010, ’13, ’17, ’19), champions include Andy Murray (2012), Marin Cilic (2014) and Stan Wawrinka (2016). Murray, who fought past Frances Tiafoe and Alexander Zverev in the first two rounds of the Western & Southern Open, is a wild card entry.
Here’s all you need to know about the US Open: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 31 August – 13 September 2020
Director: Stacey Allaster
Draw Ceremony: Thursday, 27 August
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Main draw: Monday, 31 August – Monday, 7 September at 11:00am and 7:00pm
* Singles quarter-finals, doubles semi-finals: Tuesday, 8 September – Wednesday, 9 September at 12:00pm.and 7:00pm
* Doubles final: Thursday, 10 September at 3:00pm
* Singles semi-finals: Friday, 1 September at 4:00pm
* Singles final: Sunday, 13 September at 4:00pm
How To Watch
View TV Schedule
Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Prize Money: $21,656,000
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras (5)
Most Titles, Doubles: Mike Bryan (6)
Oldest Champion: Ken Rosewall, 35, in 1970
Youngest Champion: Pete Sampras, 19, in 1990
Lowest-Ranked Champion (since 1979): No. 20 Andre Agassi in 1994
Most Match Wins: Jimmy Connors (98)
Singles:  Rafael Nadal (ESP) d  Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 75 63 57 46 64 Read More
Doubles:  Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) d  Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 64 75 Read More
Did You Know… The US Open bears little resemblance to the tournament started in 1881. It has evolved from an exclusive men’s singles and doubles tournament in Newport, R.I., to a two-week sports and entertainment extravaganza held at Flushing Meadows. More than 700,000 fans enter the gates annually at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, but the 2020 tournament will be played without fans on site due to COVID-19.