US Open 2016

From 24 August to 11 September, New York City is abuzz with tennis fans who will flock here to watch the famous annual US Open Tennis Championships. Baroque Access finds out all about it

 

Since 1987, the popular US Open has been the fourth and final tennis competition of the year, following the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon. As usual, this year’s 2016 US Open Champs will begin on the last Monday in August and last for 14 days until 11 September. The Labor Day weekend is the middle weekend of the championships. As in previous years, the Championships will include men’s and women’s singles and doubles as well as mixed doubles. There are also tournaments for senior, junior and wheelchair players.

The US Open is owned and organized by the US Tennis Association (USTA) and is played on acrylic hard courts. As USTA is a non-profit organization, proceeds from tickets, sponsorships, TV deals etc are used to promote and develop tennis in the US. This tournament is the only Grand Slam to employ tie-breakers in every set of a match.

 

Singles and doubles draws for the 2016 US Open

World Number One and defending champion Novak Djokovic will be in focus, as he beat Roger Federer to claim his second title in 2015, and his 10th Grand Slam overall. Other contenders are Wimbledon winner Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, who last won the title in 2013. Roger Federer will not be taking part, due to injury.

 

On the women’s side, the focus will be on Serena Williams, who recently also won at Wimbledon. If she wins at the US Open on 10 September, a win that would be her eighth at the US Open Champs, Williams could also receive the 23rd Grand Slam singles crown. Contenders hoping to win against her are Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza, Agnieska Radwanska and Johanna Konta from Britain. Maria Sharapova will not be playing as she is banned after a doping violation.

 

Below is a full schedule of all the matches taking place during the US Open 2016 Championships. If you are interested in attending this extremely popular event, contact Baroque Access right away, info@baroqueaccess.com, and we will sort out tickets for you. If you are coming from further afield, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can make all your travel arrangements. So mail them now, info@baroquetravel.com.

 

US OPEN 2016 CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

Tue 23 August

11am: Qualifying tournament

 

Wed 24 August

11am: Qualifying tournament

 

Thu 25 August

11am: Qualifying tournament

 

Fri 26 August

11am: Qualifying tournament

 

Sat 27 August

9.30am: Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day

 

Mon 29 August

11am: Men’s & Women’s 1st Round

7pm: Men’s & Women’s 1st Round

 

Tue 30 August

11am: Men’s & Women’s 1st Round

7pm: Men’s & Women’s 1st Round

 

Wed 31 August

11am: Men’s 1st Round & Women’s 2nd Round

7pm: Men’s 1st Round & Women’s 2nd Round

 

Thu 1 September

11am: Men’s 2nd Round & Women’s 2nd Round

7pm: Men’s 2nd Round & Women’s 2nd Round

 

Fri 2 September

11am: Men’s 2nd Round & Women’s 3rd Round

7pm: Men’s 2nd Round & Women’s 3rd Round

 

Sat 3 September

11am: Men’s 3rd Round & Women’s 3rd Round

7pm: Men’s 3rd Round & Women’s 3rd Round

 

Sun 4 September

11am: Men’s 3rd Round & Women’s 4th Round

7pm: Men’s 3rd Round & Women’s 4th Round

 

Mon 5 September

11am: Men’s 4th Round & Women’s 4th Round

7pm: Men’s 4th Round & Women’s 4th Round

 

Tue 6 September

11am: Men’s 4th Round & Women’s Quarterfinals

7pm: Men’s 4th Round & Women’s Quarterfinals

 

Wed 7 September

11am: Men’s Quarterfinals & Women’s Quarterfinals

7pm: Men’s Quarterfinals & Women’s Quarterfinals

 

Thu 8 September

TBA: Women’s Semifinals

 

Fri 9 September

TBA: Men’s Semifinals

 

Sat 10 September

TBA: Women’s Singles Final

 

Sun 11 September

TBA: Men’s Singles Final