US Tennis Open 2020-Fourth and Last Slam
The US Tennis Open is the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the tennis calendar year and is one of the most eagerly awaited, by players and fans alike.
- US Tennis Open 2020 dates are from August 31st – 13th of September
Being one of the oldest tennis championships currently in operation, the tournament is steeped in history and was first contested in 1881. Despite joining the Australian Open in using a hardcourt surface for all matches, each Grand Slam tournament has its unique features and the US Open is no different.
- Men’s 2019 Single Winner: Rafael Nadal
- Ladies 2019 Single Winner: Bianca Andreescu
The Tie-Breaker Slam
The US Open is the only Grand Slam event that uses tiebreaks in every set of a match. So, whereas the last set is decided by the player to open a two-game lead from 6-6 onwards at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, the US Open goes into a tie break situation.
This can often be more exciting for the crowd, as the pressure is really on the players to deliver. In both 1981 and 1985 the women’s final went to a deciding set tie-break, which is thrilling to watch for spectators.
The Fast Surface
Although it can seem as though most hardcourt surfaces play the same, this is not always the case. At the US Open, the playing surface is DecoTurf, which is fast and produces a lower bounce than many other hardcourt types.
Common thought is that this is conducive to playing serve and volley but if Stan Wawrinka’s victory over Novak Djokovic in the men’s final in 2016 showed us anything, it’s that powerful ground strokes still have a huge part to play at the US Open.
Final Grand Slam of the Calendar Year
Being the final Grand Slam of the year, every player is desperate to perform well and give themselves a chance of writing their names in to the history books. Furthermore, there is a chance the calendar year Grand Slam could still be up for grabs.
Who can forget Serena Williams, under huge pressure in 2015, going down to unseeded Roberta Vinci in the 2015 semi-final, while on the verge of completing the calendar year Grand Slam? It’s dramatic moments like these, that the US Open is made for.
Will Federer and Williams Win a Grand Slam in 2019?
The 2019 US Open should see the stars of the sport back at their best. With Roger Federer bowing out of Wimbledon to Djokovic in an epic final, and Serena Williams losing to a speedy Halep, both players will hope to take it 1 step further in 2019 and give the crowd the spectacle they desire.
US Tennis Open Men’s Singles – Djokovic in Lead
Djokovic has returned to his former self in 2019 winning 2 slams (Australian Open and Wimbledon). His winner mentality and fast movement saw him overcome Federer in a 4 hours and 57 minutes draining match. Djokovic will be the player to beat if any other player has his mind on lifting the 2019 US tennis grand slam tournament.
Rafael Nadal will be looking for his second grand slam in 2019, after winning the Roland Garros. If he triumphs again, this will be his 19th Grand Slam title, 1 less than Federer. The Spaniard has made an incredible return to fitness and form having been written off by many onlookers before 2019. Nadal is in a determined mood (as usual) and expect to see him put up a huge fight for the title in 2019.
If Federer can remain fit, he can contend for the title failing inches short in Wimbledon. The Swiss showed what he is capable of in 2019 when feeling 100% and remains the best all-round player in men’s tennis. Rest and recuperation is the key. The same applies Rafa Nadal.
Who will win the men’s singles US Tennis Open 2019?
In 2 word: Novak Djokovic. He’s fit and in form, but most importantly the winning mentality is there. He will see of the competition from Federer and Nadal.
US Tennis Open Women’s Singles – The Lottery Might End
The 2019 US Tennis Open women’s singles might set us up with 2 optional rematches: Serena vs Osaka, or Halep vs Serena. After years of unpredictable winners, there now seems to be 3 leaders in the Women’s Singles: Williams, Osaka, and Halep.
We probably won’t see in 2019 a special event in 2017 as two American players made the final for the first time since 2002. Sloane Stephens won her first Grand Slam title, defeating Madison Keys in the final.
Improvement called for US Open 2019
While local fans enjoyed seeing American players reach the latter stages of the tournament, the standard of the ladies’ tennis was not what we come to expect from a great event like the US Open.
The 2019 edition of the tournament is sure to be highly competitive, with the top names in the women’s game coming back to prove a point after failing to stamp their authority of the event in 2019.
After the birth of her child and the age (40 in September), Serena is finding it hard to reach the same level of dominance she had in the ladies’ game. She reached the Wimbledon final in 2019, but couldn’t keep up with the pace of Halep. But this is Serena. Her loss against Osaka in the 2018 US Open final, and the recent loss to Halep, will only give her the extra fuel needed.
In 2018 she finally found that little bit extra to win the Roland Garros, which gave her the confidence to win the 2019 Wimbledon final. She’s at the top of her game at the moment, and she’ll be looking to lift the last slam in 2019. Her fast movement allows her to cover the court with great speed, and with improved returns she is a top contender for the US Tennis Open 2019.
Seeded no.1 in the world, Osaka stunned the world after beating Serena in the 2018 US Open finals. Naomi proved she was no fluke by winning the women’s singles Australian Open in 2019. What came as a surprise, were her following performances in Roland Garros and Wimbledon. crashing in the 3rd and 1st round respectively, the tennis open NYC will be her biggest test: can Osaka bounce back or fall deeper?
Who will win the women’s singles US Tennis Open 2019?
With Halep, Osaka, and Serena leading the path, my choice will be Serena. I can only imagine she’s fuming after loosing to both players, and want her revenge. This will lead her to play without fear and bring the best out of her, even if she’s 39 (and almost 40 in September).
So Why US Tennis Open 2020?
Do not be surprised to see the 2020 US Open push the boundaries of common practice once more, to not only maintain but improve the quality of what is already a high class and exciting tournament.