The US Open is a hard-court Grand Slam tournament organized by the United States Tennis Association. First held in 1881, it was originally known as the US National Championships.
Here's everything you need to know about the final major of the year:
When does the US Open take place?
* This year's US Open will take place from August 28th to September 28th. 10
WHERE WILL THE US OPEN TAKE PLACE?
* The US Open is held in New York every year.
* The three main tournaments of the US Open are Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and the Grandstand.
* Arthur Ashe Stadium (capacity: 23,771) is named after the only black man to win singles titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open. He was also a well-known human rights activist.
* Louis Armstrong Stadium (capacity: 14,053) was named after jazz great Armstrong, who lived a few blocks from the venue until his death in 1971. It opened during the 2018 event to replace the 1978 stadium of the same name and features a retractable roof like the main court.
* The grandstand (capacity: 8,125) made its debut on August 29, 2016, the opening day of the 2016 US Open.
WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE US OPEN?
* The top ranked players will automatically enter the main draw with 32 seeded players announced prior to the draw to ensure they do not clash in the early rounds. Seedings are based on world rankings, which is determined by the points players accumulate on the tour.
* Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz of Spain is the men's world number one. He won his second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.
* Poland's Iga Swiatek, the French Open champion, is number one in the women's world and will defend her New York title.
* The organizers are also awarding wildcards to local hopefuls and notable players who have fallen behind in the leaderboard.
1 Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)
2 Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
3 Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
4 Holger Rune (Denmark)
5 Casper Ruud (Norway)
6 Jannik Sinner (Italy)
7 Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
8 Andrey Rublev (Russia)
9Taylor Fritz (USA)
10 Frances Tiafoe (United States)
1 Iga Swiatek (Poland)
2 Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
3Jessica Pegula (USA)
4 Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)
5 Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
6 Coco Gauff (United States)
7 Caroline Garcia (France)
8 Maria Sakkari (Greece)
9 Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic)
10 Karolina Muchova (Czech Republic)
WHERE TO WATCH THE US OPENING ON TV
The full list of official US Open broadcasters in each country can be found here.
* Africa: beIN Sports and SuperSport.
* Europe: Eurosport, Sky Sports, Sportdeutschland.TV, SuperTennis and Telefonica/Movistar.
* Asia Pacific and Oceania: CCTV, Digicel, MIGU, Nine, Sportcast, SPOTV, Stan Sport, TVNZ and WOWOW.
* India and Subcontinent: Sony Sports Network.
* Latin America and Caribbean: ESPN Brazil, ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Latin America (North and South), TV Globo.
* Middle East: beIN Sports.
* North America: TSN, ESPN.
(Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, edited by Pritha Sarkar)