July 12, 2013
What makes tennis so exciting for fans, and so difficult for players, is that the various Grand Slam events are played on different surfaces. The French Open is played on clay, Wimbledon on grass and the Australian and US Opens on a concrete court covered with an artificial playing surface.
Since 1978, the US Open has been played on a surface specially made for tennis called Deco Turf. Made out of layers of rubber, silica and acrylic, Deco Turf does not slow the ball down as much as other synthetic surfaces, and balls also do not bounce as high.Read the rest of this entry »
May 18, 2013
The US Open originated at the Newport Casino in Rhode Island, where the first championship was held in 1881. Since moving to Forest Hills New York in 1915, the Open has been the center stage for a number of memorable championship showdowns. This includes the Open’s longest match, the marathon 1988 final between Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl. Wilander outlasted Lendl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in an epic battle that lasted 4 hours and 55 minutes. It was a rematch of the 1987 Open final, a four-setter won by Lendl Read the rest of this entry »
March 22, 2013
The first US Open tennis championship was held in 1881 in Newport, Rhode Island. Richard Sears emerged victorious, and he remained the singles champ for the next seven years.
In 1915, the tournament was moved to Forest Hills, New York, because more players and fans lived in that area. The championship moved again in 1921 and was played for the next two years in Philadelphia before returning to New York in 1924. That same year, the tournament became recognized as a major championship by the International Tennis Federation.
In 1968, the open era began and the US Open welcomed professionals for the first Read the rest of this entry »
June 18, 2012
The US Open is one of the four best tennis tournaments that take place every year. It is part of the group known as the tennis Grand Slams. There are also Grand Slam tournaments played in Australia, England, and France each year. Any player who wins all four championships is said to have won the “Career Grand Slam”. Winning all four grand slams in one year is called the “Calendar Grand Slam”.
The US Open is played at Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York. This tournament is held in the months of Read the rest of this entry »
June 17, 2012
Many tennis aficionados hold the 1980 US Open Men’s Singles Final between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg as one of the greatest matches ever played. With Borg as the 1 seed and McEnroe as the 2 seed, the pair delivered an exhilarating five-set match over the course of four hours and 13 minutes. Despite the fact that Borg was the favored winner and that he had defeated McEnroe just two months earlier at Wimbledon in an equally thrilling match, the 1980 US Open ended with McEnroe as the US Men’s Singles Champion for the second year in a row.Confused? Read the rest of this entry »
June 16, 2012
What to bring to the US Open is a question that a lot of people end up asking. In order to get a good answer, you need to know how long you will be spending at the tennis grounds. During the first week of the tournament, many people decide to get the grounds package for a day. This allows access to all the outside courts (except the main two courts) so you can really get a feel of matches that are Read the rest of this entry »
June 12, 2012
The best place to get US Open tickets is on the official tournament’s website, which is USOpen.org. This is the website every year, so you can always log on to see when the next tournament is being played. Typically the tickets tab will let you know when there is a general sale for tickets. The tickets go on sale in two parts. The first is a preferred sale for American Express customers. The rest of the tickets are on general sale until they are sold out. Some Read the rest of this entry »
June 11, 2012
The outright favorites for the mixed doubles division for the US Open 2012 have to be Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza. These are two extremely famous tennis players from India. However, tvsavings.org, both achieved fame for something other than mixed doubles. Bhupathi was part of the famous duo with Leander Paes that won so many titles at Grand Slams for years. He perfected his doubles game at this time and also achieved mixed doubles success later with various partners. Sania Mirza is known for her singles career, where she initially made quite an impression in the rankings and at tournaments. However, her singles game has declined slightly since her tennis debut. This decline has been offset by some tremendous mixed doubles performances. 2012 has been an amazing year for these two tennis players. Bhupathi and Mirza have already won both the Australian Open and Roland Garros Mixed Doubles events. There are still two more Grand Slams left in the year (Wimbledon and US Open), but these two will have their eyes firmly on the prize of a calendar grand slam. With the Olympic games coming up as well, this could be the most successful year of these two tennis stars’ lives. The US Open should certainly be a great tournament for them.The hits keep cominâ€™: Mahesh Bhupathi-Sania Mirza win French Open mixed doubles title