There are currently 14 men in the top 100, the most since 1996, but none in the top 20. While the United States may not have any truly elite players right now, it does have youth.
Anxiety forced Fish to withdraw from the 2012 U.S. Open. Now he is open about his mental health and works with the U.S.T.A. to provide more resources for players.
Andy Murray says his Monday opponent employs stall tactics too often. Reilly Opelka says Tsitsipas is probably changing his socks.
Leaders in the game noted that Osaka’s decision to bypass news conferences came as major media organizations had been cutting back on tennis coverage for years, a troubling dynamic for a sport that battles for exposure.
Recreational athletes flocked to accessible and safely distanced sports. Leaders in golf and tennis — both of which have had massive public investment — want to sustain their pandemic booms.
The next generation of American men are still searching for a big win on a Grand Slam stage against the best players.
The expansion of the National Tennis Center in Queens was among the signature achievements of the former mayor, who still played into his late 80s.
Does this Grand Slam title deserve an asterisk given the absence of so many stars? Not if Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka endure at the top of the sport. They appear on track for just that.
No Federer or Nadal, and so many top women taking a pass, plus a fracas with the French, but the United States Tennis Association needed to hold this tournament and has no regrets.
For years, college tennis was seen as a dead end for aspiring pros. Jennifer Brady, a semifinalist at the U.S. Open, is the latest player to show it does not have to be.
The rule on the books is not well-known to some tennis fans, but it is clear.
“It’s amazing to see so many girls that look like me playing in the tournament and the main draw,” said Hailey Baptiste, 18, who received a U.S. Open wild card.
Kristina Mladenovic was so close to a dominant victory. After it fell apart, she said that the restrictions she faced because of another player’s positive virus test had taken a toll.
Anhelina Kalinina and Damir Dzumhur traveled from Eastern Europe to get to the United States Open. Then they ran into the buzz saw of No. 1 seeds.
Buyers worried about the health risks of living in packed urban neighborhoods seek the space and land the city can’t provide.
Two players withdrew from the first New York event, the Western & Southern Open, after their fitness trainer tested positive for the virus, but the qualifying tournament has started for the U.S. Open’s precursor.
Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Sofia Kenin remain, giving the New York event plenty of star power and interesting story lines.
Both the ATP Tour and the WTA are set to resume play in August, but travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines may pose roadblocks.
The men’s and women’s tennis tours are set to resume in August, as both circuits announced their plans on Wednesday.
The president of the United States Tennis Association said a decision on staging the Open must be made next week, but some top international players have reservations on the proposal.
The funding, intended to help during shutdowns associated with the coronavirus pandemic, comes amid uncertainty about whether the association will be able to host the U.S. Open tournament as planned.