2017 US Open (tennis)

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2017 US Open
DateAugust 28 – September 10
Edition137th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S/64D/32X
Prize money $50,400,000
Surface Hard
Location New York City, New York, United States
Venue USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Champions
Men's Singles
Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Flag of the United States.svg Sloane Stephens
Men's Doubles
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jean-Julien Rojer / Flag of Romania.svg Horia Tecău
Women's Doubles
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chan Yung-jan / Flag of Switzerland.svg Martina Hingis
Mixed Doubles
Flag of Switzerland.svg Martina Hingis / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jamie Murray
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Flag of France.svg Stéphane Houdet
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Flag of Japan.svg Yui Kamiji
Wheelchair Quad Singles
Flag of the United States.svg David Wagner
Wheelchair Men's Doubles
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alfie Hewett / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gordon Reid
Wheelchair Women's Doubles
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Marjolein Buis / Flag of the Netherlands.svg Diede de Groot
Wheelchair Quad Doubles
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Lapthorne / Flag of the United States.svg David Wagner
Boys' Singles
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wu Yibing
Girls' Singles
Flag of the United States.svg Amanda Anisimova
Boys' Doubles
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Hsu Yu-hsiou / Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wu Yibing
Girls' Doubles
Flag of Serbia.svg Olga Danilović / Flag of Ukraine.svg Marta Kostyuk
Men's Champions Invitational
Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe / Flag of the United States.svg Patrick McEnroe
Women's Champions Invitational
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Kim Clijsters / Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova
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The 2017 US Open was the 137th edition of tennis' US Open and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It was held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Experimental rules featured in qualifying for the main draw as well as in the junior, wheelchair and exhibition events.

Contents

Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber were the previous year's men's and women's singles champions. Neither managed to defend their title as Wawrinka withdrew before the start of the tournament due to a knee injury that ended his season, while Kerber lost in the first round to Naomi Osaka.

The men's singles tournament concluded with Rafael Nadal defeating Kevin Anderson in the final, while the women's singles tournament concluded with Sloane Stephens defeating Madison Keys in the final.

Tournament

Arthur Ashe Stadium before the retractable roof was installed and where the finals of the US Open took place Arthurashestadium.jpg
Arthur Ashe Stadium before the retractable roof was installed and where the finals of the US Open took place

The 2017 US Open was the 137th edition of the tournament and took place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park of Queens in New York City, New York, United States. The tournament was held on 15 DecoTurf hard courts.

The tournament was an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and was part of the 2017 ATP World Tour and the 2017 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament consisted of both men's and women's singles and doubles draws as well as a mixed doubles event. There were also singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which were part of the Grade A category of tournaments. Additionally, there were singles and doubles wheelchair tennis events for men, women and quads.

The 2017 tournament saw the USTA try out two experimental rules. Firstly, the USTA introduced a shot clock to combat slow play and to address players going over the allotted time for warm ups and medical time outs. Secondly, coaching was allowed from the side of the court. Whilst a player was at the same end as their box they could verbally communicate, if they were at the opposite end then sign language would be allowed. This meant that coaching incidents involving Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Garcia at Wimbledon would have been allowed. [1] [2] [3] The rules only applied in qualifying matches for the main draw, junior, wheelchair and legends matches. [4]

The tournament was played on hard courts and took place over a series of 15 courts with DecoTurf surface, including the two existing main showcourts – Arthur Ashe Stadium and the new Grandstand. Louis Armstrong Stadium, one of the main stadiums used in the previous tournament, was demolished after the 2016 tournament and was replaced for the 2017 edition by a temporary stadium located next to parking lot B near the construction of the previous Louis Armstrong Stadium site.

Broadcast

In the United States, the 2017 US Open will be the third year in a row under an 11-year, $825 million contract with ESPN, in which the broadcaster holds exclusive rights to the entire tournament and the US Open Series. This means that the tournament is not available on broadcast television. This also makes ESPN the exclusive U.S. broadcaster for three of the four tennis majors. In Australia, SBS won the rights to broadcast the US Open with the free to air coverage starting from the quarter finals. [5]

Américas

Point and prize money distribution

Point distribution

Below is a series of tables for each of the competitions showing the ranking points on offer for each event.

Senior

EventWFSFQFRound of 16Round of 32Round of 64Round of 128QQ3Q2Q1
Men's Singles20001200720360180904510251680
Men's Doubles0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Women's Singles130078043024013070104030202
Women's Doubles10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Prize money

The total prize-money compensation for the 2017 US Open is $50.4 million, a 3.7% increase on the same total last year. Of that total, a record $3.7 million goes to both the men's and women's singles champions, which is increased to 7.5 percent from last year. This made the US Open the most lucrative and highest paying tennis grand slam in the world, leapfrogging Wimbledon in total prize money fund. Prize money for the US Open qualifying tournament is also up 49.2 percent, to $2.9 million. [6] The total prize money for the wheelchair tennis events was $200,000. [7]

EventWFSFQFRound of 16Round of 32Round of 64Round of 128Q3Q2Q1
Singles$3,700,000$1,825,000$920,000$470,000$253,625$144,000$86,000$50,000$16,350$10,900$5,606
Doubles$675,000$340,000$160,000$82,000$44,000$26,500$16,500N/AN/AN/AN/A
Mixed Doubles$150,000$70,000$30,000$15,000$10,000$5,000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Singles players

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Day-by-day summaries

Singles seeds

Seeds are based on the ATP and WTA rankings as of August 21, 2017. Rank and points before are as of August 28, 2017.

Men's singles

SeedRankPlayerPoints
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
11 Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 7,6451802,0009,465Champion, defeated Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson [28]
22 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray 7,15036006,790Withdrew due to hip injury [8]
33 Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer 7,14503607,505Quarterfinals lost to Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martín del Potro [24]
46 Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Zverev 4,47045454,470Second round lost to Flag of Croatia.svg Borna Ćorić
57 Flag of Croatia.svg Marin Čilić 4,15590904,155Third round lost to Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Schwartzman [29]
68 Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem 4,0301801804,030Fourth round lost to Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martín del Potro [24]
79 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Grigor Dimitrov 3,710180453,575Second round lost to Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Rublev
812 Flag of France.svg Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2,690360452,375Second round lost to Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Denis Shapovalov [Q]
914 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg David Goffin 2,525101802,695Fourth round lost to Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Rublev
1015 Flag of the United States.svg John Isner 2,42590902,425Third round lost to Flag of Germany.svg Mischa Zverev [23]
1113 Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Bautista Agut 2,52590902,525Third round lost to Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martín del Potro [24]
1219 Flag of Spain.svg Pablo Carreño Busta 2,225907202,855Semifinals lost to Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson [28]
1316 Flag of the United States.svg Jack Sock 2,345180102,175First round lost to Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jordan Thompson
1417 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nick Kyrgios 2,32590102,245First round lost to Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Millman [PR]
1518 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Berdych 2,3100452,355Second round lost to Flag of Ukraine.svg Alexandr Dolgopolov
1620 Flag of France.svg Lucas Pouille 2,2103601802,030Fourth round lost to Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Schwartzman [29]
1721 Flag of the United States.svg Sam Querrey 2,095103602,445Quarterfinals lost to Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson [28]
1822 Flag of France.svg Gaël Monfils 1,915720901,285Third round retired against Flag of Belgium (civil).svg David Goffin [9]
1923 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Gilles Müller 1,88510451,920Second round lost to Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Lorenzi
2024 Flag of Spain.svg Albert Ramos Viñolas 1,81545451,815Second round lost to Flag of France.svg Nicolas Mahut [Q]
2125 Flag of Spain.svg David Ferrer 1,69590101,615First round lost to vs. Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Mikhail Kukushkin [Q]
2226 Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Fognini 1,58045101,545First round lost to Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Travaglia [Q]
2327 Flag of Germany.svg Mischa Zverev 1,484701801,594Fourth round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Sam Querrey [17]
2428 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martín del Potro 1,4603607201,820Semifinals lost to Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal [1]
2529 Flag of Russia.svg Karen Khachanov 1,39070101,330First round lost to Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Lu Yen-hsun
2630 Flag of France.svg Richard Gasquet 1,39010101,390First round lost to Flag of Argentina.svg Leonardo Mayer [LL]
2731 Flag of Uruguay.svg Pablo Cuevas 1,36045101,325First round lost to Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Damir Džumhur
2832 Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson 1,360901,2002,470Runner-up, lost to Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal [1]
2933 Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Schwartzman 1,28010+90360+451,585Quarterfinals lost to Flag of Spain.svg Pablo Carreño Busta [12]
3034 Flag of France.svg Adrian Mannarino 1,25510901,335Third round lost to Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem [6]
3135 Flag of Spain.svg Feliciano López 1,25045901,295Third round lost to Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer [3]
3236 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Robin Haase 1,16810+4810+451,165First round lost to Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kyle Edmund
3337 Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Kohlschreiber 1,135101801,305Fourth round lost to Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer [3]

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.

RankPlayerPoints before Points defending Points afterWithdrawal reason
4 Flag of Switzerland.svg Stan Wawrinka 5,6902,0003,690Knee injury [9]
5 Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 5,3251,2004,125Elbow injury [10]
10 Flag of Japan.svg Kei Nishikori 3,1957202,475Wrist injury [11]
11 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Milos Raonic 2,870452,825Wrist injury [12]

Women's singles

SeedRankPlayerPoints
before
Points
defending
Points
won
Points
after
Status
11 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Plíšková 6,3901,3004305,520Quarterfinals lost to Flag of the United States.svg CoCo Vandeweghe [20]
22 Flag of Romania.svg Simona Halep 6,385430105,965First round lost to Flag of Russia.svg Maria Sharapova [WC]
33 Flag of Spain.svg Garbiñe Muguruza 5,860702406,030Fourth round lost to Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petra Kvitová [13]
44 Flag of Ukraine.svg Elina Svitolina 5,5301302405,640Fourth round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Madison Keys [15]
55 Flag of Denmark.svg Caroline Wozniacki 5,350780704,640Second round lost to Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterina Makarova
66 Flag of Germany.svg Angelique Kerber 5,1462,000103,156First round lost to Flag of Japan.svg Naomi Osaka
77 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johanna Konta 4,750240104,520First round lost to Flag of Serbia.svg Aleksandra Krunić
88 Flag of Russia.svg Svetlana Kuznetsova 4,41070704,410Second round lost to Flag of Japan.svg Kurumi Nara
99 Flag of the United States.svg Venus Williams 4,2162407804,756Semifinals lost to Flag of the United States.svg Sloane Stephens [PR]
1011 Flag of Poland.svg Agnieszka Radwańska 3,5702401303,460Third round lost to Flag of the United States.svg CoCo Vandeweghe [20]
1110 Flag of Slovakia.svg Dominika Cibulková 3,830130703,770Second round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Sloane Stephens [PR]
1212 Flag of Latvia.svg Jeļena Ostapenko 3,382101303,502Third round lost to Flag of Russia.svg Daria Kasatkina
1314 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petra Kvitová 3,1202404303,310Quarterfinals lost to Flag of the United States.svg Venus Williams [9]
1413 Flag of France.svg Kristina Mladenovic 3,15570103,095First round lost to Flag of Romania.svg Monica Niculescu
1516 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Keys 2,3432401,3003,403Runner-up, lost to Flag of the United States.svg Sloane Stephens [PR]
1617 Flag of Latvia.svg Anastasija Sevastova 2,2954304302,295Quarterfinals lost to Flag of the United States.svg Sloane Stephens [PR]
1718 Flag of Russia.svg Elena Vesnina 2,1401301302,140Third round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Madison Keys [15]
1819 Flag of France.svg Caroline Garcia 2,1351301302,135Third round lost to Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petra Kvitová [13]
1921 Flag of Russia.svg Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2,065130101,945First round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Christina McHale
2022 Flag of the United States.svg CoCo Vandeweghe 1,994107802,764Semifinals lost to Flag of the United States.svg Madison Keys [15]
2123 Flag of Croatia.svg Ana Konjuh 1,805430101,385First round lost to Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ashleigh Barty
2224 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Peng Shuai 1,80010701,860Second round lost to Flag of Croatia.svg Donna Vekić
2325 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Barbora Strýcová 1,72510701,785Second round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Brady
2427 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kiki Bertens 1,67010101,670First round lost to Flag of Greece.svg Maria Sakkari
2520 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Daria Gavrilova 2,07510702,135Second round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Shelby Rogers
2629 Flag of Estonia.svg Anett Kontaveit 1,63010101,630First round lost to Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lucie Šafářová
2726 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Shuai 1,6851301301,685Third round lost to Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karolína Plíšková [1]
2830 Flag of Ukraine.svg Lesia Tsurenko 1,625240101,395First round lost to Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Yanina Wickmayer
2931 Flag of Croatia.svg Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 1,61570701,615Second round lost to Flag of Spain.svg Carla Suárez Navarro
3033 Flag of Germany.svg Julia Görges 1,570702401,740Fourth round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Sloane Stephens [PR]
3132 Flag of Slovakia.svg Magdaléna Rybáriková 1,57701301,707Third round lost to Flag of Spain.svg Garbiñe Muguruza [3]
3234 Flag of the United States.svg Lauren Davis 1,47670101,416First round lost to Flag of the United States.svg Sofia Kenin [WC]