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US Open tennis 2017 sees the world’s greatest players gather in a world-famous city – book your seat at Flushing Meadows with Nickes.Com now!
Flushing Meadows in New York
The final grand slam tournament of the year in New York is often the most exciting, cheered on by boisterous crowds who love their tennis. Nearly three quarters of a million fans flock to the games over the fortnight of competition.
The main 22,500 capacity Arthur Ashe Arena – named after the African-American who won the first tournament in the open era back in 1968 – now benefits from a roof that can be closed when the changeable New York weather requires it. It raises the noise levels just that bit more.
Flushing Meadows, home to the tournament since 1978, has three more show courts. Aside from the Arthur Ashe Stadium there is the Louis Armstrong Stadium, and the 6,000 seater Grandstand.
The newest show court is Court 17, opened in 2011 and nicknamed The Pit as it is sunk into the ground.
In the Open Era Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer have each won the men’s singles tournament five times – Federer holding the trophy from 2004 to 2008.
Andy Murray: US Open Champion
Meanwhile it was at Flushing Meadows in 2012 that Andy Murray lifted his first Grand Slam title – and became the first British tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament since Fred Perry in 1936.
In 2016 Stan Wawrinka won his third major by defeating world number one Novak Djokovic.
Meanwhile Chris Evert and Serena Williams have each won six Open titles on the women’s side. Last year Angelique Kerber became the first German to win the tournament since Steffi Graf 20 years ago.
New York sporting city
New York is famous as the city that never sleeps and you won’t be short of things to do and see during a stay in the city. Admire the views from the top of the Empire State Building, visit the Statue of Liberty or lap up the excitement of Times Square and Broadway.
Late August and early September is also a great sporting time to visit New York. The baseball season is edging towards a climax, while the NFL season is just getting under way – and New York has two major teams in both sports, offering even more opportunities for sports lovers. Mets or Yankees, Giants or Jets – take your pick!
3 nights at the 4 star Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, staying in a double room with day tickets to the US Open 2nd round on August 30: £395 per person. (Price excludes flights)