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Just one more climactic singles match is left to go at the 2018 US Open - the men's final between two-time champion Novak Djokovic and 2009 winner Juan Martin del Potro, back into the final in New York after nine long years. Read more about the match with our in-depth preview and predictions.

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When is the 2018 US Open?

The US Open is the last of four Grand Slam on the tennis calendar, starting on the last Monday in August, and running for two weeks. The tournament is one of two majors staged on hard courts, the other being the Australian Open, while the other two are played on clay (Roland Garros) and grass courts (Wimbledon).

Staged at the magnificent USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre, the US Open boasts arguably the most electric atmosphere of the four majors, and it’s renowned for its game-changing innovations and lead role in moving the sport forward. The US Open became the first major to award equal prize money to men and women in 1973, while it was also the first to employ floodlights to enable night-time play. Amongst other distinct features of the tournament, it was the first to use tie breaks to decide sets; and till this day, remains the only major to employ breakers in deciding sets. The US Open is also the only Slam that has been staged every year since its inception in 1881.

William Larned, Richard Sears and Bill Tilden lead the all-time list of US Open champions with seven titles, while Roger Federer is among three players who share the Open Era record of five titles. Can the great Swiss break away from that park, and become the most successful US Open champion in the Open Era? Federer was highly-fancied last year, having won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in a stunning comeback season, but the great Swiss was sensationally stopped by Juan Martin del Potro in the quarter finals. Instead, it was Rafael Nadal who made the most of a disintegrating draw to capture his third US Open title, beating Kevin Anderson in the final.

US Open 2018 tournament schedule

The draw for the 2018 US Open will be conducted at 2pm local/7pm BST on Friday 24 August.

US Open 2018 favourites

With all of the world's top players headed to New York to battle for the US Open trophy, and the tournament being played on mid-paced hard courts - perhaps the greatest leveller in terms of surfaces, it being the one on which most tournaments are played, as well as the most predictable bounce - who are the leading contenders at the 2018 US Open?

US Open favourites: Men

*odds correct at 3.39pm BST, 20/8/2018

Novak Djokovic, 3/1 @ Ladbrokes
 - When former world no. 1 Djokovic shook off a year of injury absence and inconsistent performances to win Wimbledon for the fourth time, he shot up to the status of favourite for the US Open, where he has won the title twice (in 2011 and 2015, finishing runner-up an additional five times). That status as favourite has only been cemented by results in the warm-up events: Djokovic suffered a shock third-round defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto, but completed the career Masters Slam in Cincinnati, beating Federer in straight sets in the final.

Rafael Nadal, 4/1 @ bet365 - Much depends, with three-time champion Nadal, on how fit he is at this point in the season when it comes to his US Open chances. And in 2018, despite a routinely tremendous clay season, the hard-court tournaments Nadal missed early in the season might have spared him the energy to really challenge in the late summer. Defending champion Nadal won the Canada Masters and wisely pulled out of Cincinnati - perfect preparation for the Spaniard.

Roger Federer, 5/1 @ Ladbrokes - Federer has only featured in two US Open finals, losing both, since his five-year reign over the tournament in 2003-8. Although he did win the Australian Open in January and returned to world no. 1 in the spring, Federer's recent results haven't been great - he lost in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Kevin Anderson, seemingly running out of steam against the South African, and played quite poorly in Cincinnati despite reaching the final. The Swiss maestro's odds have taken a hit since he lost the Cincinnati Masters final in straight sets to Novak Djokovic.

Alexander Zverev, 9/1 @ Unibet - Down to world no. 4 after failing to defend his Canada Masters title, Zverev has established himself as a top-five player with a trio of Masters 1000 Series titles to his name, but his Grand Slam results lag behind, with just one quarterfinal to his name so far (at the French Open this year). Defeated in the second round in the past two years at the US Open, scratchy results for Zverev in the run-up in Toronto and Cincinnati - although he did defend his Washington title - suggest the German may be running out of steam.

Juan Martin del Potro, 12/1 @ bet365 - 2009 champion del Potro has never made another major final, but he has painstakingly worked his way back up to world no. 3 in the wake of his two-year absence in 2014-15 for wrist surgeries, winning his first Masters 1000 Series title at Indian Wells this spring. A semifinalist at the US Open in 2017, del Potro looks like a formidable opponent for anybody, but a withdrawal from Toronto with a sore wrist is a major warning sign for those rooting for the unlucky Argentine, as is a defeat to David Goffin in Cincinnati.

Marin Cilic, 18/1 @ Betfred - Another former US Open champion in the field, 2014 winner Marin Cilic has transformed himself into a much more consistent challenger in the past couple of years, reaching Grand Slam finals at Wimbledon 2017 and the Australian Open in 2018. But his baffling second-round defeat to Guido Pella at Wimbledon in 2018, when he looked like he could win the whole thing, is a stark reminder that he will always be a player who can lose his way - and he is 5-30 against Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, failing to improve his record against the latter when they faced off in the Cincinnati semifinals.

Milos Raonic, 33/1 @ Paddy Power - Raonic made the fourth round of the US Open for three straight years in 2012-14, but has rarely been in shape to make much of an impact at the event in recent years. The oft-injured Canadian hasn't been much of a presence on tour of late, but despite an early defeat to Frances Tiafoe in Toronto, his impressive performance in a three-set defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati quarterfinals has boosted perceptions of his chances.

Stan Wawrinka, 33/1 @ Unibet - US Open champion in 2016, Stan Wawrinka wasn't anywhere near the favourites before the past couple of weeks as the Swiss looked like a shadow of his former self after two knee surgeries in the autumn of 2017. But strong performances against Rafael Nadal in Toronto and Roger Federer in Cincinnati have reminded everyone just how formidable Stan 'the Man' really is. 

Andy Murray, 25/1 @ Ladbrokes - Champion at the US Open in 2012, no one can seriously believe Murray will repeat the feat in 2018. He has played just seven matches after missing an entire year of competition and undergoing hip surgery, and may not even play the US Open if he has doubts over whether his body will stand up to the stresses of five-set matches. Unseeded and therefore at risk of facing a top player in the first round, even if he does play, Murray won't get far.

Nick Kyrgios, 28/1 @ Ladbrokes - Kyrgios certainly has the talent to win a Grand Slam, but we have seen absolutely no evidence that he can win seven matches in a row, including what would probably have to be multiple back-to-back clashes with top opponents. The Australian has been playing - whenever he hasn't pulled out - with both knees taped and his focus is even more questionable than his fitness.

US Open favourites: Women

*odds correct at 10.19pm BST, 20/8/18

Serena Williams, 6/1 @ William Hill - It's been almost four years since Serena won her most recent US Open title, but while the American's comeback from maternity leave has been rockier than many anticipated, she is still an extraordinarily formidable competitor even if she isn't playing her best tennis. Williams made the final at Wimbledon without playing her best tennis, even if nerves overwhelmed her there, and while she hasn't had a lot of wins since, the quality of tennis she played against Petra Kvitova in Cincinnati was of major-winning quality. Do not underestimate the 23-time Grand Slam champion in her beloved New York.

Angelique Kerber, 15/2 @ Paddy Power - Can Wimbledon champion Kerber repeat her 2016 feat of two major titles in one year, and become the first woman to win back-to-back major titles since Serena Williams won four in a row in 2014-15? The German left-hander played poorly in Montreal and couldn't get back-to-back wins in Cincinnati, edged by Madison Keys, which might be a sign that it's a bit too soon after Wimbledon for Kerber to be ready for a big run in New York.

Simona Halep, 7/1 @ bet365 - World no. 1 Halep is the toast of the tennis world after claiming her maiden major at Roland Garros and battling to the Rogers Cup title (beating Sloane Stephens in brilliant three-set finals at both) before making the final of Cincinnati, where she was narrowly denied by Kiki Bertens. But she's only made it to the quarterfinals of the US Open twice in eight appearances, and as her first-round defeat to Maria Sharapova in 2017 showed us, she's vulnerable to being hit off the court in early rounds. Moreover, her runs in Montreal and Cincinnati will have taken a great deal out of her and she pulled out of New Haven with Achilles pain. Time will show whether that withdrawal was reactionary or precautionary.

Sloane Stephens, 10/1 @ Ladbrokes - Not many people would have suspected, when Stephens made her out of nowhere run to the title in 2017 and didn't win a match for the rest of the season, that a successful title defense for the American would look so plausible. But with her Miami Open title and runner-up finishes at the French Open and Montreal, Stephens looks both increasingly formidable when she's playing well and more likely to play well more often. A thumb injury in Cincinnati, where she lost to Elise Mertens, is a worry, though - and how well she will deal with the pressure of being defending champion is a big question mark.

Petra Kvitova, 14/1 @ Coral - Kvitova has been absolutely superb in 2018 ... except when it comes to the Grand Slams. With five WTA Tour titles under her belt and playing some of the best tennis of her career, Kvitova's fairly poor US Open record - she has made the quarterfinals twice in ten appearances and never gone beyond - might have been overlooked were it not for the fact that she is 2-3 in Grand Slams in 2018, making just two quarterfinals in the 15 majors she has played since winning Wimbledon in 2014. A semifinalist in Cincinnati, Kvitova ran out of gas against Kiki Bertens there and often struggles in the hot, humid weather of late summer in New York - she's playing New Haven this week and a deep run there might further harm her chances at the US Open. 

Garbine Muguruza, 16/1 @ Ladbrokes - Defeated early at Wimbledon when she was the defending champion by Alison van Uytvanck, a right arm injury has scuppered Muguruza's US Open Series, seeing the Spaniard pull out of San Jose and Montreal. Coming in cold to Cincinnati where she was the defending champion, Muguruza lost her opening match to Lesia Tsurenko and will crash out of the top 10 as a result. But the streaky Spaniard often plays her best when she has little expected of her. 

Elina Svitolina, 16/1 @ Betfred - Impressive as Svitolina has been on the regular WTA Tour, winning Brisbane, Dubai and Rome so far in 2018, the Ukrainian has yet to really prove herself on the Grand Slam stage, having not made it past the quarterfinals at any of the four majors yet. Still, Svitolina pulled herself out of a poor stretch in Montreal when she made the semifinals and played well in Cincinnati before running into a red-hot Kiki Bertens in the quarterfinals - but she'll need substantial help from the draw if she is to capture her first Grand Slam title in New York.

Madison Keys, 17/1 @ Unibet - Last year's US Open runner-up, a surprise semifinalist at the French Open, Keys continues to battle injury almost constantly and her third-round defeat to qualifier Evgeniya Rodina at Wimbledon was a significant disappointment. Keys's US Open preparations were decimated by injury, meaning she played just the one warm-up event in Cincinnati - but she's acquitted herself well there, surviving some tough early rounds and beating Kerber to make the quarterfinals. 

US Open history

The US Open started off as a grass-court tournament in Newport, Rhode Island in August 1881, with American, Richard Sears winning the inaugural edition (he won the first seven editions!). Then known as the US National Singles Championships for Men, the tournament employed a challenge system between 1884 and 1911, with the reigning champion qualifying directly for the final, where he will take on the winner from an All-Comers tournament in a challenge round. A women’s national championships - the US Women’s National Singles Championship - began at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in 1887, with 17-year-old Ellen Hansell claiming the first title. The women’s championship initially adopted the same format as the men’s, with the All-Comers champion facing the defending champion in a challenge round.

The challenge format was stopped in 1912 for the men’s championship, and in 1919 for the women’s.

Following protests by a select group of players, who argued that the US National Championships should be moved to New York because most clubs, players and fans were based in the New York City area, the tournament moved from Newport to New York in 1915, where it was staged at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills. There was a brief period between 1921 and 1923 when the championships were held at the Germantown Cricket Club to allow for construction works at the new Forest Hills Stadium. Upon completion of the 14000-seater stadium, the US National Championships relocated again in 1924- the same year it was recognized as a major tournament by the International Lawn Tennis Federation, ILTF.

Like the other majors, the US Championships became open to professional players in 1968, as the Open Era began. Still staged at Forest Hills, 96 men and 63 women competed for an overall prize money of $100,000. Interestingly, men’s champion, Arthur Ashe was still registered as an amateur back then, hence was not eligible for the $14000 winner’s prize, which was instead awarded to finalist, Tom Okker! The US Open became the first major to award equal prize money to men and women, with John Newcombe and Margaret Court both receiving $25000 for being champions in 1973. 

The tournament also became the first major to use tie breaks to decide sets in 1970, and till today, remains the only Grand Slam to employ a final-set tie break. The US Open, in 1975, pioneered the use of floodlights for night-time play, while in 2006, it became the first Grand Slam to employ the Hawk-Eye technology to challenge debatable line calls.

The US Open eventually switched from Forest Hills to its current location- the USTA National Tennis Centre at Flushing Meadows in 1978. The two centres aren’t too far from each other, with only three miles separating them. The current venue was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in 2006, in honour of four-time champion, Billie Jean King. The Centre holds a total of 22 courts, including the magnificent 22,547-seater main show court, the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Through the years, the US Open has been staged on three different surfaces- grass, clay and hard courts. It was held on grass between 1881 and 1974, while it was played on clay in the final three years at Forest Hills between 1975 and 1977. With the switch to the US National Tennis Centre in 1978, the final Grand Slam of the year moved to hard courts. The US Open courts were initially coloured green, but from 2005, the courts adopted blue colour to aid television viewing. Jimmy Connors is the only man to have won the men’s singles title on all three surfaces, while Chris Evert was women’s champion on clay and hard courts. No woman won the title on grass, clay and hard courts.

Richard Sears, Bill Larned, and Bill Tilden hold the record for the most successful US Open campaigners, with their seven titles, all of which were won before the Open Era, while Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors share the Open Era record at 5 titles.

The most successful woman in the tournament’s history is eight-time champion, Molla Bjurstedt Mallory; Helen Wills Moody has seven titles, while Serena Williams and Chris Evert have the Open Era record at six.

What is the US Open Series?

The US Open series is a five-week series of tournaments on North American hard courts, which culminates at the US Open in New York. 

First started in 2004 so as to enhance television coverage of tennis in the United States, the Series has gone on to crown many great champions, including Serena Williams and Roger Federer. Along with the US Open, the US Open series currently includes tournaments in Atlanta, Montreal/Toronto, Cincinnati and Winston-Salem for the men, while the women battle for US Open Series points in San Jose, Montreal/Toronto, Cincinnati and New Haven. 

Points are awarded to players depending on how far they go in these tournaments, with the top three points scorers in each tour earning extra prize money in the US Open Series Bonus Challenge. The amount earned is dependent on their eventual performance at the US Open. Players who win both the US Open Series and the US Open are entitled to the maximum amount of prize money, which has been increasing through the years. (The 2017 US Open series did not include a Bonus Challenge).

Kim Clijsters became the first player to win both the US Open and the US Open Series back in 2005, earning a cumulative $2.2million, which at the time, was the biggest payout in women’s sports, while Roger Federer, in 2007, was the first man to win the Series and the US Open in the same year, earning $2.4million for his efforts - including a $1million bonus for winning the US Open series. With the overall prize money constantly increasing, those figures have since been usurped by Serena Williams, who carted away $4million dollars in 2014 in what remains the largest payout in tennis history, male or female.

US Open statistics

US Open singles champions

Players who are still active in singles are in bold. 

Former winners at the US Open (Open Era)

YearMen's championMen's runner-upWomen's championWomen's runner-up
1968Arthur AsheTom OkkerVirginia WadeBillie Jean King
1969Rod LaverTony RocheMargaret CourtNancy Richey
1970Ken RosewallTony RocheMargaret Court (2)Rosemary Casals
1971Stan SmithJan KodesBillie Jean KingRosemary Casals
1972Ilie NastaseArthur AsheBillie Jean King (2)Kerry Melville Reid
1973John NewcombeJan KodesMargaret Court (3)Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1974Jimmy ConnorsKen RosewallBillie Jean King (3)Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1975Manuel OrantesJimmy ConnorsChris EvertEvonne Goolagong Cawley
1976Jimmy Connors (2)Bjorn BorgChris Evert (2)Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1977Guillermo VilasJimmy ConnorsChris Evert (3)Wendy Turnbull
1978Jimmy Connors (3)Bjorn BorgChris Evert (4)Pam Shriver
1979John McEnroeVitas GerulaitisTracy AustinChris Evert
1980John McEnroe (2)Bjorn BorgChris Evert (5)Hana Mandlikova
1981John McEnroe (3)Bjorn BorgTracy Austin (2)Martina Navratilova
1982Jimmy Connors (4)Ivan LendlChris Evert (6)Hana Mandlikova
1983Jimmy Connors (5)Ivan LendlMartina NavratilovaChris Evert
1984John McEnroe (3)Ivan LendlMartina Navratilova (2)Chris Evert
1985Ivan LendlJohn McEnroeHana MandlikovaMartina Navratilova
1986Ivan Lendl (2)Miloslav MecirMartina Navratilova (3)Helena Sukova
1987Ivan Lendl (3)Mats WilanderMartina Navratilova (4)Steffi Graf
1988Mats WilanderIvan LendlSteffi GrafGabriela Sabatini
1989Boris BeckerIvan LendlSteffi Graf (2)Martina Navratilova
1990Pete SamprasAndre AgassiGabriela SabatiniSteffi Graf
1991Stefan EdbergJim CourierMonica SelesMartina Navratilova
1992Stefan Edberg (2)Pete SamprasMonica Seles (2)Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
1993Pete Sampras (2)Cedric PiolineSteffi Graf (3)Helena Sukova
1994Andre AgassiMichael StichArantxa Sanchez VicarioSteffi Graf
1995Pete Sampras (3)Andre AgassiSteffi Graf (4)Monica Seles
1996Pete Sampras (4)Michael ChangSteffi Graf (5)Monica Seles
1997Patrick RafterGreg RusedskiMartina HingisVenus Williams
1998Patrick Rafter (2)Mark PhilippoussisLindsay DavenportMartina Hingis
1999Andre Agassi (2)Todd MartinSerena WilliamsMartina Hingis
2000Marat SafinPete SamprasVenus WilliamsLindsay Davenport
2001Lleyton HewittPete SamprasVenus Williams (2)Serena Williams
2002Pete Sampras (5)Andre AgassiSerena Williams (2)Venus Williams
2003Andy RoddickJuan Carlos FerreroJustine HeninKim Clijsers
2004Roger FedererLleyton HewittSvetlana KuznetsovaElena Dementieva
2005Roger Federer (2)Andre AgassiKim ClijstersMary Pierce
2006Roger Federer (3)Andy RoddickMaria SharapovaJustin Henin
2007Roger Federer (4)Novak DjokovicJustine HeninSvetlana Kuznetsova
2008Roger Federer (5)Andy MurraySerena Williams (3)Jelena Jankovic
2009Juan Martin del PotroRoger FedererKim Clijsters (2)Caroline Wozniacki
2010Rafael NadalNovak DjokovicKim Clijsters (3)Vera Zvonareva
2011Novak DjokovicRafael NadalSamantha StosurSerena Williams
2012Andy MurrayNovak DjokovicSerena Williams (4)Victoria Azarenka
2013Rafael Nadal (2)Novak DjokovicSerena Williams (5)Victoria Azarenka
2014Marin CilicKei NishikoriSerena Williams (6)Caroline Wozniacki
2015Novak Djokovic (2)Roger FedererFlavia PennettaRoberta Vinci
2016Stan WawrinkaNovak DjokovicAngelique KerberKarolina Pliskova
2017Rafael Nadal (3)Kevin AndersonSloane StephensMadison Keys

Who are the greatest US Open champions?

American Richard Sears was the first true great of the US Open, winning the first seven editions of the tournament. Sears handed the baton to William Larned, who dominated the US Championships in the early twentieth century, winning his own seven titles between 1901 and 1911, non-consecutively of course. The only other man to possess seven titles is Bill Tilden, who dominated the event in the 1920s. He won six straight titles between 1920 and 1925; and added one more in 1929.

Each of Sears, Larned and Tilden won the tournament at least five consecutive times, a feat only matched by Roger Federer in the Open Era. Federer won his five US Open titles in a row, dominating the final Grand Slam of the year between 2004 and 2008. He looked set to make it six in a row when he led Juan Martin del Potro by two sets to one in the 2009 final, but the big Argentine with the mighty forehand fought back impressively to create a massive Grand Slam upset at Flushing Meadows. 

Federer’s five consecutive titles is an Open Era record, but the great Swiss isn’t the only man with five titles- Pete Sampras, who won his titles between 1999 and 2002, and Jimmy Connors also have five. John McEnroe has four, a mark he shares with compatriot, and pre-1990’s champion, Robert Wrenn, while three-time champions, Ivan Lendl and Rafael Nadal are the only other men in the Open Era with more than two titles.

There are a host of players on two US Open titles, including Rod Laver, Novak Djokovic, Ken Rosewall, Patrick Rafter, John Newcombe, Rene Lacoste, Andre Agassi, Roy Emerson and Stefan Edberg.

In the women’s field, Molla Bjurstedt Mallory leads the way with eight titles, while Helen Wills Moody is one behind in second place. Unsurprisingly, Serena Williams is atop the Open Era list with her six US Open titles, a record she shares with Chris Evert. Steffi Graff and Margaret Court have five titles each, (two of Court’s successes came before the Open Era), while Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova are among those on four titles. Evert is the only woman in the Open Era to have won four straight crowns- a feat she achieved between 1975 and 1978.

Special mentions also go to modern-day greats Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters, Justin Henin and Monica Seles, all of whom are two-time US Open champions.

US Open records

Most titles (men)
Before 1968 - Three players won seven men's singles titles at the US Open: Richard Sears (1881-87), Bill Larned (1901-11) and Bill Tilden (1920-9)
Open Era - Three players have each won five men's singles titles at the US Open: Jimmy Connors (1974-1983), Pete Sampras (1990-2002) and Roger Federer (2004-8)

Most titles (women)
Before 1968 - Molla Bjurstedt Mallory won eight women's singles titles between 1915 and 1926
Open Era - Both Chris Evert (1975-82) and Serena Williams (1999-2014) have won six women's singles titles

Most consecutive titles (men)
Before 1968 - Richard Sears won seven straight titles from 1881 to 1887
Open Era - Roger Federer won five straight titles from 2004 to 2008

Most consecutive titles (women)
Before 1968 - Both Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1915-18) and Helen Jacobs (1932-5) won four straight titles
Open Era - Chris Evert won four straight titles from 1975-8

Most singles finals (men)
Bill Tilden appeared in 10 US Open men's singles finals between 1918 and 1929
The Open Era record is held by Pete Sampras, who appeared in eight US Open men's singles finals between 1990 and 2002

Most singles finals (women)
Molla Bjurstedt Mallory appeared in 10 US Open women's singles finals between 1915 and 1926
The Open Era record is held by Chris Evert, who appeared in nine US Open women's singles finals between 1975 and 1984

Youngest winner (men)
Pete Sampras won the title in 1990 aged 19 years and 1 month

Youngest winner (women)
Tracy Austin won the title in 1979 aged 16 years and 8 months

Oldest winner (men)
William Larned won the title in 1911 aged 38 years and 8 months

Oldest winner (women)
Molla Bjurstedt Mallory won the title in 1926 aged 42 years and 5 months

Most singles tournaments played (men)
All-time - Vic Seixas Jr. played in 28 US Opens between 1940 and 1969
Open Era - Jimmy Connors played in 22 US Opens between 1970 and 1992

Most singles tournaments played (women)
Martina Navratilova played in 21 US Opens between 1973 and 1993

Most singles matches won (men)
Jimmy Connors won 98 singles matches between 1970 and 1992

Most singles matches won (women)
Chris Evert won 101 singles matches between 1971 and 1989

Most aces in a tournament since 1991 (men)
Pete Sampras served 144 aces on his way to the title in 2002

Most aces in a tournament since 1991 (women)
Serena Williams served 70 aces on her way to the title in 1999

Most aces in a match since 1991 (men)
Ivo Karlovic served 61 aces in a first-round win against Yen-Hsun Lu in 2016

Most aces in a match since 1991 (women)
Serena Williams and Venus Williams are tied for this record, with both having served 18 aces in a single US Open match: Serena in a three-set defeat of Simona Halep in the 2016 quarterfinals and Venus in a three-set defeat of Monica Puig in the first round in 2015

Longest match (men)
By time - Stefan Edberg d. Michael Chang (1992, semifinals), 6-7(3), 7-5, 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-4 in five hours and 26 minutes
By games (with tie break scoring) - John Lloyd d. Paul McNamee (1979, R2), 5-7, 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6 (63 games)
In a final - There is a tie between Mats Wilander's 1988 victory over Ivan Lendl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, and Andy Murray's 2012 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Novak Djokovic: Both matches took four hours and 54 minutes

Longest match (women)
By time - Shelby Rogers d. Daria Gavrilova (2017, R1), 7-6(6), 4-6, 7-6(5) in three hours and 33 minutes

How do the biggest stars perform at the US Open?

US Open performance: Top men

PlayerTitlesFinalsMain-draw appearancesWin-loss record2017 result
Roger Federer5 (2004-8)2 (2009, 2015)1782-12QF (lost to Juan Martin del Potro)
Rafael Nadal3 (2010, 2013, 2017)1 (2011)1353-10Champion (d. Kevin Anderson)
Novak Djokovic2 (2011, 2015)5 (2007, 2010, 2012-13, 2016)1262-10Did not play
Stan Wawrinka1 (2016)01238-11Did not play
Marin Cilic1 (2014)0929-8R3 (lost to Diego Schwartzman)
Andy Murray1 (2012)1 (2008)1244-11Did not play
Juan Martin del Potro1 (2009)0929-8SF (lost to Rafael Nadal)
Kevin Anderson01 (2017)819-8Runner-up (lost to Rafael Nadal)
Kei Nishikori01 (2014)818-8Did not play

US Open player performance: Top women

PlayerTitlesFinalsMain-draw appearancesWin-loss record2017 result
Serena Williams6 (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012-14)2 (2001, 2011)1789-11Did not play
Venus Williams2 (2000-1)2 (1997, 2002)1976-16SF (lost to Sloane Stephens)
Sloane Stephens1 (2017)0615-5Champion (d. Madison Keys)
Angelique Kerber1 (2016)01023-9R1 (lost to Naomi Osaka)
Samantha Stosur1 (2011)01322-11Did not play
Maria Sharapova 1 (2006)01135-10R16 (lost to Anastasija Sevastova)
Svetlana Kuznetsova1 (2004)1 (2007)1535-14R2 (lost to Kurumi Nara)
Caroline Wozniacki02 (2009, 2014)1135-11R2 (lost to Ekaterina Makarova)
Victoria Azarenka02 (2012-13)1032-10Did not play
Madison Keys01 (2017)614-6Runner-up (lost to Sloane Stephens)
Karolina Pliskova01 (2016)512-5QF (lost to Coco Vandweghe)

US Open player performance timelines

US Open player performance timeline: Men

Rafael Nadal---R2R2R3QFR16SFSFWF-W-R3R16W
Novak Djokovic-----R3R3FSFSFFWFFSFWF-
Stan Wawrinka-----R3R3R16R16R1QFR2R16SFQFSFW-
Marin Cilic--------R3QFR2R3QF-WSFR3R3
Andy Murray-----R2R16R3FR16R3SFWQFQFR16QF-
Juan Martin del Potro------R1R3QFW-R3QFR2--QFSF
Kevin Anderson----------R3R3R1R2R3QFR3F
Kei Nishikori--------R16-R3R1R3R1FR1SF-

US Open player performance timeline: Women

Sloane Stephens-----------Q2Q1Q2R3R3R16R2R1-W
Angelique Kerber----------R1Q1R2R1SFR16R16R3R3WR1
Samantha Stosur------Q2R2R1R1R1R1R2QFWQFR1R2R16R2-
Maria Sharapova------R2R3SFWR3-R3R16R3SF-R16--R16
Svetlana Kuznetsova-----R3R3WR1R16FR3R16R16R16-R3R1R1R2R2
Caroline Wozniacki----------R2R16FSFSFR1R3FR2SFR2
Victoria Azarenka---------R3R16R3R3R2R3FFQFQF--
Madison Keys-------------Q1R2Q2R1R2R16R16F
Karolina Pliskova-------------Q1Q1Q2R1R3R1FQF

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