The tennis calendar is back in 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted much of the 2020 season. The US Open is back at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City and will feature some of the biggest stars in sports.
The men’s field will be deprived of some of their star power for the second year in a row. Neither Roger Federer nor Rafael Nadal will participate in the US Open. Federer underwent knee surgery earlier this summer and hopes to return to the pitch in 2022. The Swiss tennis star competed at Wimbledon earlier this summer but suffered another knee injury during the Grand Slam tournament. Meanwhile, Nadal is suffering from a chronic foot injury and recently announced that he will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2021 season.
Defending US Open champion Dominic Thiem will also miss this year’s US Open as he suffers from a wrist injury. Like Federer and Nadal, Thiem will be on the set for the remainder of the 2021 tennis season. Thiem suffered a wrist injury in Mallorca earlier this summer.
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While there will be a significant number of the sport’s biggest stars, Novak Djokovic will compete in the US Open. Djokovic will look to overtake Federer and Nadal for the most Grand Slam titles in history. Djokovic, Federer and Nadal currently have 20 Grand Slam titles each. Djokovic won his 20th Grand Slam title in July when he won at Wimbledon. With a win, Djokovic would also become the first male player to win the Open-era Grand Slam of the calendar year, having won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon this year.
On the women’s side, Serena Williams will not compete in the US Open due to a hamstring injury. This is the same injury that caused Williams to miss the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Additionally, Sofia Kenin, who is the No. 5 player in the world, will miss the US Open due to a recent positive COVID test. -19. Kenin had suffered a foot injury she sustained at Wimbledon earlier this summer.
While there will be some of the biggest stars in sports missing from the US Open, the pitch will still have plenty of exciting action in the weeks to come.
Timeline and results
Women’s singles final
Men’s singles final
- No.1 Novak Djokovic vs. No.2 Daniil Medvedev, Sunday 4 p.m.
How to watch the US Open 2021
- Appointment: 30 Aug-Sep 12
- Time: Varied
- Site: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, New York
- TV: ESPN
- Flux: fuboTV (try for free)