The biggest tennis stars, including the current number 1 of the ATP, Novak Djokovic, and their eternal rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will participate in the US Tennis Open. 2021, in addition to the most prominent figures of the women’s circuit, such as Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka, as announced by the organizers on Wednesday.
Flushing Meadows will this year be the scene of a battle between Djokovic, Nadal and Federer to win another Grand Slam title, since each of the three players currently has about twenty of them under their arms.
Djokovic, in particular, will also fight to become the third man to win all four Grand Slam in the same year, after having already done in 2021 with the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
In the event of winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in which you participate, could become at Flushing Meadows the only man to win the so-called “Golden Slam” by getting the 4 majors plus Olympic gold in the same year, something that until now only the German Steffi Graff achieved in 1988.
They will also be present in New York Dominic Thiem, who won the US Open last year, as well as Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.
In the female box, Barty will try to get another of the greats this year after winning at Wimbledon, and Osaka will defend the New York title, which she won last year by beating Belarusian Victoria Azarenka in the final after coming back a set against.
Aryna Sabalenka, Sofia Kenin, Bianca Andreescu, Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova They have also confirmed their participation in the tournament, in addition to the winner of 23 Grand Slams Serena Williams, and the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, currently in ninth position in the WTA.
The US Tennis Open, in which the maximum capacity will be allowed again after last year the public was banned from the coronavirus pandemic, It will be held this year from August 30 to September 12.