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140th edition of US open

The 140th Edition of American Open or US Open took place at the USTA Billie  Jean  King National Tennis Centre, New York, United States from August 31, 2020 – September 13, 2020.

It was the Second Grand Slam Event of the year, after Australian Open took place in January. Wimbledon was called off due to the pandemic.

Dominic Thiem beats Alexander Zverev to win his Maiden Grand Slam Title

i.On September 13, 2020, Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat Alexander Zverev (Germany) in five  sets to win the 2020, US Open and also clinched his First Grand Slam Title.

ii.Dominic became the first player in 71 years to win the US Open after losing  the first two sets of the match.

iii.It was also the first time that the final has been settled by a tie-break.

Dominic became the first new Grand Slam Champion since Marin Cilic (Croatia) won at the US Open in 2014.

iv.He became the first man apart from Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal & Roger Federer  to win a Grand Slam since the  2016 US Open.

Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka to win Women’s Title

i.On September 12, 2020, Naomi Osaka (Japan) defeated Victoria Azarenka  (Belarus) to clinch the  women’s 2020 US Open title. Naomi Osaka climbed to  No.3 spot in WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Rankings after US Open title win.

ii.This is Naomi’s Third Grand Slam Title, and her Second US Open Title after winning it for the first time in 2018.

iii.Osaka became the first player since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1994 to win the title after losing the first set in the women’s final.

iv.She became the first woman to win her first three Grand Slam finals since Jennifer Capriati.

Pavic, Soares Clinch 2020 US Open Men’s Doubles Crown

i.On September 10, 2020 Mate Pavic (Croatia) & Bruno Soares  (Brazil) clinched the 2020 US Open Doubles Title by defeating Wesley Koolhof (Netherlands) & Nikola Mektic (Croatia).

ii.This is Third Grand Slam Title in Men’s Doubles for Soares, and Second Grand Title in Men’s Doubles for Pavic. This is their first Doubles Title together.

Laura Siegemund & Vera Zvonareva  Clinch the 2020 US Open Women’s Doubles Title

i.On September 11, 2020 Laura Siegemund (Germany) & Vera Zvonareva (Russia) defeated Nicole Melichar (United States) & Yifan Xu (China) to claim the 2020 US Open Women’s Doubles Title.

ii.The Victory was the First Grand Slam Doubles title for Siegemund and the Third Doubles Title for Zvonareva.

Sumit Nagal becomes first Indian to win a Round at Grand Slam in seven years

i.Sumit Nagal became the First Indian to win a Round at a Grand Slam in seven years as he defeated America’s Bradley Klahn in his first round at the 2020 US Open.

ii.Eventually he was defeated by 2020 US Open Title Dominic Thiem in the Second Round.

iii.Somdev Devavarman was the last Indian to win a main draw match in  the 2013 US Open, when he defeated Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in the First Round.

World Number One Novak Djokovic Disqualified  from  2020 U.S. Open 

i.The World Number One Novak Djokovic (Serbia) was disqualified from the 2020 U.S. Open Fourth Round, after he accidentally hit a line judge with a ball during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.

2020 US Open Winners 

Category  Winner Runners-up
Men’s Singles Dominic Thiem  (Austria) Alexander Zverev(Germany)
Women’s Singles Naomi Osaka (Japan) Victoria  Azarenka (Belarus)
Men’s Doubles Mate Pavic (Croatia) & Bruno Soares (Brazil) Wesley Koolhof  (Netherlands)& Nikola Mektic (Croatia)
Women’s Doubles Laura Siegemund (Germany) & Vera Zvonareva (Russia) Nicole Melichar (United States) & Yifan Xu (China)

About United States Tennis Grand Slam (US Open):

i.It is a Hard Court Tennis Tournament and has been conducted annually since 1881.

ii.For the year 2020, It had a Prize  Money of US$ 53.4 Million.