Rafael Nadal has dominated this season, and is one to look out for at the US Open.
Are you a big fan of tennis? Come to the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships on August 30th with Martz! We’ll take you to Arthur Ashe Stadium to see all of your favorite tennis stars play in the game of their life. Treat yourself to an experience you’ll never forget and start planning your trip with us to the US Open! Below are few things to know about the US Open Tennis Championships before you go.
History of the US Open Tennis Championships
The US Open Tennis Championship is a hard court tennis tournament that is chronologically the fourth and final tennis major in the Grand Slam each year. Tennis players must first compete in the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon before heading out to the US Open. The tournament is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, and is now held annually.
Starting in late August, and lasting for two weeks into September, the main tournament consists of five event championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles, with additional tournaments for senior, junior, and wheelchair players. The grounds of the US Open hold a total of 22 courts including four show courts (Arthur Ashe, Louis Armstrong, Grandstand, and Court 17), 13 field courts, and five practice courts.
About Arthur Ashe Stadium
Located within Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York, Arthur Ashe Stadium is part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. It is the main stadium of the US Open tennis tournament and is the largest tennis-specific stadium in the world by capacity. The stadium is named after Arthur Ashe, who was the winner of the 1968 inaugural US Open – the first in which professionals could compete. Since 2016, the Arthur Ashe Stadium now has a much talked about retractable roof due to five straight years of rain delays during the US Open men’s singles final from 2008-2012.
Dining at the US Open
The US Open offers an incredible drinking and dining experience. If you’re looking to relax while you dine, Patio Café & Bar is a charming outdoor café that offers fresh selections of seasonal sandwiches and salads paired with summer specialty cocktails. Combining regional Spanish flavors and market-fresh ingredients, Toro Restaurant & Bar also provides a relaxing environment with an eclectic menu that pleases everyone’s taste buds.
If you’re looking for a more formal dining experience, Aces in Arthur Ashe Stadium has the best local and seasoned seafood creations. You can also stop by Champions Bar & Grill for a modern take on the traditional clubhouse atmosphere. The Grill features premium steaks, hearty salads, and fresh seafood. However, if you’re looking for a quick meal, enjoy regional cuisine and specialty items at the US Open Food Village. You can find the Village Market, Angry Taco, Prime Burger, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop, and much more at the Food Village!
Tennis Players to Look Out For at the 2017 US Open
With both the 2017 Australian Open and French Open over, we can start to see top players who are on their way to the US Open Tennis Championships. Below are some of the men and women tennis players to watch out for:
- Jelena Ostapenko: Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko recently became the champion at this year’s French Open at only age 20! Her French Open crown makes Ostapenko the first unseeded woman to win a Grand Slam title since Kim Clijsters at the 2009 US Open.
- Rafael Nadal: Nadal has had a stellar performance this season, breaking back into the Top Two of the ATP Rankings for the first time since October 2014. This year alone he’s won four single titles at the Roland Garros, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid, Barcelona, and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo tournaments.
- CoCo Vandeweghe: At the Australian Open, Vandeweghe shocked defending champion and world No. 1 Angelique Kerber, beating her in the fourth round. The 25 year old is expected to rank at an all time high, and has now paired with Pat Cash to coach her ahead of Wimbledon.
- Roger Federer: Federer is widely considered one of the greatest male tennis players of all time. So far, this season he has won three titles in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells, and Australian Open. He’s definitely one to watch out for as the second half of the season progresses.
Take the Bus to the US Open Tennis Championships
Have the time of your life at the US Open Tennis Championships with Martz. We’re providing bus transportation on August 30th, improving your chances to see your favorite tennis star or up-and-comer. Buy tickets today or contact us for more information about this exciting day trip to the US Open!