Preparation for the US Open is in full swing as Novak Djokovic plays in North America for the first time since September 2021.
Djokovic will take part in the Cincinnati Open this week, four weeks after his loss Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz. After the travel ban for people entering the US if they weren’t vaccinated against Covid was lifted in May, Djokovic has arrived in Ohio to compete in the Masters 1000 event as he prepares for Flushing Meadows.
“I really wanted to be in Cincinnati and of course the US Open is close,” Djokovic said.
Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the tournament, due to a wrist injury.
What is the US opening date?
The US Open starts on August 28th and ends on September 10th.
How to watch the US Open on TV in the UK
Sky Sports will take over from Amazon Prime Video broadcasting the US Open from Flushing Meadows.
Gigi Salmon will anchor the coverage alongside Martina Navratilova, Tim Henman, Joe Conta, Feliciano Lopez, Marion Bartoli, Jordan Whiley, Laura Robson, Jamie Murray, Karthi Gnanasgaram, Emma Button and Jonathan Overend.
A minimum of 135 hours of work will be offered over the course of two weeks.
How to watch the US Open in the US
ESPN holds the broadcast rights to show the tournament.
What is the date of the US Open draw?
The men’s and women’s draw will take place on August 25th.
What is the US Open final date?
The women’s final is on Saturday 9 September.
The men’s final is on Sunday 10 September.
What is the US Open prize money?
The US Open prize pool is £51.4m, up eight percent from 2022.
The men’s and women’s singles champions will each earn £2.37m and the runners-up will earn £1.18m.
Prize money for progression to the previous rounds is as follows: Round 1 (£64,456); Round Two (£97,277); Round Three (£151,061); last 16 (£224,614); quarter-finalists (£359,857); Semi-finalist (£612,918).
Who are the British players involved?
Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Andy Murray, Jack Draper, Katie Boulter and Jodi Borage will be in the main draw of the US Open.
Liam Brody, Jan Choynsky, Heather Watson, Harriet Dart, Katie Swan and Lily Miyazaki will also make the playoffs.
Why doesn’t Emma Raducano play at the US Open?
Emma Raducano will not compete in New York like She continues her recovery from surgery on both hands and left ankle in May.
Who are the hero defenders?
Last year, Carlos Alcaraz claimed his first Grand Slam title when he defeated Casper Rudd 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3.
Iga Swiatek won her third major title by defeating Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6
Carlos Alcaraz 7/5
Novak Djokovic 15/8
Daniil Medvedev 13/2
Yannick Sinner 12/1
Each Swiatek 5/2
Arina Sabalenka 11/2
Elena Rybakina 7/1