This year US OPEN champions were Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens. Nadal is currently number one in the world and he was the favorite to win. On the women’s side Sloane was underdog and was not expected to win. This is her first major final and also her first Grand Slam title.
I was very happy to be there first few days of US Open. During those days I was able to see amazing first round match between Roger Federer and Frances Tiafoe, which finished around midnight. When I travel to tournaments I always make a priority to attend as many practice sessions as possible. It is a great way to see all the stars up close and analyze their practice plans and patterns.
Sharapova and Halep first round match should have been the women’s finals, high level of tennis on Monday night session got crowds cheering for Sharapova. There are a lot of players on tour that did not agree with Maria receiving wild card into the main draw, but it seems that ticket sales along with crowds were supporting organizer’s decision.
If you are tennis fan visiting NYC/US Open is a must. If you get chance make sure you stay in Manhattan, somewhere around Grand Central Station, which gives you easy access to Flashing Meadows (Queens) via subway. Besides that is a great location to explore city, with 5th avenue being only few blocks away. First couple of days you can get grounds pass that will get you to all the courts except for Arthur Ashe for about $60.00, while $75.00 will get you to Arthur Ashe top level seating.
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