The 2011 US Open is also known as “The Open” and is the 11th of the “Big 14” men’s MAJOR tournaments each year. The US Open is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. To watch the tennis in Singapore add 12 hours to the New York times listed below.
The US Open begins on Tuesday 23 August at 11am with the qualifying singles draw and the Men’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday 11 September at 4pm local time in New York in the USA. The 1st round of the main singles draw begins at 11am on Monday 29 August.
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The total financial commitment for the 2011 US Open tournament was more than further 1 million US dollars greater than the record set in 2010, with 2011 being 23.718 million US dollars. The total prize money for the 2011 Men’s Singles event was $8e2C468,000 with the Men’s Singles Champion being awarded 1.8 million US dollars.
The US Open is unique amongst the Grand Slam events because it is the only Grand Slam that plays a tiebreak to decide the 5th and final set. The Men’s Singles Final at the US Open is played on Arthur Ashe Stadium, which holds 23,700 spectators. Since 1987 the US Open has been the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament played each year.
Pictured above is defending US Open men’s singles champion Rafael NADAL launching himself up to play an overhead smash at the 2011 Australian Open. The 24-year-old Nadal completed his career Grand Slam at the 2010 US Open. The 1.88m Spaniard will be doing everything in his power over the next ten weeks 4o rise above the competition and smash the field after losing both his World No.1 ranking and Wimbledon title defence to Novak Djokovic.
Nadal is a 10-time Grand Slam singles champion after winning his 6th Roland Garros championship this year. Nadal defeated Djokovic in the 2010 US Open singles final 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in 3 hours and 43 minutes to claim his third straight Grand Slam title in 2010.
This is how the ATP ranking points and prize money is awarded to the players:
- The winner earns 2,000 points + US $1,800,000;
- The runner-up earns 1,200 points + $900,000;
- The two semi finalists earn 720 points + $450,000;
- The four quarter finalists earn 360 points + $225,000;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 180 points + $110,000;
- The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 90 points + $55,000;
- The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 45 points + $31,000;
- The *64 players who lose in the 1st round earn 10 points + $19,000.
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round. A player who qualifies for the main draw and then loses the 1st round earns 35 points: 25 points for qualifying and the ten 1st round points. A player who starts in the 1st round and loses his 1st match, only earns 10 points. Wild Card entrants who lose in the 1st round DO NOT receive any ranking points.
The players who lose in the 1st round of the qualifying event earn $3,000 but DO NOT receive any ranking points. The players who lose in the 2nd round of qualifying earn $5,625 and 8 points. The players who lose in the 3rd round of qualifying earn $8,000 and 16 points.
Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day, in which case OnCourt Advantage will update them here straight away.
The 2011 US Open schedule of play for the entire event is:
- Tuesday 23 August: Qualifying Draw 1st round from 11am;
- Wednesday 24 August: Qualifying 1st round from 11am;
- Thursday 25 August: Qualifying 2nd round from 11am;
- Friday 26 August: Qualifying 3rd round from 11am;
- Monday 29 August: Main Draw 1st round from 11am and 7pm;
- Tuesday 30 August: Main Draw 1st round from 11am and 7pm;
- Wednesday 31 August: 1st round and 2nd round from 11am and 7pm;
- Thursday 1 September: 2nd round from 11am and 7pm;
- Friday 2 September: 2nd round from 11am and 7pm;
- Saturday 3 September: 3rd round from 11am and 7pm;
- Sunday 4 September: 3rd round from 11am and 7pm;
- Monday 5 September: Round of 16 from 11am and 7pm;
- Tuesday 6 September: Round of 16 from 11am and 7pm;
- Wednesday 7 September: Quarter Finals from 11am and 7pm;
- Thursday 8 September: Quarter Finals from 11am and 7pm;
- Friday 9 September: No men’s singles matches today;
- Saturday 10 September: Semi Finals from 11am; and
- Sunday 11 September: Men’s Singles Final at 4pm.
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