There are four semifinalists for the US Open Men’s Open, the first time this has happened since the event’s inaugural year in 1881, when it was known as the US Championships.
One of them is Frances Tiafoe, the first American to come this far at his home grand slam tournament since Andy Roddick in 2006. The number 22 will face Carlos Alcaraz in the evening’s semifinal, after Casper Ruud finished fifth. placed is the afternoon. Ruud is the only one to have reached this stage in a major before, losing to Rafael Nadal in this year’s French Open final.
The Norwegian becomes the new number 1 in the world if he wins and Alcaraz loses. But Alcaraz, 19, would become the youngest No. 1 if he wins and Ruud loses. He will need to gather enough energy after playing consecutive five-set matches, including his quarterfinal victory over Jannik Sinner which lasted 5 hours 15 minutes and finished at 2:50 AM, the last end in US Open history. .
When is the US Open?
The tournament started on Monday, August 29 in Flushing Meadows and ends on Sunday, September 11.
What happened to the British?
A total of seven Brits gained direct entry into the singles draws, although as the tournament reaches the halfway point only one is left behind the UK’s No.1 Cameron Norrie reached the fourth round for the first time, but was defeated in two sets by Russian Andrey Rublev on Monday.
Andy Murray reached the third round, where he lost in four sets to well-serving Italian Matteo Berrettini, while rising star Jack DraperHis run ended when he was injured in his third round match with Karen Khachanov.
Kyle Edmundowho played singles at a grand slam for the first time in two years after three knee surgeries, was eliminated in straight sets by Casper Ruud, fifth seed, while 20th seed Dan Evans lost to 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic over four sets in the third round.
In women’s singles, defending champion Emma Raducanu crashed in straight sets against Alize Cornet in the first round, while Harriet Dart took a fantastic win over 10th seed Daria Kasatkina before being dumped in the second round.
What TV channel is it on in the UK?
Amazon Prime Sport has exclusive rights to the US Open. A subscription to Amazon Prime Video costs £7.99 per month, with a 30-day free trial. You can also get unlimited streaming access to Amazon Prime Video as part of a full Amazon Prime membership, which costs £79 per year or, to avoid a long-term annual contract, £7.99 per month.
Replays will be available approximately 15 minutes after the end of each match and there will be daily highlights.
You can also return to follow all the major games on our dedicated live blogs.
How can I watch it in the US?
In the US, the live broadcast of the last grand slam of the year is exclusive to ESPN and ESPN2. However, the Tennis Channel will also show encore matches and other non-live programming.
What is the order of play on day nine?
All times BST
Arthur Ashe Stadium – 5pm
(1) Rajeev Ram (USA) & Joe Salisbury (GBR) v (2) Wesley Koolhof (Ned) & Neal Skupski (GBR),
(27) Karen Khachanov (Russian) v (5) Casper Ruud (Nor)
(3) Carlos Alcaraz (Spa) v (22) Frances Tiafoe (USA)
Louis Armstrong Stadium – 7pm
(12) Caroline Dolehide (US) & Storm Sanders (Aus) v Catherine McNally (US) & Taylor Townsend (US)
How can I buy US Open tickets?
US Open tickets are currently on general sale and can be purchased from the official tournament website.
How much money will the winner get?
Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will receive a check for $2,500,000, which is just over £2.2 million.
Who are the defending champions?
Russian Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets in last year’s men’s final, while Emma Raducanu magically secured the women’s title, but hasn’t won a tournament since.
What are the last chances?
Carlos Alcaraz 15/8
Casper Rudd 10/3
Karen Khachanov 6/1
Frances Tiafoe 10/1
Iga Swiatek 2/1
Our Jabeur 9/2
Odds correct from September 9th