U.S. Men's Tennis Open History

Events in Sport

  • 1881-09-03 1st US Men's National Championship, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears wins inaugural event beating William E. Glyn 6-0, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1882-09-02 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark 6-1, 6-4, 6-0
  • 1883-08-24 US Men's National Tennis Championship, New:port R.I.: Richard Sears beats James Dwight 6-2, 6-0, 9-7
  • 1884-08-27 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats Howard Taylor 6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
  • 1885-08-22 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats Godfrey M. Brinley 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
  • 1886-08-28 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1887-08-30 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats Henry Slocum 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1888-08-28 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Henry Slocum beats Howard Taylor 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
  • 1889-09-03 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Henry Slocum defends his title beating Quincy Shaw 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
  • 1890-08-27 10th US Men's National Championship, New:port R.I.: Oliver Campbell beats Henry Slocum 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1891-08-31 11th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Clarence Hobart (2-6, 7-5, 7-9, 6-1, 6-2)
  • 1892-08-30 12th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Fred Hovey (7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5)
  • 1893-08-28 13th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1894-08-27 14th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Manliff Goodbody (6-8, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1895-08-25 15th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Hovey beats Robert Wrenn (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1896-08-26 16th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1)

  • 1897-08-23 17th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Wilberforce Eaves (4-6, 8-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2)
  • 1898-08-22 18th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight F. Davis (3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1)
  • 1899-08-21 19th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats J. Parmly Paret (6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5)
  • 1900-08-21 20th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats William Larned (6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 1901-08-27 21st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-2, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1902-08-27 22nd U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats R.F. Doherty 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6
  • 1903-08-26 23rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Englishman Laurence Doherty beats American William Larned 6-0, 6-3, 10-8
  • 1904-08-31 24th U.S. Men's National Championship: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (10-8, 6-4, 9-7)
  • 1905-08-31 25th U.S. Men's National Championship: Beals Wright beats Holcombe Ward (6-2, 6-1, 11-9)
  • 1906-08-29 26th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Clothier beats Beals Wright (6-3, 6-0, 6-4)
  • 1907-08-28 27th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Robert LeRoy (6-2, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1908-08-29 28th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-1, 6-2, 8-6)
  • 1909-08-27 29th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats William Clothier (6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 6-1)
  • 1910-08-25 30th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Tom Bundy (6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1)
  • 1911-09-03 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: William Larned wins his 5th consecutive & 7th overall US title; beats Maurice McLoughlin 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
  • 1912-08-26 32nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Maurice McLoughlin beats Wallace F. Johnson (3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 1913-08-26 33rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Maurice McLoughlin beats R. Norris Williams (6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1)
  • 1914-09-01 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport Casino R.I.: R. Norris Williams wins his first major title beating fellow American Maurice McLoughlin 6-3, 8-6, 10-8
  • 1915-09-08 35th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Johnston beats Maurice McLoughlin (1-6, 6-0, 7-5, 10-8)
  • 1916-09-05 36th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats William Johnston (4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1917-08-25 37th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Nathaniel W. Niles (5-7, 8-6, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1918-09-03 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Robert Lindley Murray successfully defends title; beats Bill Tilden 6-3, 6-1, 7-5
  • 1919-09-04 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Johnston wins his 2nd US title; beats Bill Tilden 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
  • 1920-09-06 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 1st of 6 straight US titles; beats Bill Johnston 6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
  • 1921-09-19 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden successfully defends title; beats Wallace F. Johnson 6-1, 6-3, 6-1

  • 1922-09-16 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins 3rd straight US title; beats Bill Johnston 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1923-09-15 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins 4th straight US title; beats Bill Johnston 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
  • 1924-09-02 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 5th straight US title; beats Bill Johnston for 3rd straight year 6-1, 9-7, 6-2
  • 1925-09-19 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 6 straight US titles; beats Bill Johnston for 4th straight year 4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • 1926-09-18 46th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4, 6-0, 6-4)
  • 1927-09-17 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Frenchman Rene Lacoste successfully defends title; beats Bill Tilden 11-9, 6-3, 11-9
  • 1928-09-17 48th U.S. Men's National Championship: Henri Cochet beats Francis Hunter (4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3)
  • 1929-09-14 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 7th US title; beats Francis Hunter 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • 1930-09-13 50th U.S. Men's National Championship: John Doeg beats Frank Shields (10-8, 1-6, 6-4, 16-14)
  • 1931-09-10 51st U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats George Lott (7-9, 6-3, 9-7, 7-5)
  • 1933-09-10 53rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1)
  • 1934-09-12 54th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Wilmer Allison (6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 8-6)
  • 1935-09-12 55th U.S. Men's National Championship: Wilmer Allison beats Sidney Wood (6-2, 6-2, 6-3)
  • 1936-09-12 56th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Don Budge (2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8)
  • 1937-09-11 57th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-1, 7-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1)
  • 1938-09-24 58th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gene Mako (6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1) and becomes 1st tennis player to win a grand slam

Sport awardTennis Open

1939-09-17 59th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Welby van Horn (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1940-09-09 60th U.S. Men's National Championship: Donald McNeill beats Bobby Riggs (4-6, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5)
  • 1941-09-07 61st U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs (5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1942-09-07 62nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ted Schroeder beats Frank Parker (8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2)
  • 1943-09-06 63rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Joseph R. Hunt beats Jack Kramer (6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0)
  • 1944-09-04 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills: Frank Parker beats William Talbert 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • 1945-09-03 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills: Frank Parker successfully defends title; beats William Talbert 14-12, 6-1, 6-2
  • 1946-09-08 66th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Tom Brown Jr. (9-7, 6-3, 6-0)
  • 1947-09-14 67th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Frank Parker (4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1948-09-19 68th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Eric Sturgess (6-2, 6-3, 14-12)
  • 1949-09-05 69th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Ted Schroeder (16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4); longest singles final match by number of games (67), before the tiebreaker introduction
  • 1950-09-05 70th U.S. Men's National Championship: Art Larsen beats Herb Flam (6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

1951-09-05 US National Men's Tennis Championship: Australian Frank Sedgman beats Vic Seixas of the United States 6-4, 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1952-09-08 72nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Gardnar Mulloy (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

1953-09-07 US Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats fellow American Vic Seixas 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas

Sport awardTennis Open

1956-09-09 76th U.S. Men's National Championship: Ken Rosewall beats Lew Hoad (4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad

Sport awardTennis Open

1957-09-08 77th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Anderson beats Ashley Cooper (10-8, 7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • 1958-09-07 78th U.S. Men's National Championship: Ashley Cooper beats Malcolm Anderson (6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6)
  • 1959-09-13 79th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Alex Olmedo (6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

1960-09-17 80th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4, 6-4, 9-7)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardTennis Open

1961-09-10 81st U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver (7-5, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 1962-09-10 82nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rod Laver completes his first Grand Slam defeating Roy Emerson (6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4)
  • 1963-09-08 83rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rafael Osuna beats Frank Froehling (7-5, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 1964-09-13 84th U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1965-09-12 85th U.S. Men's National Championship: Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale (6-2, 7-9, 7-5, 6-1)
  • 1966-09-12 US Men's National Tennis Championships: In an all-Australian final Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe 4-6, 12-10, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1967-09-10 87th U.S. Men's National Championship: John Newcombe beats Clark Graebner (6-4, 6-4, 8-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

1968-08-29 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe wins first Open era US title; beats Dutchman Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1969-09-09 Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)
  • 1969-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to claim his record second Grand Slam
  • 1970-09-02 US Open first Grand Slam tournament tiebreak is used to decide a set at 6-6; first player to reach 5 points with sudden death at 4-4
  • 1970-09-13 US Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall wins 2nd US title; beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3
  • 1971-09-01 Australian John Newcombe becomes 1st male top-seed to lose in US Open 1st round when beaten by eventual finalist Jan Kodeš 6-2, 6-7, 6-7, 3,-6

Sport awardTennis Open

1971-09-02 Teenage debutants Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their first matches at the US Open Tennis Championships at Forest Hills

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1971-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis: Stan Smith wins first career Grand Slam event; beats Czech star Jan Kodeš 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6

Sport awardTennis Open

1972-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Ilie Năstase of Romania beats Arthur Ashe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 for his first Grand Slam title

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1973-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: Australian John Newcombe wins his second US title; beats Jan Kodeš 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Sport awardTennis Open

1974-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 5 US titles; outclasses Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-0, 6-1

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1975-08-27 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • 1975-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1976-08-27 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
  • 1976-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis : Jimmy Connors wins his second US title; beats Björn Borg of Sweden 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • 1977-09-01 Tracy Austin at age 14 years, 8 months, 20 days, becomes the youngest female to play in the US Open, beating German Heidi Eisterlehner 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in a 1st round match

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977-09-02 One of the great anti-climaxes in sport; 43-year-old transsexual Rene Richards, who fought for over a year for right to play in a major event, is beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade at the US Open

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade

Sport awardTennis Open

1977-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas becomes the only Argentine to win US title; beats Jimmy Connors 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1978-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to become the 1st player to win the US Open on 3 different surfaces
  • 1979-08-30 Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in US Tennis Open, she loses
  • 1979-08-30 Wildest US Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Năstase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Năstase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated
  • 1979-08-31 16 yr old Tracy Austin defeats 14 yr old Andrea Jaeger at US Open Tennis

Sport awardTennis Open

1979-09-05 Roscoe Tanner fires 11 aces, breaks the net with his bullet serve & upsets top-seeded Björn Borg in US Open Tennis quarterfinals

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardTennis Open

1979-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins first Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Vitas Gerulaitis 7-5, 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

  • 1980-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis: In centenary men's singles final John McEnroe retains title; beats Björn Borg 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4
  • 1981-09-13 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins third straight US title; beats Björn Borg 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in Borg's last Grand Slam match
  • 1982-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins 4th US title; beats Czech star Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
  • 1983-09-11 US Open Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors retains title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0
  • 1984-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins his 4th US title and final Grand Slam singles event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1
  • 1985-06-16 T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open
  • 1985-08-27 Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)

Sport awardTennis Open

1985-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins his first US title; beats John McEnroe 7-6, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 1986-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Czech final Ivan Lendl retains his title; beats Miloslav Mečíř 6-4, 6-2, 6-0

Sport awardTennis Open

1987-09-01 15 year old American tennis player Michael Chang becomes youngest man to win a match at the US Open when he beats Australian Paul McNamee in 4 sets in the opening round

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • 1987-09-05 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open
  • 1987-09-09 Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016
  • 1987-09-14 US Open Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl wins 3rd straight US title; beats Sweden's Mats Wilander 6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

1988-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander wins his only US title and 7th & final Grand Slam event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest final in event's history

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1989-06-16 Only 17 holes-in-one recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
  • 1989-09-03 American tennis star Chris Evert beats 15-year-old Monica Seles 6-0, 6-2 in a 4th round match for her 101st and last US Open singles victory

Sport awardTennis Open

1989-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his only US title; beats Ivan Lendl 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-10-07 Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-09-05 Pete Sampras ends Ivan Lendl's bid for 9th straight US Open final

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1990-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: 19 year old Pete Sampras wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 6-2; Sampras youngest male US Open winner
  • 1991-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first US title; beats American Jim Courier 6-2, 6-4, 6-0
  • 1992-06-30 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)
  • 1992-09-04 In his record 115th and final US Open singles match, Jimmy Connors is beaten by Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 in a 2nd-round night match
  • 1992-09-12 Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang in what is believed to be the longest match in US Open history (5hr 26min)
  • 1992-09-13 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg retains his title; beats Pete Sampras 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2
  • 1993-09-01 Goran Ivanišević and Daniel Nestor play a 20–18 tiebreaker in their US Open first round match, eventually won by Ivanišević 6–4, 7–6, 7–6(20–18); longest tiebreak in US Open history
  • 1993-09-04 Mats Wilander beats fellow Swede Mikael Pernfors in a US Open marathon 7-6, 3-6, 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 in 4 hours 1 minute; match ends at 2:26am
  • 1993-09-05 Largest US Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502)
  • 1993-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his second US title; beats Frenchman Cédric Pioline 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
  • 1994-08-30 Largest US Tennis Open single session (total) 23,618
  • 1994-09-01 8-time major winner Ivan Lendl (34) plays his final professional tennis match; forced to retire with back pain trailing Bernd Karbacher of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open

Sport awardTennis Open

1994-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins first US title; beats Michael Stich of Germany 6-1, 7-6, 7-5

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 1995-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his 3rd US title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
  • 1996-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras retains his title; beats fellow American Michael Chang 6-1, 6-4, 7-6
  • 1997-08-30 Greg Rudaski is 1st to serve (2) 141 MPH serves in a match (US Open)
  • 1997-09-01 Two-time defending US Open champion Pete Sampras has his 17-match winning streak, the 4th-longest of the Open Era in men’s singles, snapped in a 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 loss to Petr Korda of Czech Republic
  • 1997-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis: Patrick Rafter of Australia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Canadian Greg Rusedski 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
  • 1998-09-13 US Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Patrick Rafter retains title; beats Mark Philippoussis 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
  • 1999-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins 2nd and final US title; beats fellow American Todd Martin 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
  • 2000-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Marat Safin of Russia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
  • 2001-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia becomes youngest (20) world #1 player; beats Pete Sampras 7-6, 6-1, 6-1
  • 2002-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins 14th and final Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

2003-09-07 US Open Men's Tennis: American Andy Roddick wins his only career Grand Slam title; beats Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 6-3, 7-6, 6-3

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick

Sport awardTennis Open

2004-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer of Switzerland wins first US title; beats Australian Lleyton Hewitt 6-0, 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2005-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer retains title; beats Andre Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1
  • 2006-09-03 Andre Agassi loses to 112th-ranked Benjamin Becker of Germany 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the 3rd round at the US Open in his final career match; 8-time Grand Slam winner finishes with record of 870-274
  • 2006-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 3rd straight US title; beats Andy Roddick 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
  • 2007-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 4th consecutive US title; beats Novak Đoković (7-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • 2008-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 5th consecutive US title; beats Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2
  • 2009-09-14 US Open Men's Tennis: Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2

Sport awardTennis Open

2010-09-13 US Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins his first US title; beats Novak Đoković 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Sport awardTennis Open

2011-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his first US title; beats Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Sport awardTennis Open

2012-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Andy Murray of Scotland wins his first Grand Slam event; beats defending champion Novak Đoković 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-08-12 100th PGA Championship, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beats Tiger Woods by 2 strokes

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2018-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his third US title; beats '09 champion Juan Martín del Potro 6-4, 7-6, 6-3