U.S. Men's Tennis Open History

Events in Sport

  • 1881-09-03 1st U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats William E. Glyn (6-0, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1882-09-02 2nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark (6-1, 6-4, 6-0)
  • 1883-08-24 3rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats James Dwight (6-2, 6-0, 9-7)
  • 1884-08-27 4th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Howard Taylor (6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • 1885-08-22 5th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Godfrey M. Brinley (6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1886-08-28 6th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman (4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1887-08-30 7th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Henry Slocum (6-1, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1888-08-28 8th U.S. Men's National Championship: Henry Slocum beats Howard Taylor (6-4, 6-1, 6-0)
  • 1889-09-03 9th U.S. Men's National Championship: Henry Slocum beats Quincy Shaw (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2)
  • 1890-08-27 10th U.S. Men's National Championship: 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 Reginald Doherty (4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6)
  • 1903-08-26 23rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Laurence Doherty beats 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 31st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned 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 34th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats 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 38th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Bill Tilden (6-3, 6-1, 7-5)
  • 1919-09-04 39th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Johnston beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1920-09-06 40th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1921-09-19 41st U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Wallace F. Johnson (6-1, 6-3, 6-1)
  • 1922-09-16 42nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1923-09-15 43rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)
  • 1924-09-02 44th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 9-7, 6-2)
  • 1925-09-19 45th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (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 47th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste 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 49th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden 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)

  • 1932-09-10 52nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet (6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 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 64th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Frank Parker beats William Talbert (6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1945-09-03 65th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Frank Parker 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)
  • 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 71st U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Vic Seixas (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 73rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats 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 beats 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 86th U.S. Men's National Championship: 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 1st official (88th overall) U.S. Open (formerly known as U.S National Championships): Arthur Ashe beats 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 89th Men's U.S. Open: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 1970-09-02 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death)
  • 1970-09-13 90th Men's U.S. Open: Ken Rosewall beats Tony Roche (2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3)
  • 1971-09-01 John Newcombe is 1st male top-seed to lose in 1st round of US Open

Sport awardTennis Open

1971-09-02 Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 1971-09-12 91st Men's U.S. Open: Stan Smith beats Jan Kodes (3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

1972-09-10 92nd Men's U.S. Open: Ilie Năstase beats Arthur Ashe (3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1973-09-09 93rd Men's U.S. Open: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

1974-09-08 94th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats 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

Sport awardTennis Open

1977-09-11 97th Men's U.S. Open: Guillermo Vilas 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 98th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn 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 Bjorn Borg in US Tennis Open 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 99th Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (7-5, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Sport awardTennis Open

1985-09-08 105th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl 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

Sport awardTennis Open

1987-09-01 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sport awardTennis Open

1988-09-11 108th Men's U.S. Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4) in the longest final in the Open'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)

Sport awardTennis Open

1989-09-10 109th Men's U.S. Open: Boris Becker 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 110th Men's U.S. Open: 19 year old Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-4, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1991-09-08 111th Men's U.S. Open: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (6-2, 6-4, 6-0)
  • 1992-06-30 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)
  • 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 112th Men's U.S. Open: Stefan Edberg beats Pete Sampras (3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2)
  • 1993-09-04 Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hrs 1 min US Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM
  • 1993-09-05 Largest US Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502)
  • 1993-09-12 113th Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Cedric Pioline (6-4, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1994-08-30 Largest US Tennis Open single session (total) 23,618

Sport awardTennis Open

1994-09-11 114th Men's U.S. Open: Andre Agassi beats Michael Stich (6-1, 7-6, 7-5)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

2003-09-07 123rd Men's U.S. Open: Andy Roddick beats Juan Carlos Ferrero (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 124th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Lleyton Hewitt (6-0, 7-6, 6-0)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2005-09-11 125th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1)
  • 2006-09-10 126th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1)
  • 2007-09-09 127th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Novak Đoković (7-6, 7-6, 6-4)
  • 2008-09-08 128th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (6-2, 7-5, 6-2)
  • 2009-09-14 129th Men's U.S. Open: Juan Martin del Potro beats Roger Federer (3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

2010-09-13 130th Men's U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal 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 131st Men's U.S. Open: Novak Đoković 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 132nd Men's U.S. Open: Andy Murray beats 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