US Open: Djokovic, big absentees, TV… All you need to know about the 2021 edition

The US Open opens this Monday and will be followed until September 12. Here’s everything you need to know about the last Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season.

Djokovic, the calendar Grand Slam?

After his failure at the Tokyo Olympics a few weeks ago, Novak Djokovic is back and intends to win the US Open after the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. This would allow the world No. 1 to afford the famous calendar Grand Slam, namely to win the four major tournaments in one year. “We work every day of our life to achieve this, to win a Grand Slam and make history,” said the Serbian who remains on a US Open to forget. Indeed, last year, he was disqualified after hitting a linesman with a ball after a gesture of anger.

Nadal, Federer, Thiem … many absent

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic… There will be many absentees in New York for this US Open. Enough to leave the way open to Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev. But it is not only among men that the packages will be felt. Among the women, Serena Williams and her sister Venus but also Sofia Kenin will not be present.

Whatdates ?

The US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the season, takes place from Monday August 30 to Sunday September 12.

Which channel ?

The US Open will be watched live and in full on Eurosport.

What sanitary measures?

To access the stands of the US Open, spectators will have to present proof of vaccination to fight against the risks associated with Covid-19.

Who are the last winners?

In women, Naomi Osaka triumphed in 2020 while in men, Dominic Thiem won the US Open.

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