The entry list for the US Open closed with the confirmations of six places for the Argentine singles: Diego Schwartzman, Federico Delbonis, Federico Coria, Guido Pella and Facundo Bagnis. Juan Martin Del Potro does not appear, who intensified his rehabilitation but is not in a position to play (hypothetically he could receive a wild card). Among the ladies, Nadia Podoroska will be in the main draw.
The biggest tennis stars, including the current ATP number 1, Novak Djokovic, and his eternal rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, will participate in the 2021 US Tennis Open, in addition to the most prominent figures on the women’s circuit, such as Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka.
Djokovic, in particular, will also fight to become the third man to win all four Grand Slam in the same year, after having already won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2021.
Should he win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in which he participates, Flushing Meadows could become the only man to win the so-called “Golden Slam” by winning the Big 4 plus Olympic gold in a same year, something that until now only the German Steffi Graff achieved in 1988.
Also present in New York will be Dominic Thiem, who won the US Open last year, as well as Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.
In the women’s field, Barty will try to win another of the greats this year after winning at Wimbledon, and Osaka will defend the New York title, which she won last year by beating Belarusian Victoria Azarenka in the final after coming back from a set against. Aryna Sabalenka, Sofia Kenin, Bianca Andreescu, Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova have also confirmed their participation in the tournament.
The US Tennis Open, in which the maximum capacity will be allowed again after last year the public was banned for the coronavirus pandemic, it will be held this year from August 30 to September 12.