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Rafael Nadal will go for his third US Open title this fortnight in Flushing Meadows.

Nadal, Federer Prepare For Potentially Historic US Open

An executive summary of what every fan should know about the coming fortnight on the ATP World Tour

The US Open, known before 1968 as the US National Championships, is the second-oldest of the four Grand Slams after Wimbledon, and the only one to have been played each year since its inception in 1881. This is the 137th staging of the event, as well as the 50th US Open and 199th Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era. The US Open has been held on the hard courts of Flushing since moving from Forest Hills in 1978. It was played on grass through 1974 and on clay from 1975 to 1977.

NO. 1 ON THE LINE IN EMIRATES ATP RANKINGS: New World No. 1 Rafael Nadal puts his ranking on the line at the US Open and No. 3 Roger Federer can return to the top of men’s tennis. Both can clinch No. 1 on 11 September by winning the US Open title.

Federer must reach the quarter-finals for a chance at replacing Nadal atop the Emirates ATP Rankings. Federer, 36, debuted at No. 1 on 2 February 2004 and has not been No. 1 since 4 November 2012.

He is hoping to break a pair of Andre Agassi’s records. The five-time US Open champion would be the oldest World No. 1 since rankings were established in 1973. The four years and 310 days between 4 November 2012 and 11 September 2017 would be the longest gap between stints at No. 1. Please see below for all scenarios.

US OPEN

DNP

1R

2R

3R

4R

QF

SF

FINAL

TITLE

POINTS

0

10

45

90

180

360

720

1,200

2,000

NADAL

7,465

7,475

7,510

7,555

7,645

7,825

8,185

8,665

9,465

FEDERER

7,145

7,155

7,190

7,235

7,325

7,505

7,865

8,345

9,145

Nadal No. 1 Scenarios
* Champion

* Finalist

* Semi-finalist + Federer does not reach final

* Quarter-finalist, 4th Round or 3rd Round + Federer does not reach SF

* 2nd Round + Federer does not reach SF

* 1st Round or Does Not Play + Federer does not reach QF

Federer No. 1 Scenarios
* Champion

* Finalist

* Semi-finalist + Nadal does not reach SF

* Quarter-finalist + Nadal does not reach 2R

ROGER’S RECORDS: Roger Federer is the all-time leader with 19 Grand Slam men’s singles titles and 302 weeks at No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. The Swiss can extend those records and set several new ones in New York City.

Federer seeks his sixth US Open title, which would break a three-way tie for most in the Open Era.

Player

Titles

Years

Roger Federer

5

2004-08

Jimmy Connors

5

1974, 1976, 1978, 1982-83

Pete Sampras

5

1990, 1993, 1995-96, 2002

John McEnroe

4

1979-81, 1984

Ivan Lendl

3

1985-87 

Federer seeks his eighth US Open final, which would create a three-way tie for most in the Open Era.

Player

Finals

Years

Pete Sampras

8

1990, 1992-93, 1995-96, 2000-02

Ivan Lendl

8

1982-89

Roger Federer

7

2004-09, 2015

Novak Djokovic

7

2007, 2010-13, 2015-16

Jimmy Connors

7

1974-78, 1982-83

Federer seeks his sixth US Open title 13 years after winning his first, which would set an Open Era record for greatest number of years between first and most recent US Open titles.

Player

No.

Years

Pete Sampras

12

1990, 2002

Jimmy Connors

9

1974, 1983

Andre Agassi

5

1994, 1999

John McEnroe

5

1979, 1984 

Federer seeks a sixth US Open title nine years after winning his fifth, which would set an Open Era record for greatest number of years between US Open titles.

Player

No.

Years

Pete Sampras

6

1996, 2002

Andre Agassi

5

1994, 1999

Novak Djokovic

4

2011, 2015

Jimmy Connors

4

1978, 1982

Federer, 36, bids to become the oldest US Open champion in the Open Era (and oldest US Open finalist since 1974).

Player

Age

Year

Ken Rosewall

35

1970

Stan Wawrinka

31

2016

Rod Laver

31

1969

Pete Sampras

31

2002

ONLY THREE HAVE CRACKED BIG FOUR: The ‘Big Four’ of Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic has won 45 of the last 50 Grand Slam titles. Only former US Open champions Juan Martin del Potro, Marin Cilic and Stan Wawrinka have broken the Big Four’s dominance during that stretch, with Wawrinka winning three Grand Slams. Since 2005 Roland Garros, Nadal and Federer have both captured 15 Grand Slam titles (Djokovic-12, Murray-3).

THREE-QUARTER SLAM: Roger Federer enters the US Open for the fourth time as the reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon champion (also in 2004, 2006 and 2007). Federer went on to win the US Open title in all three of those years.

FEELS LIKE HOME TO HIM: Arthur Ashe Stadium turns 20 at the 2017 US Open, and no man has won or played more matches inside the biggest tennis arena in the world than Federer (66-8). Federer also owns the most evening-session wins among men since 1980 (31-1) and could pass Andre Agassi (28-5) for the most evening-session matches.

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2006 ALL OVER AGAIN: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have combined to win the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles for the fifth time (also in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010). Federer or Nadal went on to win the US Open title in all but one of those years. Juan Martin del Potro defeated Nadal and Federer en route to the 2009 US Open title.

NEVER IN OPEN ERA: Roger Federer did it at the Australian Open in 2007 and Wimbledon in 2017. Rafael Nadal did it at Roland Garros in 2008, 2010 and 2017. But no man in the Open Era has ever won the US Open title without dropping a set. Neale Fraser is the last player overall to do so, sweeping 21 sets for the 1960 US National Championships title.

GRAPPLE IN THE APPLE: Legendary boxing promoter Don King billed it the ‘Grapple in the Apple’ in 2008, but Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have still never played at the US Open. On five occasions, they were only one match away.

Year

Round

Who Lost?

What Happened?

2008

SF

Nadal

Nadal lost to Murray, who lost to Federer in final.

2009

SF

Nadal

Nadal lost to del Potro, who beat Federer in final.

2010

SF

Federer

Federer held 2 MPs but lost to Djokovic, who lost to Nadal in final.

2011

SF

Federer

Federer held 2 MPs but lost to Djokovic, who beat Nadal in final.

2013

4R

Federer

Federer lost to Robredo, who lost to eventual champion Nadal in QF.

HARD-COURT DROUGHT: Rafael Nadal will reach 144 weeks overall as World No. 1 during the US Open. He can ensure that he remains No. 1 by winning the title, but the Spaniard has not bitten a hard-court championship trophy in nearly four years. Nadal has played 34 hard-court events and eight hard-court finals since his last title on the surface at 2014 Doha.

PAST CHAMP RETURNING: 2014 champion Marin Cilic will attempt to become the first player in the Open Era to win the US Open title without playing any matches between Wimbledon and the US Open.

SASCHA SEEKS BREAKTHROUGH: Alexander Zverev has yet to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final. But after winning back-to-back titles earlier this month at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., and the Coupe Rogers, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Montreal, Zverev has emerged as the No. 4 seed at the US Open. Should the 20-year-old capture his third title of the summer and sixth of the season in New York, he would become the second-youngest US Open champion in the Open Era behind only a 19-year-old Pete Sampras in 1990.

DIMITROV DELIVERING: Grigor Dimitrov held in 52 of 53 service games en route to the biggest title of his career at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Cincinnati. Dimitrov, the No. 7 seed, has never reached the US Open quarter-finals.

The Cincinnati champion has won the US Open title once in the past nine years (Rafael Nadal in 2013). Dimitrov, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev and Juan Martin del Potro are among those who could make it six straight years with a different US Open champion.

UNSEEDED STATS: There has not been an unseeded US Open semi-finalist since Mikhail Youzhny in 2006, finalist since Mark Philippoussis in 1998 and champion since Andre Agassi in 1994. The US Open went from 16 to 32 seeds in 2001.

THEY’RE UNSEEDED TOO: Gilles Muller (2008) and Nicolas Escude (1999) both reached the US Open quarter-finals for the best finish by a qualifier in the Open Era. Jimmy Connors did one better by reaching the 1991 semi-finals for the best finish by a wild card.

Lucky losers haven’t been as successful, with Flavio Cipolla (2008), Fernando Verdasco (2003) and Laurence Tieleman (1999) tied for the best finish by a player who lost in qualifying. They each reached the third round.

All-Time Grand Slam Men’s Singles Title Leaders

Rank

Titles

Player

1

19

Roger Federer

2

15

Rafael Nadal

3

14

Pete Sampras

T4

12

Novak Djokovic

T4

12

Roy Emerson

All-Time Grand Slam Win Leaders 

Rank

Player

Win-Loss

Titles

1

Roger Federer

321-51

19

2

Novak Djokovic

237-39

12

3

Jimmy Connors

233-49

8

4

Andre Agassi

224-53

8

5

Ivan Lendl

222-49

8

6

Rafael Nadal

219-33

15

7

Roy Emerson

209-48

12

8

Pete Sampras

203-38

14

9

Andy Murray

188-43

3

10

Stefan Edberg

178-47

6

All-Time US Open Win Leaders

Rank

Player

Win-Loss

Titles

1

Jimmy Connors

98-17

5

2

Andre Agassi

79-19

2

3

Roger Federer

78-11

5

4

Vic Seixas

75-27

1

5

Ivan Lendl

73-13

3

T6

Bill Tilden

71-7

7

T6

Pete Sampras

71-9

5

8

R. Norris Williams

69-20

2

9

John McEnroe

65-12

4

10

Novak Djokovic

62-10

2

Players competing at 2017 US Open in bold

SPANISH SPOILERS: Left-handed Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco are quickly approaching Roger Federer’s Open Era-record of 65 consecutive Grand Slam main draw appearances. Lopez, Federer’s former junior rival, could tie the Swiss at Roland Garros and pass him at Wimbledon. The 31st-seeded Lopez is making his 16th straight appearance at the US Open. The streaks of Novak Djokovic (51) and Stan Wawrinka (50) will end at the US Open.

Rank

Player

Consecutive Grand Slam Events Played

1

Roger Federer

65 (2000 Australian Open-2016 Australian Open)

2

Feliciano Lopez

63 (2002 Roland Garros-2017 US Open)

3

Fernando Verdasco

58 (2003 Wimbledon-2017 US Open)

4

Wayne Ferreira

56 (1991 Australian Open-2004 US Open)

5

Stefan Edberg

54 (1983 Wimbledon-1996 US Open)

HARD-COURT WIN LEADERS: Grigor Dimitrov earned his ATP-best 24th hard-court win of 2017 in the Cincinnati final.

Rank

Player

W-L

Titles

1

Grigor Dimitrov

24-6

3

2

Roger Federer

23-2

3

3

Nick Kyrgios

23-7

0

4

Jack Sock

23-9

2

5

Rafael Nadal

22-7

0

NOTE: Roberto Bautista Agut is 21-6 with one title entering the Winston-Salem Open final.

US Open Finish of Hard-Court Win Leaders Entering US Open (since 2000)

Year

Player

Hard Court W-L

US Open Finish

2017

Grigor Dimitrov

24-6

TBD

2016

Novak Djokovic

33-2

Runner-up

2015

Novak Djokovic

33-4

Champion

2014

Roger Federer

33-5

Semi-finalist

2013

Novak Djokovic

25-4

Runner-up

2012

Novak Djokovic

29-3

Runner-up

2011

Novak Djokovic

33-1

Champion

2010

Andy Roddick

33-7

2nd Round

2009

Andy Murray

34-3

4th Round

2008

Rafael Nadal

36-7

Semi-finalist

2007

James Blake

33-9

4th Round

2006

Roger Federer

35-2

Champion

2005

Roger Federer

38-1

Champion

2004

Andy Roddick

44-8

Quarter-finalist

2003

Andy Roddick

34-7

Champion

2002

Andy Roddick

30-9

Quarter-finalist

2001

Andre Agassi

30-5

Quarter-finalist

2001

Patrick Rafter

30-7

4th Round

2001

Jan-Michael Gambill

30-13

2nd Round

2000

Thomas Enqvist

29-9

4th Round

Players competing at 2017 US Open in bold

Career Hard-Court Title Leaders (Open Era)

Player

Hard Court Titles

Roger Federer

63

Novak Djokovic

51

Jimmy Connors

49

Andre Agassi

48

Pete Sampras

38


Players competing at 2017 US Open in
bold

Active Players Hard-Court Title Leaders

Player

Hard Court Titles

Last Hard Court Title

Roger Federer

63

2017 ATP Masters 1000 Miami

Novak Djokovic

51

2017 Doha

Andy Murray

33

2017 Dubai

Rafael Nadal

16

2014 Doha

Juan Martin del Potro

15

2016 Stockholm

Players competing at 2017 US Open in bold

GRAND SLAM TITLE BREAKTHROUGH: In the Open Era, 13 players have earned their first Grand Slam title by winning the US Open. This tournament has the second-highest number of first-time Grand Slam champions behind Roland Garros.

Australian Open (11)

 

Roland Garros (21)

 

Roland Garros

 

Jimmy Connors

1974

Ken Rosewall

1968

Jim Courier

1991

Mark Edmondson

1976

Jan Kodes

1970

Sergi Bruguera

1993

Roscoe Tanner

1977

Andres Gimeno

1972

Thomas Muster

1995

Vitas Gerulaitis

1977

Bjorn Borg

1974

Yevgeny Kafelnikov

1996

Brian Teacher

1980

Adriano Panatta

1976

Gustavo Kuerten

1997

Johan Kriek

1981

Guillermo Vilas

1977

Carlos Moya

1998

Stefan Edberg

1985

Mats Wilander

1982

Albert Costa

2002

Petr Korda

1998

Yannick Noah

1983

Juan Carlos Ferrero

2003

Thomas Johansson

2002

Ivan Lendl

1984

Gaston Gaudio

2004

Novak Djokovic

2008

Michael Chang

1989

Rafael Nadal

2005

Stan Wawrinka

2014

Andres Gomez

1990

 

 

Wimbledon (9)

 

US Open (13)

 

 

 

Rod Laver

1968

Arthur Ashe

1968

 

 

John Newcombe

1970

Stan Smith

1971

 

 

Boris Becker

1985

Ilie Nastase

1972

 

 

Pat Cash

1987

Manuel Orantes

1975

 

 

Michael Stich

1991

John McEnroe

1979

 

 

Andre Agassi

1992

Pete Sampras

1990

 

 

Richard Krajicek

1996

Patrick Rafter

1997

 

 

Goran Ivanisevic

2001

Marat Safin

2000

 

 

Roger Federer

2003

Lleyton Hewitt

2001

 

 

 

 

Andy Roddick

2003

 

 

 

 

Juan Martin del Potro

2009

 

 

 

 

Andy Murray

2012

 

 

 

 

Marin Cilic

2014

 

 

Players competing at 2017 US Open in bold

TITLE DEFENCES: With Stan Wawrinka out for the season, Roger Federer remains the last man to successfully defend the US Open title, having won five straight titles from 2004 through 2008. Wawrinka is the fourth defending champion to miss the US Open since 2003, joining Pete Sampras in 2003, Juan Martin del Potro in 2010 and Rafael Nadal in 2014.

Successful Grand Slam Title Defenses (Open Era)

Australian Open (12)

Roland Garros (16)

Ken Rosewall, 1971-72

Guillermo Vilas, 1978-79

Johan Kriek, 1981-82

Mats Wilander, 1983-84

Stefan Edberg, 1985-87* (*not played in 1986)

Ivan Lendl, 1989-90

Jim Courier, 1992-93

Andre Agassi, 2000-01

Roger Federer, 2006-07

Novak Djokovic, 2011-13 (2 defenses)

Novak Djokovic, 2015-16

Jan Kodes, 1970-71

Bjorn Borg, 1974-75

Bjorn Borg, 1978-81 (3 defenses)

Ivan Lendl, 1986-87

Jim Courier, 1991-92

Sergi Bruguera, 1993-94

Gustavo Kuerten, 2000-01

Rafael Nadal, 2005-08 (3 defenses)

Rafael Nadal, 2010-14 (4 defenses)

 

Wimbledon (18)

US Open (12)

Rod Laver, 1968-69

John Newcombe, 1970-71

Bjorn Borg, 1976-80 (4 defenses)

John McEnroe, 1983-84

Boris Becker, 1985-86

Pete Sampras, 1993-95 (2 defenses)

Pete Sampras, 1997-2000 (3 defenses)

Roger Federer, 2003-07 (4 defenses)

Novak Djokovic, 2014-15

 

John McEnroe, 1979-81 (2 defenses)

Jimmy Connors, 1982-83

Ivan Lendl, 1985-87 (2 defenses)

Stefan Edberg, 1991-92

Pete Sampras, 1995-96

Patrick Rafter, 1997-98

Roger Federer, 2004-08 (4 defenses)

 

 

Players competing at 2017 US Open in bold

TOP SEED FINISHES: The top seed has won the title 15 times in the 49 US Opens held during the Open Era. The US Open top seed has lost twice in the first round: John Newcombe in 1971 and Stefan Edberg in 1990.

Year

Top Seed

Finish

2017

Rafael Nadal

TBD

2016

Novak Djokovic

Lost Final to Stan Wawrinka

2015

Novak Djokovic

Champion def. Roger Federer

2014

Novak Djokovic

Lost SF to Kei Nishikori

2013

Novak Djokovic

Lost Final to Rafael Nadal

2012

Roger Federer

Lost QF to Tomas Berdych

2011

Novak Djokovic

Champion def. Rafael Nadal

2010

Rafael Nadal

Champion def. Novak Djokovic

2009

Roger Federer

Lost Final to Juan Martin del Potro

2008

Rafael Nadal

Lost SF to Andy Murray

2007

Roger Federer

Champion def. Novak Djokovic

2006

Roger Federer

Champion def. Andy Roddick

2005

Roger Federer

Champion def. Andre Agassi

2004

Roger Federer

Champion def. Lleyton Hewitt

2003

Andre Agassi

Lost SF to Juan Carlos Ferrero

2002

Lleyton Hewitt

Lost SF to Andre Agassi

2001

Gustavo Kuerten

Lost QF to Yevgeny Kafelnikov

2000

Andre Agassi

Lost 2nd Round to Arnaud Clement

1999

Pete Sampras

Withdrew before 1st Round

1998

Pete Sampras

Lost SF to Patrick Rafter

1997

Pete Sampras

Lost 4th Round to Petr Korda

1996

Pete Sampras

Champion def. Michael Chang

1995

Andre Agassi

Lost Final to Pete Sampras

1994

Pete Sampras

Lost 4th Round to Jaime Yzaga

1993

Jim Courier

Lost 4th Round to Cedric Pioline

1992

Jim Courier

Lost SF to Pete Sampras

1991

Boris Becker

Lost 3rd Round to Paul Haarhuis

1990

Stefan Edberg

Lost 1st Round to Alexander Volkov

1989

Ivan Lendl

Lost Final to Boris Becker

1988

Ivan Lendl

Lost Final to Mats Wilander

1987

Ivan Lendl

Champion def. Mats Wilander

1986

Ivan Lendl

Champion def. Miloslav Mecir

1985

John McEnroe

Lost Final to Ivan Lendl

1984

John McEnroe

Champion def. Ivan Lendl

1983

John McEnroe

Lost 4th Round to Bill Scanlon

1982

John McEnroe

Lost SF to Ivan Lendl

1981

John McEnroe

Champion def. Bjorn Borg

1980

Bjorn Borg

Lost Final to John McEnroe

1979

Bjorn Borg

Lost QF to Roscoe Tanner

1978

Bjorn Borg

Lost Final to Jimmy Connors

1977

Bjorn Borg

Lost 4th Round to Dick Stockton

1976

Jimmy Connors

Champion def. Bjorn Borg

1975

Jimmy Connors

Lost Final to Manuel Orantes

1974

Jimmy Connors

Champion def. Ken Rosewall

1973

Stan Smith*

Lost SF to Jan Kodes

1973

Ilie Nastase*

Lost 2nd Round to Andrew Pattison

1972

Stan Smith

Lost QF to Arthur Ashe

1971

John Newcombe

Lost 1st Round to Jan Kodes

1970

Rod Laver

Lost 4th Round to Dennis Ralston

1969

Rod Laver

Champion def. Tony Roche

1968

Rod Laver

Lost 4th Round to Cliff Drysdale

Players competing at 2017 US Open in bold

*In 1973, there were two No. 1 seeds

LEFT-HANDED CHAMPIONS: Six left-handers have combined to win 14 US Open singles titles in the Open Era.

Jimmy Connors (5): 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982-83

John McEnroe (4): 1979-81, 1984

Rafael Nadal (2): 2010, 2013

Guillermo Vilas (1): 1977

Manuel Orantes (1): 1975

Rod Laver (1): 1969

COUNTRY BREAKDOWN: There are 43 countries represented in the men’s singles draw at the US Open (40 in 2016).

Country

Total

Seeds

Wild Cards

Qualifiers

Lucky Losers

Argentina

7

2

 

 

1

Australia

7

1

1

1

 

Austria

2

1

 

 

 

Barbados

1

 

 

1

 

Belgium

3

1

 

 

 

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

 

 

 

 

Brazil

3

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria

1

1

 

 

 

Canada

2

 

 

1

 

Chinese Taipei

1

 

 

 

 

Colombia

1

 

 

 

 

Croatia

3

1

 

 

 

Cyprus

1

 

 

 

 

Czech Republic

3

1

 

1

 

France

13

5

1

2

 

Georgia

1

 

 

 

 

Germany

8

2

 

2

 

Great Britain

4

1

 

1

 

Hungary

1

 

 

 

 

Israel

1

 

 

 

 

Italy

6

1

 

1

 

Japan

2

 

 

 

 

Kazakhstan

1

 

 

1

 

Latvia

1

 

 

 

 

Lithuania

1

 

 

 

 

Luxembourg

1

1

 

 

 

Moldova

1

 

 

1

 

Netherlands

1

1

 

 

 

Portugal

1

 

 

 

 

Romania

1

 

 

 

 

Russia

7

1

 

 

 

Serbia

3

 

 

 

 

Slovakia

1

 

 

 

 

Slovenia

1

 

 

 

 

South Africa

1

1

 

 

 

South Korea

1

 

 

 

 

Spain

9

6

 

1

 

Switzerland

2

1

 

 

 

Tunisia

1

 

 

 

 

Ukraine

1

 

 

 

 

United States of America

19

3

6

3

 

Uruguay

1

1

 

 

 

Uzbekistan

1

 

 

 

 

43 Countries

128

32

8

16

1

FIRST-TIMERS: There are 23 players making their US Open debut this year (up from 16 in 2016): JC Aragone, Geoffrey Blancaneaux, Marius Copil, Alex de Minaur, Christopher Eubanks, Norbert Gombos, Nicolas Kicker, Darian King, Evan King, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Patrick Kypson, Henri Laaksonen, Maximilian Marterer, Daniil Medvedev, Adrian Menendez-Maceiras, Vincent Millot, Thiago Monteiro, Cameron Norrie, Vaclav Safranek, Tennys Sandgren, Denis Shapovalov, Yuichi Sugita and Stefano Travaglia. In the Open Era, no man has ever won the US Open title in his tournament debut. The last player to win a title in his debut at a Grand Slam event was Rafael Nadal at 2005 Roland Garros.

FROM BOYS TO MEN: Ten former US Open junior champions and six runners-up are in the men’s singles draw. Stefan Edberg, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray are the only players to have won both the boys’ and men’s singles titles.

Year

Junior Champion

Year

Junior Runner-Up

2015

Taylor Fritz

2015

Tommy Paul

2013

Borna Coric

2013

Thanasi Kokkinakis

2010

Jack Sock

2011

Jiri Vesely

2009

Bernard Tomic

2005

Jeremy Chardy

2008

Grigor Dimitrov

2003

Marcos Baghdatis

2007

Ricardas Berankis

2002

Marcos Baghdatis

2004

Andy Murray

1998

Roger Federer

2003

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

 

 

2002

Richard Gasquet

 

 

2001

Gilles Muller

 

 

US OPEN CHAMPIONS LIST: Of the 54 Grand Slam champions in the Open Era, 27 have won the US Open title.

Player

Titles

Years

Jimmy Connors

5

1974, 1976, 1978, 1982-83

Roger Federer

5

2004-08

Pete Sampras

5

1990, 1993, 1995-96, 2002

John McEnroe

4

1979-81, 1984

Ivan Lendl

3

1985-87

Andre Agassi

2

1994, 1999

Novak Djokovic

2

2011, 2015

Stefan Edberg

2

1991-92

Rafael Nadal

2

2010, 2013

Patrick Rafter

2

1997-98

Arthur Ashe

1

1968

Boris Becker

1

1989

Marin Cilic

1

2014

Juan Martin del Potro

1

2009

Lleyton Hewitt

1

2001

Rod Laver

1

1969 (also 1962)

Andy Murray

1

2012

Ilie Nastase

1

1972

John Newcombe

1

1973 (also 1967)

Manuel Orantes

1

1975

Andy Roddick

1

2003

Ken Rosewall

1

1970 (also 1956)

Marat Safin

1

2000

Stan Smith

1

1971

Guillermo Vilas

1

1977

Stan Wawrinka

1

2016

Mats Wilander

1

1988

Players competing at 2017 US Open in bold

US Open Singles Finals (Open Era)

Year

Champion

Runner-up

Score

2016

Stan Wawrinka

Novak Djokovic

67(1) 64 75 63

2015

Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer

64 57 64 64

2014

Marin Cilic

Kei Nishikori

63 63 63

2013

Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic

62 36 64 61

2012

Andy Murray

Novak Djokovic

76(10) 75 26 36 62

2011

Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal

62 64 67(3) 61

2010

Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic

64 57 64 62

2009

Juan Martin del Potro

Roger Federer

36 76(5) 46 76(4) 62

2008

Roger Federer

Andy Murray

62 75 62

2007

Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic

76(4) 76(2) 64

2006

Roger Federer

Andy Roddick

62 46 75 61

2005

Roger Federer

Andre Agassi

63 26 76(1) 61

2004

Roger Federer

Lleyton Hewitt

60 76(3) 60

2003

Andy Roddick

Juan Carlos Ferrero

63 76(2) 63

2002

Pete Sampras

Andre Agassi

63 64 57 64

2001

Lleyton Hewitt

Pete Sampras

76(4) 61 61

2000

Marat Safin

Pete Sampras

64 63 63

1999

Andre Agassi

Todd Martin

64 67 67 63 62

1998

Patrick Rafter

Mark Philippoussis

63 36 62 60

1997

Patrick Rafter

Greg Rusedski

63 62 46 75

1996

Pete Sampras

Michael Chang

61 64 76

1995

Pete Sampras

Andre Agassi

64 63 46 75

1994

Andre Agassi

Michael Stich

61 76 75

1993

Pete Sampras

Cedric Pioline

64 64 63

1992

Stefan Edberg

Pete Sampras

36 64 76 62

1991

Stefan Edberg

Jim Courier

62 64 60

1990

Pete Sampras

Andre Agassi

64 63 62

1989

Boris Becker

Ivan Lendl

76 16 63 76

1988

Mats Wilander

Ivan Lendl

64 46 63 57 64

1987

Ivan Lendl

Mats Wilander

67 60 76 64

1986

Ivan Lendl

Miloslav Mecir

64 62 60

1985

Ivan Lendl

John McEnroe

76 63 64

1984

John McEnroe

Ivan Lendl

63 64 61

1983

Jimmy Connors

Ivan Lendl

63 67 75 60

1982

Jimmy Connors

Ivan Lendl

63 62 46 64

1981

John McEnroe

Bjorn Borg

46 62 64 63

1980

John McEnroe

Bjorn Borg

76 61 67 57 64

1979

John McEnroe

Vitas Gerulaitis

75 63 63

1978

Jimmy Connors

Bjorn Borg

64 62 62

1977

Guillermo Vilas

Jimmy Connors

26 63 75 60

1976

Jimmy Connors

Bjorn Borg

64 36 76 64

1975

Manuel Orantes

Jimmy Connors

64 63 63

1974

Jimmy Connors

Ken Rosewall

61 60 61

1973

John Newcombe

Jan Kodes

64 16 46 62 62

1972

Ilie Nastase

Arthur Ashe

36 63 67 64 63

1971

Stan Smith

Jan Kodes

36 63 62 76

1970

Ken Rosewall

Tony Roche

26 64 76 63

1969

Rod Laver

Tony Roche

79 61 62 62

1968

Arthur Ashe

Tom Okker

14-12 57 63 36 63

Players competing at 2017 US Open in bold

US Open Doubles Finals (Open Era)

Year

Champion

Runner-Up

Score

2016

Jamie Murray / Bruno Soares

Pablo Carreno Busta / Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

62 63

2015

Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut

Jamie Murray / John Peers+

64 64

2014

Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan

Marcel Granollers / Marc Lopez+

63 64

2013

Leander Paes / Radek Stepanek

Alexander Peya / Bruno Soares+

61 63

2012

Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan

Leander Paes / Radek Stepanek

63 64

2011

Jurgen Melzer / Philipp Petzschner

Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski

62 62

2010

Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan

Rohan Bopanna / Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi+

76(5) 76(4)

2009

Lukas Dlouhy / Leander Paes

Mahesh Bhupathi / Mark Knowles

36 63 62

2008

Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan

Lukas Dlouhy / Leander Paes

76(5) 76(10)

2007

Simon Aspelin / Julian Knowle

Lukas Dlouhy / Pavel Vizner

75 64

2006

Martin Damm / Leander Paes

Jonas Bjorkman / Max Mirnyi

67 64 63

2005

Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan

Jonas Bjorkman / Max Mirnyi

61 64

2004

Daniel Nestor / Mark Knowles

Leander Paes / David Rikl

63 63

2003

Jonas Bjorkman / Todd Woodbridge

Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan

57 60 75

2002

Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi

Jiri Novak / Radek Stepanek

63 36 64

2001

Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett

Donald Johnson / Jared Palmer

76(9) 26 63

2000

Lleyton Hewitt / Max Mirnyi

Ellis Ferreira / Rick Leach

64 57 76

1999

Sebastien Lareau / Alex O'Brien

Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander Paes

76 64

1998

Sandon Stolle / Cyril Suk

Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor

46 76 62

1997

Yevgeny Kafelnikov / Daniel Vacek

Jonas Bjorkman / Niklas Kulti

76 63

1996

Mark Woodforde / Todd Woodbridge

Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis

46 76 76

1995

Mark Woodforde / Todd Woodbridge

Alex O'Brien / Sandon Stolle

63 63

1994

Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis

Mark Woodforde / Todd Woodbridge

63 76

1993

Ken Flach / Rich Leach

Karel Novacek / Martin Damm

67 64 62

1992

Jim Grabb / Richey Reneberg

Rick Leach / Kelly Jones

36 76 63 63

1991

John Fitzgerald / Anders Jarryd

Scott Davis / David Pate

63 36 63 63

1990

Pieter Aldrich / Danie Visser

Paul Annacone / David Wheaton

62 76 62

1989

John McEnroe / Mark Woodforde

Ken Flach / Robert Seguso

64 46 63 63

1988

Sergio Casal / Emilio Sanchez

Rick Leach / Jim Pugh

Walkover

1987

Stefan Edberg / Anders Jarryd

Ken Flach / Robert Seguso

76 62 46 57 76

1986

Andres Gomez / Slobodan Zivojinovic

Joakim Nystrom / Mats Wilander

46 63 63 46 63

1985

Ken Flach / Robert Seguso

Henri Leconte / Yannick Noah

67 76 76 60

1984

John Fitzgerald / Tomas Smid

Stefan Edberg / Anders Jarryd

76 63 63

1983

John McEnroe / Peter Fleming

Fritz Buehning / Van Winitsky

63 64 62

1982

Kevin Curren / Steve Denton

Victor Amaya / Hank Pfister

62 67 57 62 64

1981

John McEnroe / Peter Fleming

Heinz Gunthardt / Peter McNamara

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1980

Robert Lutz / Stan Smith

John McEnroe / Peter Fleming

76 36 61 36 63

1979

John McEnroe / Peter Fleming

Robert Lutz / Stan Smith

62 64

1978

Robert Lutz / Stan Smith

Marty Riessen / Sherwood Stewart

16 75 63

1977

Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan

Brian Gottfried / Raul Ramirez

64 60

1976

Marty Riessen / Tom Okker

Paul Kronk / Cliff Latcher

64 60

1975

Jimmy Connors / Ilie Nastase

Tom Okker / Marty Riessen

64 76

1974

Robert Lutz / Stan Smith

Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol

63 63

1973

Owen Davidson / John Newcombe

Rod Laver / Ken Rosewall

75 26 75 75

1972

Cliff Drysdale / Roger Taylor

Owen Davidson / John Newcombe

64 76 63

1971

John Newcombe / Roger Taylor

Stan Smith / Erik van Dillen

67 63 76 46 76

1970

Pierre Barthes / Nikki Pilic

Roy Emerson / Rod Laver

63 76 46 76

1969

Ken Rosewall / Fred Stolle

Charles Pasarell / Dennis Ralston

26 75 13-11 63

1968

Robert Lutz / Stan Smith

Arthur Ashe / Andres Gimeno

11-9 61 75

Players competing at 2017 US Open in bold

+Not playing together at 2017 US Open