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US Open Results 2013: Men

Rafael Nadal at the US Open

The 2013 US Open Tennis Championships men’s singles and doubles results will be listed below for each day of the tournament to make it easier for you to follow who wins and loses, your favourite players progress and who upsets the seeds and who players had to beat to make it through to the quarters, semis and final.

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For further details about this tournament please visit 2013 US Open directory page, where the link for each new update will be listed in that one place.

Pictured above is current World No.2 Rafael Nadal at the 2013 US Open preparing to play his famous forehand ground stroke as he visually tracks the ball to the bounce.  The 27-year-old Nadal won the 2010 US Open singles title and heads into the 2013 event as the favourite on form with a perfect 15-0 hard court record this year, including a trio of ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, in Indian Wells, Montreal and Cincinnati.

The 1.85m Spaniard can earn the World No.1 ranking if he out performs Novak Djokovic by reaching the final and Djokovic loses before the quarter-finals. Nadal would also become No.1 by winning the title provided Djokovic loses in the semi-finals or earlier.

MONDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Final
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [1] N Djokovic (SRB) 62 36 64 61

SATURDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d [9] S Wawrinka (SUI) 26 76 36 62 64
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [8] R Gasquet (FRA) 64 76(1) 62

THURSDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d [21] M Youzhny (RUS) 63 62 36 60
[9] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [3] A Murray (GBR) 64 63 62

WEDNESDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Quarter-finals
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [19] T Robredo (ESP) 60 62 62
[8] R Gasquet (FRA) d [4] D Ferrer (ESP) 63 61 46 26 63

TUESDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Fourth Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d M Granollers (ESP) 63 60 60
[3] A Murray (GBR) d D Istomin (UZB) 67(5) 61 64 64
[9] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [5] T Berdych (CZE) 36 61 76(6) 62
[21] M Youzhny (RUS) d L Hewitt (AUS) 63 36 67(3) 64 75

MONDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Fourth Round
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d [22] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 67(4) 64 63 61
[4] D Ferrer (ESP) d [18] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 76(2) 36 75 76(3)
[19] T Robredo (ESP) d [7] R Federer (SUI) 76(3) 63 64
[8] R Gasquet (FRA) d [10] M Raonic (CAN) 67(4) 76(4) 26 76(9) 75 – saved 1 match point

SUNDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2013

Singles – Third Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d J Sousa (POR) 60 62 62
[3] A Murray (GBR) d F Mayer (GER) 76(2) 62 62
[5] T Berdych (CZE) d [31] J Benneteau (FRA) 60 63 62
[9] S Wawrinka (SUI) d M Baghdatis (CYP) 63 62 67(1) 76(7)
[21] M Youzhny (RUS) d [12] T Haas (GER) 63 62 26 63
D Istomin (UZB) d [20] A Seppi (ITA) 63 64 26 36 61
L Hewitt (AUS) d E Donskoy (RUS) 63 76(5) 36 61
M Granollers (ESP) d T Smyczek (USA) 64 46 06 63 75

SATURDAY, 31 AUGUST 2013

Singles – Third Round
[2] R Nadal (ESP d I Dodig (CRO) 64 63 63
[4] D Ferrer (ESP) d M Kukushkin (KAZ) 64 63 46 64
[7] R Federer (SUI) d A Mannarino (FRA) 63 60 62
[8] R Gasquet (FRA) d [32] D Tursunov (RUS) 63 26 64 42 retired
[10] M Raonic (CAN) d [23] F Lopez (ESP) 67(4) 64 63 64
[22] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d [13] J Isner (USA) 64 36 75 76(5)
[18] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d J Sock (USA) 36 76(1) 61 62
[19] T Robredo (ESP) d D Evans (GBR) 76(6) 61 46 75

FRIDAY, 30 AUGUST 2013

Singles – Second Round
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] d. Benjamin Becker (GER) 76(2) 62 62
Andy Murray (GBR) [3] d. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 75 61 36 61
Tomas Berdych (CZE) [5] d. Denis Kudla (USA) 76(3) 76(3) 63
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) d. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) [6] 64 57 36 76(2) 61
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [9] d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 75 76(8) 64
Tommy Haas (GER) [12] d. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 63 64 76(3)
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) d. Kevin Anderson (RSA) [17] 62 62 62
Andreas Seppi (ITA) [20] d. Somdev Devvarman (IND) 76(8) 64 75
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) [21] d. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 75 61 63
Julien Benneteau (FRA) [31] d. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 64 63 64
Joao Sousa (POR) d. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 16 63 36 63 64
Tim Smyczek (USA) d. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) 36 76(6) 26 64 64
Marcel Granollers (ESP) d. Rajeev Ram (USA) 36 46 62 63 75
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) d. Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 63 64 36 46 63
Florian Mayer (GER) d. Donald Young (USA) 75 63 64
Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Tobias Kamke (GER) 64 62 62

THURSDAY, 29 AUGUST 2013

Singles – Second Round
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2] d. Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 62 61 60
David Ferrer (ESP) [4] d. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 63 67(5) 61 62
Roger Federer (SUI) [7] d. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 63 62 61
Richard Gasquet (FRA) [8] d. Stephane Robert (FRA) 63 75 75
Milos Raonic (CAN) [10] d. Pablo Andujar (ESP) 61 62 64
John Isner (USA) [13] d. Gael Monfils (FRA) 75 62 46 76(4)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) [18] d. Dudi Sela (ISR) 64 64 61
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [19] d. Frank Dancevic (CAN) 64 64 61
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [22] d. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 63 62 57 62
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [23] d. Bradley Klahn (USA) 64 76(4) 46 75
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) [32] d. Guillaume Rufin (FRA) 76(4) 11 retired
Jack Sock (USA) d. Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) 76(3) 16 75 62
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) d. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 64 64 75
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) d. Sam Querrey (USA) [26] 76(4) 76(5) 67(5) 64
Daniel Evans (GBR) d. Bernard Tomic (AUS) 16 63 76(4) 63
Ivan Dodig (CRO) d. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 61 64 64

WEDNESDAY, 28 AUGUST 2013

Singles – First Round
Andy Murray (GBR) [3] d. Michael Llodra (FRA) 62 64 63
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) [6] d. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 63 67(5) 64 76(7)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [9] d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 76(2) 63 62
Kevin Anderson (RSA) [17] d. Daniel Brands (GER) 75 46 62 63
Andreas Seppi (ITA) [20] d. Xavier Malisse (BEL) 63 36 75 75
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) [21] d. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 64 64 76(4)
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) d. Benoit Paire (FRA) [24] 75 26 64 57 76(5)
Tim Smyczek (USA) d. James Duckworth (AUS) 36 62 64 61
Marcel Granollers (ESP) d. Jurgen Zopp (EST) 61 36 16 63 64
Rajeev Ram (USA) d. Fabio Fognini (ITA) [16] 61 62 62
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) d. David Goffin (BEL) 62 64 64
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) d. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) [29] 75 63 76(3)
Peter Gojowczyk (GER) d. Igor Sijsling (NED) 76(7) 26 64 61
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) d. Brian Baker (USA) 63 46 63 64
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d. Victor Hanescu (ROU) 76(4) 64 36 76(4)
Somdev Devvarman (IND) d. Lukas Lacko (SVK) 46 61 62 46 64
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) d. James Blake (USA) 67(2) 36 64 76(2) 76(2)
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) d. Go Soeda (JPN) 64 63 61

TUESDAY, 27 AUGUST 2013

Singles – First Round
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] d. Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 61 62 62
Tomas Berdych (CZE) [5] d. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 61 64 61
Roger Federer (SUI) [7] d. Grega Zemlja (SLO) 63 62 75
Milos Raonic (CAN) [10] d. Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 63 76(6) 63
Tommy Haas (GER) [12] d. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 64 64 61
John Isner (USA) [13] d. Filippo Volandri (ITA) 60 62 63
Denis Istomin (UZB) d. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) [15] 63 61 46 63
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [22] d. Collin Altamirano (USA) 61 63 61
Joao Sousa (POR) d. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [25] 36 63 64 57 62
Sam Querrey (USA) [26] d. Guido Pella (ARG) 76(3) 46 61 62
Florian Mayer (GER) d. Juan Monaco (ARG) [28] 64 62 30 retired
Julien Benneteau (FRA) [31] d. Michal Przysiezny (POL) 64 57 64 64
Benjamin Becker (GER) d. Lukas Rosol (CZE) 63 36 63 64
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Lukasz Kubot (POL) 75 75 62
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) d. Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 64 76(5) 63
Donald Young (USA) d. Martin Klizan (SVK) 61 60 61
Tobias Kamke (GER) d. Steve Johnson (USA) 67(4) 64 76(7) 62
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) d. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 64 46 62 46 64
Denis Kudla (USA) d. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 62 62 67(6) 75
Pablo Andujar (ESP) d. Thiemo de Bakker (NED) 64 64 64
Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) d. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [14] 64 64 62
Jack Sock (USA) d. Philipp Petzschner (GER) 76(2) 36 52 retired
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) d. Santiago Giraldo (COL) 63 36 67(6) 64 62
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) d. Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 46 64 62 61
Gael Monfils (FRA) d. Adrian Ungur (ROU) 61 62 60
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d. Albert Montanes (ESP) 63 62 64
Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) d. Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 46 36 76(9) 62 76(10)

MONDAY, 26 AUGUST 2013

Singles – First Round
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [WC] R Harrison (USA) 64 62 62
[4] D Ferrer (ESP) d [Q] N Kyrgios (AUS) 75 63 62
[8] R Gasquet (FRA) d M Russell (USA) 63 64 62
[Q] D Evans (GBR) d [11] K Nishikori (JPN) 64 64 62
[18] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d P Cuevas (URU) 63 67(5) 63 retired
[19] T Robredo (ESP) d M Matosevic (AUS) 63 67(6) 63 62
[23] F Lopez (ESP) d [Q] F Serra (FRA) 67(4) 62 63 63
I Dodig (CRO) d [27] F Verdasco (ESP) 63 75 16 46 63
A Haider-Maurer (AUT) d [30] E Gulbis (LAT) 36 63 16 76(4) 64
[32] D Tursunov (RUS) d A Bedene (SLO) 75 46 63 60
B Tomic (AUS) d A Ramos (ESP) 63 36 46 76(1) 63
B Klahn (USA) d K De Schepper (FRA) 67(5) 62 76(0) 76(4)
R Bautista Agut (ESP) d T Bellucci (BRA) 63 62 62
D Sela (ISR) vs A Kuznetsov (RUS) 76(2) 63 67(2) 57 64
N Davydenko (RUS) d [WC] R Williams (USA) 63 46 16 75 60
[Q] S Robert (FRA) d [Q] A Olivetti (FRA) 63 63 64
[Q] F Dancevic (CAN) d R Haase (NED) 76(5) 36 75 76(3)
[Q] M Kukushkin (KAZ) d [LL] A Martin (SVK) 64 76(2) 75
[WC] G Rufin (FRA) d J Struff (GER) 76(4) 63 26 26 61

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US Open Order of Play 2013

Serena Williams at the US Open

The 2013 US Open Tennis Championships are a Grand Slam category tournament where the main daw singles matches commence on the final Monday of August each year. In 2013 the US Open joins Roland Garros for the first time to become the second Grand Slam to be played over 15 days. More time to rest was awarded for the semi finals onwards for the singles events, which means the Men’s Singles Final is scheduled to be played on the third Monday of the tournament.

To make it easier for those specifically interested in the singles draws, the Order of Play for the singles matches only is listed below throughout the tournament.

The order of play or “OOP” is the sequential order that the matches are scheduled to be played and on what court for each day. In the order of play list, all players except for the direct acceptances will have letters or a number in brackets in front of their names when they are a seeded player i.e. [1] for the No.1 seed, a wild card entrant [WC], a player who won through the qualifying tournament i.e. a qualifier [Q] or a lucky loser [LL].

The letters in brackets after each player’s name is the prefix for the country that player represents e.g. the local players have (USA) added after their names denoting they represent the United States of America. “WTA” denotes women’s matches and “ATP” for the men’s matches.

This-> 2013 US Open directory page contains a full list of links to every article about the 2013 US Open Tennis Championships covered here at OnCourt Advantage. In-depth details, explanations and breakdowns of everything from draws, schedules, tickets, prize money and a whole lot more.

To watch the tennis in Singapore you need to subtract 12 hours to the local time in New York to work out the equivalent Singapore time.

MONDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER

Arthur Ashe Stadium at 5pm
Singles – Final
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP)

SUNDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER

Arthur Ashe Stadium at Not before 4:30pm
Singles – Final
[1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [2] Victoria Azarenka (UKR)

SATURDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER

Arthur Ashe Stadium at 12 noon
Semi-finals
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [9] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
[8] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP)

FRIDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER

Arthur Ashe Stadium at Not Before: 1.30pm
Singles – Semifinals
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [2] vs. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) – WTA
Not Before: 3.45pm
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. [5] Na Li (CHN) [5] – WTA

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Arthur Ashe Stadium at Not Before: 1.30pm
Singles – Quarterfinals
Andy Murray (GBR) [3] vs. [9] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) – ATP
Not Before: 8.00pm
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. [21] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) – ATP

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Arthur Ashe Stadium at 12:00pm
Singles – Quarterfinals
Roberta Vinci (ITA) [10] vs. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) – WTA
Richard Gasquet (FRA) [8] vs. [4] David Ferrer (ESP) – ATP
7:00 pm
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. [2] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – WTA
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [19] vs. [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) – ATP

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Arthur Ashe Stadium at 11:00am
Singles – Round 4
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [13] vs. [2] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – WTA
Singles – Quarterfinals
Na Li (CHN) [5] vs. [24] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) – WTA
Not Before: 2.30pm
Singles – Round 4
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Marcel Granollers (ESP) – ATP
7:00 pm
Singles – Quarterfinals
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. [18] Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) – WTA
Singles – Round 4
Andy Murray (GBR) [3] vs. Denis Istomin (UZB) – ATP

Louis Armstrong Stadium at Not Before 12:30pm
Singles – Round 4
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) [21] vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) – ATP
Not Before: 5.00pm
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [9] vs. [5] Tomas Berdych (CZE) – ATP

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Arthur Ashe Stadium at 11:00 am
Singles – Round 4
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Alison Riske (USA) – WTA
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [13] vs. [2] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – WTA
7:00 pm
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2] vs. [22] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) – ATP

Louis Armstrong Stadium at 11:00 am
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) vs. [21] Simona Halep (ROU) – WTA
Not Before: 5.00pm
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [19] vs. [7] Roger Federer (SUI) – ATP

Grandstand at 11:00am
Roberta Vinci (ITA) [10] vs. Camila Giorgi (ITA) – WTA
David Ferrer (ESP) [4] vs. [18] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) – ATP

Court 17 after one doubles match:
Richard Gasquet (FRA) [8] vs. [10] Milos Raonic (CAN) – ATP

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US Open Tennis Men’s Singles Draw 2013

Novak Djokovic runner-up (left) and Andy Murray champion (right)

The 2013 US Open main draw men’s singles matches will begin on Monday 26 August at 11am local time in New York. Below OnCourt Advantage provides a number of interesting facts about the men’s singles main draw, including when the draw is made, how the draw works, whom all the different types of participants are and how these are selected.

The official US Open main draw ceremony is being held on Thursday 22 August at 12 noon at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. The full list of the men’s singles draw will be added here-> US Open 2013 Men’s Singles Draw: 1st Round as it happens.

The men’s singles draw has a 128-player draw consisting of 16 Qualifiers, 8 Wildcards and 104 Direct Acceptances. The direct acceptances are the highest 104 ranked players in the world at the cut-off date who are fit enough to compete. The cut-off date is six weeks prior to the main draw commencing i.e. 15 July 2013.

The Seeds:

The seeds are selected solely according to the latest ATP Tour rankings before the draw is made i.e. as of 19 August 2012.

There are 32 seeded players that are placed in preselected positions in the 128-player draw. This guarantees that the seeds are separated in the draw so that they play two rounds against lower ranked opponents (unseeded players), before they meet another seed in the 3rd round.

If any of the seeded players withdraw after the draw has been made, then the 33rd highest ranked player becomes a seed, then the 34th player and so on.

The Wildcards:

All of the eight wildcard recipients will be confirmed before Monday 19 August as the qualifying singles event will be drawn that day. The names of the wildcards must be removed from the participating players list in the qualifying singles event before the official draw commences.

The eight wild cards are awarded two reciprocal wild cards with Roland Garros (selected by the French Tennis Federation) and the Australian Open (selected by Tennis Australia). The remaining six are selected by the United States Tennis Association, who usually chose six Americans.

The Qualifiers:

The 128-player qualifying tournament will begin on Tuesday 20 August and runs through to Friday 23 August.

Full details about how the qualifying draw works will be covered in the US Open Tennis 2013 Men’s Qualifying Singles. The full list of the men’s qualifying singles draw will be detailed in the US Open 2013 Men’s Singles Draw: Qualifying 1st Round.

The Lucky Losers:

When a main draw direct acceptance withdraws from the US Open after the first round of qualifying has been completed, that available spot in the main draw is awarded to a lucky loser.

Any of the sixteen players that lose in the final round of qualifying and then signs-in for the singles main draw is eligible to receive a lucky loser spot. If a lucky loser spot is awarded, it goes in the order of highest ranked player to the lowest. The term lucky loser, then comes from the fact that despite losing they are lucky that they still get to compete in the main draw.

© photo courtesy of HEAD Tennis

US Open Tennis Women’s Singles Draw 2013

Victoria Azarenka at the US Open 2012

The 2013 US Open main draw women’s singles matches will begin on Monday 26 August at 11am local time in New York. Below OnCourt Advantage provides a number of interesting facts and dates about the women’s singles main draw and the draw composition, including about all of the different types of participants: seeds, direct acceptances, wildcards, qualifiers and lucky losers.

The official US Open main draw ceremony is being held on Thursday 22 August at 12 noon at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. The full list of the women’s singles draw will be added here-> US Open 2013 Women’s Singles Draw: 1st Round as it happens.

The women’s singles draw has a 128-player draw consisting of 12 qualifiers, 8 wildcards and 108 direct acceptances. The direct acceptances are the highest 108 ranked players in the world at the cut-off date who are fit enough to compete. The cut-off date is six weeks prior to the main draw commencing i.e. 15 July 2013.

The Seeds:

The seeds are selected solely according to the latest WTA rankings before the draw is made i.e. as of 19 August 2012.

There are 32 seeded players that are placed in preselected positions in the 128-player draw. This guarantees that the seeds are separated in the draw so that they play two rounds against lower ranked opponents (unseeded players), before they meet another seed in the 3rd round.

If any of the seeded players withdraw after the draw has been made, then the 33rd highest ranked player becomes a seed, then the 34th player and so on.

The Wildcards:

All of the eight wildcard recipients will be confirmed before Monday 19 August as the qualifying singles event will be drawn that day. The names of the wildcards must be removed from the participating players list in the qualifying singles event before the official draw commences.

The eight wild cards are awarded two reciprocal wild cards with Roland Garros (selected by the French Tennis Federation) and the Australian Open (selected by Tennis Australia). The remaining six are selected by the United States Tennis Association, who usually chose six Americans.

The Qualifiers:

The 96-player qualifying tournament will begin on Tuesday 20 August and run through to Friday 23 August.

Full details about how the qualifying draw works will be covered in the US Open 2013 Women’s Qualifying Singles. The full list of the women’s qualifying singles draw will be detailed in the US Open 2013 Women’s Singles Draw: Qualifying 1st Round.

The Lucky Losers:

When a main draw direct acceptance withdraws from the US Open after the first round of qualifying has been completed, that available spot in the main draw is awarded to a lucky loser.

Any of the twelve players that lose in the final round of qualifying and then signs-in for the singles main draw is eligible to receive a lucky loser spot. If a lucky loser spot is awarded, it goes in the order of highest ranked player to the lowest. The term lucky loser, then comes from the fact that despite losing they are lucky that they still get to compete in the main draw.

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US Open Tennis Qualifying 2013: Women

Olga Puchkova at the 2012 US Open

The 2013 US Open Tennis women’s qualifying singles event is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 20 August and runs for four straight days with play commencing at 11am (local time) each day. OnCourt Advantage provides some interesting facts about the women’s qualifying draw below.

Make sure you go and enjoy the qualifying event where play kicks off at 11am each day and entry is free of charge. I always enjoyed watching the qualifying at the Australian Open, especially on the final day when you can feel the emotions of the players as their whole trip and hopes are on the line, with a spot in the singles main draw the coveted reward.

As soon as the qualifying draw is announced on Monday 19 August it will be covered and listed in US Open Tennis Qualifying 2013 Women’s 1st Round.

Olga PUCHKOVA is pictured visually tracking the ball into the contact with point for her favourite shot, the double-handed backhand ground stroke as the ball jams in far closer to her body than she would like during the 2012 US Open.

The 1.8m Puchkova was the best performed qualifier at the US Open last year by reaching the third round in her career-best Grand Slam result and first Grand Slam main draw matches since the 2008 Australian Open! The 25-year-old Puchkova achieved her career-high ranking to date of No.32 in June of 2007. Puchkova is currently ranked No.74 after spending a few years outside the Top 100 and is the No.8 Russian women presently.

The US Open women’s qualifying singles event is a 128-player draw divided up between 9 wildcards and 119 direct acceptances in an elimination format with 16 spots allocated to qualifiers. There are 32 seeds in the qualifying, which are the highest 32 ranked players who made the cut-off on Monday 19 August according to the WTA rankings as at Monday 19 August.

The first round of qualifying is scheduled to be completed on the first two days i.e. Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 August. The 64 first round winners then play in the second round on Thursday 22 August for a spot in the third and final round, known as “The Qualifying Round” on Friday 23 August.

© photo credit: Richard van loon

US Open Tennis Qualifying 2013: Men

Grega Zemlja at the US Open in 2012The 2013 US Open Tennis men’s qualifying singles event is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 20 August and runs for four straight days with play commencing at 11am (local time) each day. OnCourt Advantage provides some interesting facts about the men’s qualifying draw below.

You can attend the entire qualifying event without having to pay for a ticket because it is free entry for the entire qualifying event. The gates open at 9:30am and play commences at 11am each day. Make sure you catch the action, especially on Friday 23 August when the final 16 matches are being played with a spot in the singles main draw on the line for the winners.

For the qualifying event the two entrances you can use to enter the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York are the South Gate by the globe and East Gate by the indoor building/subway walkway.

As soon as the qualifying draw is announced on Monday 19 August it will be covered and listed in US Open Tennis Qualifying 2013 Men’s 1st Round.

The US Open qualifying singles event is a 128-player draw divided up between 9 wildcards and 119 direct acceptances in an elimination format with 16 spots allocated to qualifiers. To qualify a player needs to progress through three rounds in a row, all three qualifying rounds of are best-of-3 tiebreak sets, unlike at Wimbledon where the final round changes to the best-of-5 set format.

There are 32 seeds in the qualifying which means that the highest 32 ranked players at the cut-off date are seeded to meet each other in “The Qualifying Round”. The cut-off date for the US Open 2013 qualifying singles draw was 15 July, which means the rankings at that date are used to create the draw and NOT the latest rankings before the tournament i.e. Monday 19 August. However, the 19 August ATP Tour rankings will be used for the seeding of the qualifying from the accepted players on 15 July.

There are 112 qualifying matches to be played in all. On Day 1 the first half of the 1st round of qualifying matches. On Day 2 the remaining 1st round matches are scheduled to complete the sixty-four 1st round match draw. On Day 3 there are 32 2nd round matches scheduled and on Day 4 the final 16 matches, which decide who the 16 players are that qualify for a spot in the main singles draw.

Grega ZEMLJA is pictured above about to transition to the forward swing phase for this forehand ground stroke as the ball comes into his strike zone at the 2012 US Open. The 1.83m Zemlja was the best performed qualifier at the US Open last year by reaching the third round also his career-first Grand Slam main draw matches at the US Open after bowing out in the qualifying in his previous four US Open campaigns.

Zemlja made it to the third round for a second time in a Grand Slam at Wimbledon this year to achieve his career-high ranking to date of No.43. The 26-year-old will be a direct acceptance into the singles main draw for the first time at the US Open this year and is the No.1 ranked Slovenian on the ATP Tour.

Photo credit: Robbie Mendelson

 

 

US Open 2013 Tennis Tickets

The latest news for the greatest game on Earth: Tennis!

The United Sates Tennis Association (USTA) is leading the way with connecting with tennis fans by offering an exclusive pre-sale of tickets for this year’s US Open for Facebook Fans of the official US Open tennis Facebook page.

On June 9th, US Open Facebook fans will be able to purchase their 2013 US Open tickets before tickets go on sale to the public one day later at 9am ET (on June 10th). This pre-sale offer is for one day only. Fans that “Like” the US Open on Facebook will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase 2013 US Open tickets through this special privilege of having choice of sessions and seats before the general public does.

I encourage you to “Like” the official US Open tennis Facebook page just as I do by pasting: http://www.facebook.com/usopentennis into your address bar and then clicking on the “Like” button once you are there. Join me too in following the US Open on Twitter @USopen and read ad interact with the most instant updates through the official Twitter hashtags: #USO13 and #USopen.

The 2013 US Open main draw singles events begin on Monday 26 August and conclude for the very first time both Singles Finals are scheduled one day later than in previous years, with the Women’s Singles Final on Sunday 8 September (beginning at 4:30pm) and the Men’s Singles Final on Monday 9 September (commencing at 5pm).

Watching Grand Slam tennis live is a fantastic experience.

Getting tickets close to the action gives you a perspective that you can never match when watching a telecast. You really feel connected to the tournament, as you sense the amount of energy, intensity and effort that  goes into each match, the crystal clear sounds of all the action on court and the experience of the intimacy being there in person affords as you realise the far smaller scale for the size of everything – the players, the court and time for players to respond to the ball and chase it down.

Don’t miss your chance to be there in person and experience for yourself the greatest players in the world battle it out for every possible victory they can muster at the US Open tennis championships this year.

“Like” the US Open Facebook page if you haven’t already and take Advantage of this special ticket promotion to get your seats OnCourt in New York.

US Open Tennis 2013

US Open Tennis

The 2013 US Open tennis Championships have been the final Grand Slam tournament held each year since 1987. US Open is also known as “The Open” and is unique amongst the four Grand Slam tournaments because it is the only Grand Slam that plays a tiebreak to decide the final set in singles.

OnCourt Advantage makes it easier for YOU to find the information you are looking for by listing each web page related to the US Open below.

Click this link for information on how to buy your Official 2013 US Open tennis tickets and for your chance to win some money from the tennis head over to tennis betting now!

Follow the US Open on Twitter the official handle is @USOpen and the official 2013 hashtags are #uso13 and #USopen. To “Like” the official Facebook page paste: http://www.facebook.com/usopentennis into your address bar then click “Like” once you are there.

The US Open is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York on Deco Turf hard courts. The centre court at the US Open is called Arthur Ashe Stadium and holds 23,700 spectators, the total prize money for 2012 is US$ 16,936,000 and this tournament was first held in 1881.

This tournament is one of the the “BIG 14″ MAJOR prestigious events for both the men and the women. The 2013 edition of The Open runs from the first day of qualifying on Tuesday 20 August through to  Monday 9 September for the Men’s Singles Final. 

The 2012 women’s singles champion was No.4 seed Serena WILLIAMS who defeated No.1 seed Victoria AZARENKA in the final 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. The 2012 singles champion was Andy MURRAY who defeated defending champion Novak DJOKOVIC in the final 7-6 (12-10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2.

  1. US Open Tennis Qualifying 2013: Women
  2. US Open Tennis Qualifying 2013: Men
  3. US Open Tennis Women’s Singles Draw 2013
  4. US Open Tennis Men’s Singles Draw 2013
  5. 2013 Grand Slam Tournaments
  6. US Open 2013 Women’s Schedule of Play
  7. US Open 2013 Men’s Schedule of Play
  8. US Open 2012
  9. US Open 2011
  10. US Open 2010
  11. US Open 2009