US Open 2022: Schedule, scores, results, how to watch, seeds for the final Grand Slam of the season

The 2022 US Open is upon us, and while this year’s tournament is missing a few stars, there’s no shortage of interesting stories to follow at Flushing Meadows.

Casper Ruud was the first player to earn a ticket to the men’s final tournament after beating Karen Khachanov 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 on Friday. The 23-year-old Norwegian has a shot at taking No. 1 in the world next week, which would be a career high for him. Another player who could still take that No.1 spot is Carlos Alcaraz, whom Ruud will meet in Sunday’s final.

Alcaraz, 19, has a chance to become the first teenager to win a men’s Grand Slam since Rafael Nadal in 2005. Alcaraz, the No. 3 seed, defeated 21-year-old Jannik Sinner in an intense five-set match in Wednesday’s quarter-final. The match lasted five hours and fifteen minutes and did not end until 2:50 a.m. ET, breaking the record for the last finish in US Open history. It was a long night, but every second was worth it. Same Coco Gauff couldn’t stop staring. Alcaraz then beat Frances Tiafoe Friday in the semi-finals.

Tiafoe was hoping to end a long drought for the United States as the American men had gone 74 consecutive majors without a title – the longest losing streak in the country’s tennis history. Tiafoe defeated Andrey Rublev in straight sets in Wednesday’s quarter-finals. In doing so, he became the first American to advance to the semifinals of the US Open since Andy Roddick in 2006, as well as the first African American to advance to the semifinals of the tournament since Arthur Ashe in 1972. .

Rafael Nadal, who withdrew from Wimbledon ahead of their semi-final match due to injury, was back and ready to compete in New York as the No. 2 seed. He reached the fourth round after defeating Rinky Hijikata, Fabio Fognini and Richard Gasquet. However, his run ended in a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 loss to Tiafoe, which marked Nadal’s first Grand Slam loss in over a year. The veteran had reached at least the quarter-finals of each of the last 16 major tournaments he had played in, dating all the way back to the 2017 US Open.

World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev won the 2021 tournament but failed to defend his title this year as the No. 1 seed after losing to the No. 23 seed – and runner-up in Wimbledon – Nick Kyrgios. The Aussie star went on to lose in a five-set match to Khachonov in the quarter-finals. After the defeat, Kyrgios broke two racquets in frustration.

On the women’s side, defending champion Emma Raducanu entered as the No. 11 seed, but she was knocked out by Alize Cornet in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) in the first round. But of course, the main storyline was about Serena Williams, as this was likely to be the tennis veteran’s last Grand Slam before retiring.

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, entered the 21st US Open unseeded. She defeated Danka Kovinic – an opponent she had never faced before – in her first-round match before defeating No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit in the second round. Williams’ tournament ended in the third round with a loss to Ajla Tomljanovic.

World number one Iga Świątek won her third Grand Slam title after defeating Ons Jabeaur in Saturday’s title match. Świątek took an early lead and held on to earn a deciding second set to claim a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) victory. It capped off a strong Grand Slam season for Świątek as she won the 2022 French Open while recording a 37 consecutive wins, the longest in the WTA this century. Jabeur was a Grand Slam finalist for the second time this year, after falling to Elena Rybakina in the Wimbledon final.

Here’s everything you need to know about the US Open 2022:

How to watch the US Open 2022

  • Appointment: August 29 – September 11
  • Where: Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows in New York
  • TV: ESPN and ESPN2
  • Flow: fuboTV (try for free)

Program

(All times are east)

  • First round: August 29-30
  • Second turn: August 31-Sept. 1
  • Third round: September 2-3
  • Fourth round: September 4-5
  • Quarter-finals: September 6-7
  • Ladies’ singles semi-finals: September 8, 7:00 p.m.
  • Men’s singles semi-finals: September 9, 3:00 p.m.
  • Ladies’ singles final: September 10, 4 p.m.
  • Men’s singles final: September 11, 4 p.m.

Notable matches

Women’s final

September 10

  • (1) Iga Świątek def. (5) Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

Men’s final

September 11th

  • (5) Casper Ruud vs. (3) Carlos Alcaraz, 4 p.m.

Men’s semi-finals

September 9

  • (5) Casper Ruud beats. (27) Karen Khachanov 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
  • (3) Carlos Alcaraz beats. (22) Frances Tiafoe 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3

Women’s Singles Seeds

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Annett Kontaveit
  3. Maria Sakkari
  4. Paula Badosa
  5. Ons Jabeur
  6. Aryna Sabalenka
  7. Simona Halep
  8. Jessica Pegula
  9. Garbine Muguruza
  10. Daria Kasatkina
  11. Emma Raducanu
  12. Coco Gauff
  13. Belinda Bencic
  14. Leylah Fernandez
  15. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  16. Jelena Ostapenko
  17. Caroline Garcia
  18. Veronika Kudermetova
  19. Danielle Collins
  20. Madison Keys
  21. Petra Kvitova
  22. Karolina Pliskova
  23. Barbora Krejcikova
  24. Amanda Anisimova
  25. Elena Rybakina
  26. Victoria Azarenka
  27. Martina Trevisan
  28. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  29. Alison Riske-Amritraj
  30. Jil Teichman
  31. Shelby Rogers
  32. Elise Mertens

Seeded men’s singles

  1. Daniel Medvedev
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Carlos Alcaraz
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  5. Casper Ruud
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  7. Cameron Norrie
  8. Hubert Hurkacz
  9. Andrei Rublev
  10. Taylor Fritz
  11. Jannik Sinner
  12. Pablo Carreno Busta
  13. Matteo Berretini
  14. Diego Schwartzman
  15. Marin Cilic
  16. Roberto Bautista Agut
  17. Grigor Dimitrov
  18. Alex de Minaure
  19. Denis Shapovalov
  20. Dan Evans
  21. Botic van de Zandschulp
  22. Frances Tiafoe
  23. Nick Kyrgios
  24. Francois Cerundolo
  25. Borna Coric
  26. Lorenzo Musetti
  27. Karen Khachanov
  28. Holger Rune
  29. Tommy Paul
  30. Maxime Cressy
  31. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  32. Miomir Kecmanovic

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