The US Open, one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, is set to take place from August 28th to September 10th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Rolex, the Official Timekeeper of the tournament since 2018, has a long-standing commitment to the sport and has seen many of its Testimonees achieve success at the US Open, including Chris Evert, who won the women’s singles title six times.
Defending champion Iga ?wi?tek and Carlos Alcaraz, the youngest ever World No. 1, will be returning to New York to compete in this year’s tournament. Alcaraz, reflecting on his win last year, expressed his gratitude for the support he received from the New York crowd throughout his journey.
Throughout the years, various Rolex Testimonees have dominated the US Open, including Rod Laver, Stefan Edberg, Pat Rafter, Justine Henin, Roger Federer, Juan Martín del Potro, Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens, Bianca Andreescu, and Dominic Thiem.
The US Open is known for its thrilling matches and passionate crowd. The Arthur Ashe Stadium, with a seating capacity of 23,700, creates an electric atmosphere, especially during night matches. The tournament has a storied history, starting in 1881 and transitioning to its current location in 1978. In 1973, the US Open was the first Grand Slam tournament to offer equal prize money for men and women.
Rolex’s partnership with the US Open, which began in 1978 at Wimbledon, highlights the brand’s commitment to the sport. Rolex has become an integral part of tennis at all levels, partnering with all four Grand Slam tournaments and supporting young talent and established athletes alike.
The US Open is a culmination of the Grand Slam season and promises to be a thrilling event filled with fierce competition, remarkable stories, and new champions.