2019 US Open: Rafael Nadal outfit

Rafael Nadal US Open outfit

Rafael Nadal dispatched Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-0 in 70 minutes to capture the Montreal title, its 5th Canadian Open crown and 83rd career title. It is also the first time he has retained a title on hard courts.With that victory Nadal gained a lot of confidence for the upcoming US Open where he will vie […]

2019 US Open: Roger Federer Uniqlo outfit

A sneak peek at Roger Federer‘s outfit for the upcoming US Open. It will be available from August 19 in Europe and August 20 in the US. I wanted a full body black style for the design of this US Open, I received a proposal from the design team for a wonderful and sophisticated outfit. […]

adidas unveils 2019 US Open collection

Garbine Muguruza 2019 US Open dress

adidas unveils its latest collection of high-performance wear to be worn for the final Grand Slam of the season. The NY collection is inspired by the streets of New York City and urban tennis culture. The collection will be debuted on court by adidas players including Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki, Stefanos Tsitsipas and […]

The Rocket Rod Laver

Rod Laver

From Love Thirty: Three Decades of Champions, by Rex Bellamy, published in 1990: Rodney George Laver was the most astounding player I ever saw, and may have been the greatest ever. His record is without parallel. Consider what that record might have been but for his exclusion from 21 Grand Slam tournaments when he was, […]

1979 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Vitas Gerulaitis

John McEnroe, 1979 US Open

Extract from John McEnroe’s autobiography, Serious: On the other side of the draw, Vitas was having a great run: he beat Clerc in the round of 16, Kriek in the quarterfinals, and in the semis, Tanner who had just gotten revenge on Borg for his Wimbledon loss. (It was funny how Vitas could beat guys […]

1979 US Open: McEnroe vs Nastase, chaos on court

John McEnroe and Ilie Nastase, 1979 US Open

From John McEnroe‘s autobiography, Serious: In the second round at the 1979 US Open, I faced Ilie Nastase. Nasty, who had won the tournament in 1972, was thirty-three and long past his prime, but he hadn’t mellowed with age – if anything, he was crazier than ever. And the big New York crowd at the […]

Cincinnati 2019: Medvedev claims first Masters 1000 title

Daniil Medvedev, 2019 US Open

Third time lucky for Daniil Medvedev: in his third final in as many weeks, he defeated David Goffin to capture the biggest title of his career so far. He lost to Nick Kyrgios in Washington and Rafael Nadal in Montreal, but this time he did not miss the opportunity to win his second trophy of the year, after Sofia […]

Nick Kyrgios’ 2019 US Open shoes: NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5

Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5 "NYC"

Revisiting the hybrid silhouette which mashes elements of Nick Kyrgios and basketball player Kyrie Irving‘s signature shoes, the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X Kyrie 5  arrives in time for Flushing Meadows. This special version matches the purple and green color scheme of the New York City apparel collection.Graffiti-inspired details on the Swoosh and torn-poster graphics on the toe bumper are integrated on […]

2009 US Open: Kim Clijsters winning comeback

Kim Clijsters and her daughter, 2009 US Open

In 2007 at the age of 23, Kim Clijsters retired to start a family. Two years later she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the US Open final to become the first mother to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong in 1980. From Bud Collins History of tennis: Serena, the title holder, was the one […]

1969 US Open: Rod Laver completes his second Grand Slam

Tony Roche and Rod Laver, 1969 US Open

After his wins at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, Rod Laver headed for New York, in search of a fourth major in a row. He was taken to five sets by Dennis Ralston in the fourth round 6-4 4-6 4-6 6-2 6-3, then defeated Roy Emerson 4-6 8-6 13-11 6-4 in the quarterfinals, […]

1969 US Open: Rod Laver’s road to the final

From Rod Laver’s autobiography A memoir: When I strode onto the court at Forest Hills, New York, in the first round of the US Open in the last week of August, I had won 23 matches in a row, beginning with my first round victory over Nicola Pietrangeli at Wimbledon. The last person to beat […]

2019 US Open ballperson uniforms by Ralph Lauren

2019 US Open ball persons uniforms

Polo Ralph Lauren is the official outfitter of the US Open since 2005, and provides uniforms for all on-court officials and ballpersons as well as a US Open collection of men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and accessories.  The 2019 US Open ballperson uniform is crafted from performance yarns made from recycled plastic bottles—part of Ralph […]