The US Open Series is the six-week summer tennis season linking 10 ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tournaments together. The Series leads to the US Open. It is often referred to as the U.S. or North American hard court season.
It was organized in 2004 as a way to focus more attention on American tennis tournaments by getting more of them on domestic television. Until 2004, most summer North American tournaments were not on television, the exceptions being the highly televised ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in Canada and Cincinnati.
Players earn points according to their results in the events; points awarded at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier events are doubled.
The male and female player with the highest point totals each earn double the prize money at the U.S. Open, players with the second highest point totals increase their prize money by 50%, and players with the third highest point totals receive a 25% increase.
Last year’s US Open Series winners were Sam Querrey and Elena Dementieva.
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For the first time since 2003, Federer didn’t reach the Wimbledon final. Federer lost in the quarter final to the Czech Berdych 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, and he slipped to World No. 3 in the rankings for the first time in nearly seven years.
What a disappointing year for Federer so far, only one title (Australian Open) and two defeats in finals (he lost to Nadal in Madrid and Hewitt in Halle). On June 1, Federer lost in the French Open quarterfinals as the defending champion there, too, putting an end to his unprecedented 23 consecutive appearances in major semifinals.
“God, I can’t wait for Paris and Wimbledon to come around next year again, that’s for sure, because they’ve been frustrating tournaments for me, even though it wasn’t too bad. Quarters is a decent result,” Federer said, as if trying to convince himself along with everyone else.
“Obviously, people think quarters is shocking, but people would die to play in quarterfinal stages of Grand Slam play,”. “It’s not something I’m used to doing — losing in quarterfinals — because it’s not something I’ve done in the last six years.”
Can Federer bounce back and win the US Open? Please share your thoughts.
Will Federer win the US Open this year?
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