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 […]

1999 US Open: Andre Agassi beats Todd Martin, wins 2nd US Open title

Andre Agassi, 1999 US Open

With Sampras out due to injury, Andre Agassi was the man to beat at the 1999 US Open. Agassi dropped only two sets en route to the final: to Justin Gimmelstob in the third round and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the semifinals. In the other side of the draw Todd Martin defeated Slava Dosedel in the […]