The 1972 men's final was a study in contrast between hometown favorite Arthur Ashe and the mercurial, flamboyant, often controversial Romanian Ilie Nastase. Nastase appeared to be on the verge of losing the match but battled back to win in five thrilling sets.
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario reached two finals at the US Open during her career and defeated Steffi Graf in a thrilling 1994 final to become the first woman from Spain to win the women’s singles title in the 108-year history of the tournament.Read More
In the first year the US Open was played on clay in 1975, one of the game’s greatest grinders—Spain’s Manuel Orantes—finished first at Forest Hills, playing his way to the title with a game that showcased equal amounts of grit, guts and gallantry and included one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the event.Read More
Rod Laver made tennis history at the US Open in 1969 when he won his 11th and final major singles title to complete an unprecedented second calendar-year Grand Slam.Read More
Serena Williams entered the 2001 women's singles final as the overwhelming favorite, but Samantha Stosur was too good on this day, beating the American at her own game with a barrage of booming forehands.Read More
In 2001, Lleyton Hewitt was an up-and-coming talent – a 20-year-old Aussie, known for his intense play, mental toughness and screams of “C’mon” that so many of the world’s top pros voice on court today.Read More
Virginia Wade etched her name into the record books when, in 1968, she won the first-ever US Open women’s singles title in the Open era.Read More