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Why US Open Tennis is NYC’s Biggest Sporting Event of 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

US Open Tennis

For some of the best tennis in the world, check out the US Open. The United States Open Tennis Championships will take place from August 27 to September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens' Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. If you’re thinking about visiting this prestigious tournament, you must first consult this 2018 US Open Tennis guide.

Everything you Need to Know about the 2018 US Open Tennis Championship

A Look ahead at the Tournament

The US Open Tennis Championship is the final of four tournaments that make up the Grand Slam. The other three are, chronologically, the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon. At the US Open, players will compete to win trophies in men’s/women’s singles and doubles, as well as mixed doubles.

For the first time since 2015, the Big Four of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will all be squaring off for the Men’s Singles championship, with other contenders like Juan Martin Del Potro and Marin Cilic in the mix.

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However, on the women’s side, will we once again see an all-American final featuring up-and-comers Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys? Or, will heavy favorites like Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep dominate the field? You’re just going to have to come out and see for yourself!

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is the biggest tennis and entertainment event in the world, with chart-topping musicians and today’s top tennis players coming together to celebrate tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe. This year, the event will take place on Saturday, August 25 at 1 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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The Entertainment

At the 2018 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, you can expect to see performances from some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, such as:

  • Echosmith
  • In Real Life
  • Skai Jackson
  • Alex Aiono
  • Shine MSD

Not to mention, tennis superstars like Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Angelique Kerber and Madison Keys will all be on-hand to participate in the festivities.

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Other Important Details

If you’re looking to attend the US Open Tennis Championship, you should buy your tickets soon before they’re all gone. You can purchase individual tickets, luxury suites or exclusive seats in The Overlook or The 1968 Club. Any and all ticket information can be found here.

If you work up an appetite throughout the day, there will plenty of tasty New York City food vendors on-hand, such as:

  • Hill Country Chicken
  • Oyster Bar 7
  • Neopolitan Express
  • Korilla BBQ
  • Prime Burger

Last but not least, it’s best to leave your car at home for this event, since parking is impossible and expensive. Instead, grab a safe, convenient ride to the US Open Tennis Championship from your friends at Ollie’s Taxi.

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