With the French Open in full swing it is the perfect time to look ahead and preview the biggest tennis tournament on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, the US Open. This annual tennis tournament takes place for a little over two weeks beginning the last week of August on the worlds biggest stage in New York City
Some of the top players you can fully expect to see in Queens this year will be the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic on the Men’s side while superstars like Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Li Na will be the favorites to win at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Even though they are both Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the US Open and French Open differ greatly in the way in which they are played due to the US Open uses a composite court while the French Open uses a clay court. This may not seem like a big deal at first, yet under further examination plays a huge factor in games as players have to navigate the slick top layer of clay which will force many players to slide across the court, Rafael Nadal is one such player who has harnessed this and turned it into a strength of his winning eight of the past nine French Opens.
US Open tickets currently are going for $395 up by 23% from last year which went for $75 less, but an All-Sessions pass can be had right now for just $167 which will give you access to all matches taking place in the first eight days of the tournament. Though, from there tickets begin to increase, and by the time they reach the Championship Match is seeing tickets go for $928 after falling by 17% in just the past seven days after averaging as much as $1,093; which is over $100 more than to what Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals tickets is currently averaging between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers. Even with dropping in price by over $100 tickets for this years Men’s Final still outpace that of last years by roughly 32% as it only averaged $704 in 2013.