US Open 2014 Draws and Tips about the Scheduling

Check out 2014 men’s and women’s draws and other key details for the US Open. US Open 2012259

2013 Champions are Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, who has withdrawn due to a wrist injury.

Official website: USOpen.org

Dates: 25 August to 8 September 2014

The US Open runs for 15 days, starting on a Monday and finishing with the Men’s Final on a Monday two weeks later.

Notes about the Tournament Scheduling

The scheduling for each grand slam tournament has it’s own nuances. Here some tips that will help you keep track of play during the US Open:

  • For the women the two halves of the draw play on alternate days up to and including the quarterfinals.
  • Both women’s semi-finals are held on the second Friday, with the final on the Sunday.
  • For the men the first round is spread over the first three days.
  • The men’s second round starts on the first Wednesday and is spread over three days. This means that there are both Round 1 and Round 2 Men’s matches scheduled on first Wednesday, even if there are no rain delays!
  • The men’s third round starts on the first Saturday, then two halves of the draw play on alternate days through to the quarterfinals.
  • The men’s semi-finals are both on the second Saturday, with the final on the Monday.

Watch a video to get warmed up

The draw ceremony for the 2014 US Open was conducted on Thursday 21 August at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

View the Men’s 2014 US Open Draw

View the Women’s 2014 US Open Draw

The Men’s Draw

  • Wimbledon champion and No.1 seed Djokovic heads the top half of the draw while Wimbledon Runner-Up and No.2 seed Federer is in the bottom half
  • The top half of the draw is loaded with Grand Slam champions; Murray and Wawrinka along with Djokovic. Whereas Federer and Hewitt are the only champions in the other half, although with more total titles!

Top Half of the Draw

  • 2012 Champion Murray can meet Djokovic in the quarterfinals, with the winner potentially facing Wawrinka, assuming he can get past Raonic, for a place in the final.

Potential fourth round (sweet 16) matches

  • Djokovic v Isner
  • Tsonga v Murray
  • Wawrinka v Robredo
  • Raonic v Nishikori

Bottom Half of the Draw

  • In this half of the draw there is the prospect of two enticing quarterfinals with Federer and Dimitrov and Ferrer and Berdych. Monfils could provide a surprise in Dimitrov’s part of the draw.

Potential fourth round (sweet 16) matches

  • Federer v Fognini
  • Dimitrov v Gasquet
  • Ferrer v Cilic
  • Berdych v Gulbis
Dimitrov practicing (photo with thanks to @stephintheus

Dimitrov practicing (photo with thanks to @stephintheus )

GSG’s Round One Men’s Matches to Watch 

    • Tsonga v Monaco
    • Benneteau v Paire
    • Youzhny v Kygrios
    • Berdych v Hewitt
    • Cilic v Baghdatis
    • Dimitrov v Harrison
    • Federer v Matosevic
    • Brown v Tomic

The Women’s Draw

  • S Williams and Halep are seed one and two respectively.
  • The other main seeds in the top half of the draw with Serena are Kvitova and Bouchard, who can meet in a quarterfinal and Ivanovic who could play Williams in the other quarterfinal.
  • In the bottom half of the draw Sharapova can meet Halep in one quarterfinal and A Radwanska and Kerber in the other.
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Serena Williams at the draw ceremony (photo with thanks to @stephintheus)

Potential fourth round matches (sweet 16)

Top Half of the Draw

  • S Williams v Suarez Navarro
  • Ivanovic v Pennetta
  • Kvitova v Azarenka
  • Bouchard v Cibulkova
Azarenka signing autographs after practice (photo with thanks to @stephintheus

Azarenka signing autographs after practice (photo thanks to @stephintheus )

Bottom Half of the Draw

  • Halep v Errani
  • Sharapova v Wozniaki
  • A Radwanska v Safarova
  • Kerber v Jankovic

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GSG’s Round One Women’s Matches to Watch

  • S Williams v Townsend
  • Watson v Cirstea
  • Sharapova v Kirilenko
  • V Williams v Date-Krumm

See how much prize money is available at the 2014 US Open and how this compares with the amounts from 2013.

Thanks to @StephintheUS on Twitter for sharing her photos. Follow her for live updates from the event.

Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
P.S.

If you’re going to the US Open, read the Tennis Fan’s Guide to Going to the US Open, full of insider tips and website links for making the most of your visit.

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