The city that never sleeps is getting ready once again as the US Open edges closer but why is it one of my favourite tournaments in the world?
So many incredible moments have happened in New York which will never be forgotten.
The most memorable for me was the 2012 US Open when Andy Murray won his first Grand Slam singles title and a phrase said by the commentator which I will never forget on match point was he said ‘history is made at the US Open’ just six simple words but a phrase with so much attached to it as he won his first major title on one of the biggest stages in the biggest city of them all!
Laura Robson is another, her run in 2012 at the US Open really put her on the map a few months after winning silver medal with Andy Murray in mixed doubles at the London Olympics the British star stunned former Grand Slam champions Li Na and Kim Clijsters before losing a close fourth round match to former US Open champion Sam Stosur.
The US Open continues to produce great stories seeing Andy Roddick and Serena Williams triumph on home turf and even the upsets with Del Potro’s win in 2009 defeating Nadal and Federer and of course who could forget last year when Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta upset the odds and made it to the final.
One of the most iconic moments which will never be forgotten was that shot from Federer against Djokovic in 2009…
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This is why the US Open is one of my favourite tournaments. In the biggest city in the world dreams are made and broken and one thing you can always guarantee from the tournament is drama of the highest level!