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The US Open

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From 2018, Rolex will partner with the USTA as the Official Timepiece at the US Open. It is the 50th anniversary of the Open, the first in which professionals competed. The tournament was won by Arthur Ashe, who has the main stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center named after him. Vying for honours will be a host of Rolex Testimonees.

Roger Federer taking a shot

Roger Federer

Rolex and the US Open

The Swiss maestro enjoys special relationships with all the Grand Slam® events he has graced over his glittering career, including the US Open. From 2004 to 2008, he won five consecutive singles titles at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York and has been runner-up on another two occasions. Winner of a record 20 Grand Slam® tournaments, Federer continues to rewrite tennis history, having performed with elegance and excellence for two decades.

Juan Martín del Potro taking a shot

Juan Martín Del Potro

Rolex and the US Open

The big Argentinian has always been a crowd favourite at Flushing Meadows, a relationship sealed with his triumph at the 2009 tournament, when he dispatched four current or future Grand Slam® tournament champions, including five-time defending champion Roger Federer in an epic five-set final. He is admired by fans and peers alike, not least for his indomitable spirit, overcoming a series of career-threatening wrist injuries to reclaim his place in the top 5.

Angelique Kerber

Rolex and the US Open

Angelique Kerber taking a shot

The US Open holds a special place in the heart of the German left-hander. It was at Flushing Meadows that she rose to prominence, making the 2011 semi-finals. In 2016, she had her best year, becoming World No. 1. In that stellar season she won the US Open, the Australian Open and reached the Wimbledon final. In 2018, she added a third Grand Slam® tournament title, at Wimbledon, further testimony to her unwavering dedication and perseverance.

Sloane Stephens holding up her trophy

Sloane Stephens

Rolex and the US Open

The Californian capped a remarkable comeback to win the 2017 US Open women’s singles trophy. She entered the tournament ranked World No. 83 but after beating several seeded opponents, won the final in straight sets. She, too, is renowned for her resilience, her ability to overcome setbacks to focus on the task at hand and rise to the occasion.