As the US Open officially gets underway in Flushing Meadows, a power-packed roster of BNP Paribas Open standouts is ready to take the tournament by storm.
Whether it be former tournament champions or up-and-coming stars of the future, many of the game’s most exciting players have experienced career-defining moments in Tennis Paradise. From household names like Roger and Rafa to surging newcomers such as Bianca Andreescu, there’s no doubt that many of this year’s biggest moments in New York will feature the BNP Paribas Open’s most notable performers.
Before gearing up for another run in Indian Wells next March, let’s take a look at a special Tennis Paradise edition of storylines and players to watch at the US Open:
At the 2019 BNP Paribas Open, it looked as though all roads were converging on the 39th ever meeting of the so-called ‘Fedal’ rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be, as Nadal was forced to withdraw from the match due to a right knee injury. The iconic duo, who hold an astounding combined eight BNP Paribas Open titles and eight US Open titles, have since gone head-to-head twice at the French Open and Wimbledon. All eyes will be on Federer and Nadal once again, as tennis fans await another potential matchup between two of the most storied champions in BNP Paribas Open and tennis history.
18-year-old Canadian phenom Bianca Andreescu has spent her 2019 going from relative unknown to widely recognized potential future superstar of the sport. In short, it’s hard to have a better year than the one Andreescu has had, and it all began in March with an iconic title run in Tennis Paradise. Andreescu emerged from a loaded women’s field featuring the likes of Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber, Ashleigh Barty, World No. 1 Naomi Osaka and more to become the tournament’s first ever female wild-card title winner. Now, she’ll look to lift the trophy in New York and earn her first career Grand Slam championship.
Speaking of having an incredible year and riding the momentum of a BNP Paribas Open title to a first career major championship, 2018 Indian Wells titlist Naomi Osaka will look to defend her US Open championship and remain the World No. 1 amidst a star-studded women’s draw. 2019 has been a rollercoaster year for Osaka; which has included winning the Australian Open, changing coaches and fighting through injuries. If she can get back to winning ways by becoming a back-to-back US Open champion, she’ll put this year’s struggles and distractions in the rearview mirror for good.
Dominic Thiem has long been considered an elite clay court player, but had struggled throughout his career to replicate his championship-level success on other surfaces. That is, until the 2019 BNP Paribas Open. Thiem put on a masterful performance in the desert and cemented himself as a multi-surface force, as he outlasted 5-time tournament champion Roger Federer to capture the first ATP Masters 1000 title of his career. The Austrian has continued his winning ways since Indian Wells, capturing two more titles to sustain a momentous 2019 season. At the US Open, Thiem will look to avenge his thrilling 5-set loss to Rafael Nadal at last year’s Open and capture his first career major championship.
Get Ready for the 2020 BNP Paribas Open!
While these BNP Paribas Open standouts are in New York battling it out for the US Open title for now, they’ll be back in Tennis Paradise in no time.
Don’t miss your opportunity to witness the world-class players that annually descend upon the desert, as the action gets back underway at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden next March 9-22, 2020.
Tennis Paradise awaits – are you ready to experience it? Whether you’re able to spend two full tennis-filled weeks in the desert or just able to visit for a day or two, there is a perfect ticket for you.
Explore the full lineup of ticket offerings below to choose the option that best suits your needs: