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Game, Set, Match: The Spectacular Numbers Behind the US Open

Attendance Triumph

The 2023 US Open, a grand spectacle of tennis excellence, has come to a thrilling conclusion, leaving us with a plethora of fascinating numbers and records to dissect. From record-breaking attendance to historic player achievements, here's a numerical look at the latest edition of this prestigious Grand Slam event.

World Rankings Reshuffled

Both, Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka will ascend to the coveted No. 1 spot in the world rankings following their outstanding performances at the US Open. Djokovic, a legend in the sport, will embark on his historic 390th week as the ATP's top-ranked player, while Sabalenka will begin her journey as the 29th world No. 1 in WTA history.

After clinching her first major title, the rising star Coco Gauff will ascend to a career-high No. 3 in the WTA rankings. This achievement solidifies her status as one of the brightest prospects in women's tennis at just 19 years old.

Djokovic's Historic Triumph

Djokovic secured his fourth US Open title, placing him in a tie for fourth on the all-time US Open men's singles titles list alongside John McEnroe. The trio of Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer remains atop the list with five titles each.

Age-defying Excellence: Djokovic's victory at the age of 36 makes him the tournament's oldest champion in tennis' Open Era, surpassing Ken Rosewall, who was 35 when he won in 1970.

Consistent Dominance: Djokovic boasts a remarkable record in Grand Slam finals since turning 30, with a 12-3 win-loss record. He has secured more Slam titles since his 30th birthday than any other player, a testament to his enduring excellence.

Grand Slam Finalist: In 72 Grand Slam appearances, Djokovic has reached the final in an astonishing 50 percent of them (36 times). He holds the record for the most Grand Slam finals played, highlighting his unmatched consistency at the highest level of the sport.

Financial Triumph 2022 figures

Total Revenue: The 2022 U.S. Open generated a staggering $472 million in revenue, marking a remarkable 112% increase from a decade earlier when it generated $223 million. This impressive financial growth solidifies the U.S. Open's status as a financial powerhouse within the tennis world.

Sponsorship Impact: The U.S. Open collaborated with 24 sponsors in 2022, including iconic brands like Rolex, Cadillac, and Polo Ralph-Lauren. Although specific sponsorship figures remain undisclosed, it's estimated that a significant portion of the USTA's annual revenue, totalling $106.7 million in 2022, was derived from these partnerships.

TV Rights Dominance: ESPN, the broadcast rights holder since 2015, pays the USTA an astounding $825 million over 11 years, equivalent to $75 million annually. In 2022, the top five largest audiences for the U.S. Open ranged from 2.4 million to 4.8 million viewers, underscoring the tournament's enduring global appeal.

Ticket Sales and Concessions: In 2022, the U.S. Open set a tournament record with 776,120 attendees, translating into more than $150 million in ticket revenue. Luxury suites for the semifinals and finals commanded prices exceeding $100,000. Additionally, the iconic "Honey Deuce" cocktail, born out of a partnership with sponsor Grey Goose, generated a staggering $8.9 million in sales during the tournament.

Global revenue from sponsorships of the major tennis organisations Figures (2022)

Australian Open: $77.7 million

Roland Garros: $79.4 million

Wimbledon: $54.5 million

US Open: $109 million

ATP: $30.1 million

WTA: $29.7 million

In 2021, the total sponsorship revenue was $340 million (USD), indicating a substantial growth in sponsorship support across major tennis events.

As the U.S. Open continues to redefine excellence on and off the court, these numbers serve as a testament to its enduring legacy in the world of tennis.

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