US Open Tennis Tournament sets attendance record
The dates & times for the US Open Finals had to be moved back due to rain, but that didn’t stop the crowds of tennis fans who poured into the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. More than 720,000 tennis fans attended the 2008 US Open during the two weeks of the tournament, a record for the US Open Tennis Tournament. That is up slightly from the attendance at the 2007 US Open when 715,587 fans saw live. Those fans filled up Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium to see their favorite tennis stars shine under the bright New York lights.
The US Open Finals provided an exciting end to the ’08 tourney. The US Open Men’s Final featured Roger Federer against Brit Andy Murray. Murray was the underdog that fought through two of the best players in tennis, Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick, to face the four-time US Open Champ Federer. Ultimately Murray didn’t have enough to overcome Federer, who won his 5th consecutive US Open title.
On the women’s side of the draw, the US Open Final featured 8-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams playing against Jelena Jankovic. In a thrilling match Serena ultimately prevailed; adding her third US Open title and ninth Grand Slam title to her already impressive resume.
The US Open closes tennis’ 2008 Grand Slam season; one which will leave tennis fans with many fantastic memories. The epic Federer and Nadal match from Wimbledon is one that people will be talking about for years to come. Visit our site to buy tennis tickets for the 2009 season. We sell tickets for all Grand Slam matches including the 2009 US Open Tennis Tournament.