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The 2022 US Open is upon us, and while this year's tournament is missing a few stars, there is no shortage of interesting storylines to follow in Flushing Meadows. 

Casper Ruud was the first player to earn a ticket to the men's final round after taking down Karen Khachanov 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 on Friday. The 23-year-old from Norway has a chance at taking the No. 1 world ranking next week, which would be a career-high for him. Another player who could still take that No. 1 spot is Carlos Alcaraz, who Ruud will meet in Sunday's final. 

The 19-year-old Alcaraz has a chance to become the first teenager to win a men's Grand Slam since Rafael Nadal in 2005. Alcaraz, the No. 3 seed, took down 21-year-old Jannik Sinner in an intense five-set match during Wednesday's quarterfinal. The match lasted five hours and fifteen minutes and did not wrap up until 2:50 a.m. ET, breaking the record for the latest finish in US Open history. It was a long night, but it was worth every second. Even Coco Gauff couldn't stop watching. Alcaraz then beat Frances Tiafoe on Friday in the semifinals. 

Tiafoe hoped to end a long drought for the U.S., as American men had gone 74 consecutive majors without a title -- the longest losing streak in the country's tennis history. Tiafoe took down Andrey Rublev in straight sets during Wednesday's quarterfinal round. By doing so, he became the first American man to make the US Open semifinals since Andy Roddick in 2006, as well as the first African-American man to make the tournament's semifinals since Arthur Ashe in 1972.

Rafael Nadal, who withdrew from Wimbledon ahead of his semifinal match because of an injury, was back and ready to compete in New York as the No. 2 seed. He made it to the fourth round after taking down Rinky Hijikata, Fabio Fognini and Richard Gasquet. However, his run ended with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 loss to Tiafoe, which marked Nadal's first Grand Slam loss in over a year. The veteran had made it to at least the quarterfinal round of each of the last 16 majors he participated in, going all the way back to the 2017 US Open.

World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev won the 2021 tournament but fell short of defending his title this year as the No. 1 seed after losing to the No. 23 seed -- and Wimbledon runner-up -- Nick Kyrgios. The Australian star went on to lose in a five-set match against Khachonov in the quarterfinal round. After the loss, Kyrgios smashed two rackets out of frustration.

On the women's side, defending champion Emma Raducanu entered as the No. 11 seed, but she was eliminated by Alize Cornet in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) in the first round. But of course, the major storyline was surrounding Serena Williams, as this was likely the tennis veteran's last Grand Slam tournament before retiring. 

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, entered 21st US Open unseeded. She beat Danka Kovinic -- an opponent she'd never faced before -- in her first round matchup before taking down No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit in the second round. Williams' tournament came to an end in the third round with a loss to Ajla Tomljanovic.

World No. 1 Iga Świątek captured her third Grand Slam title after taking out Ons Jabeaur in Saturday's title match. Świątek jumped out to an early lead and held on to win a second set tiebreak to take a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win. It capped off a a solid Grand Slam season for Świątek as she won the 2022 French Open while also registering a 37-match winning streak, the longest in the WTA this century. Jabeur was a runner-up at a Grand Slam for the second time this year, after falling to Elena Rybakina at the Wimbledon final. 

Here is all you need to know about the 2022 US Open:

How to watch the 2022 US Open

  • Dates: Aug. 29- Sept. 11
  • Where: Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows in New York
  • TV: ESPN and ESPN2
  • Stream: fuboTV (try for free)


(All times are eastern)

  • First round: August 29-30
  • Second round: August 31-Sept. 1
  • Third round: Sept. 2-3
  • Fourth round: Sept. 4-5
  • Quarterfinals: Sept. 6-7
  • Women's singles semifinals: Sept. 8, 7:00 p.m.
  • Men's singles semifinals: Sept. 9, 3:00 p.m.
  • Women's singles final: Sept. 10, 4:00 p.m.
  • Men's singles final: Sept. 11, 4:00 p.m.

Notable matches

Women's final

September 10

  • (1) Iga Świątek def. (5) Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) 

Men's final

September 11

  • (5) Casper Ruud vs. (3) Carlos Alcaraz, 4 p.m. 

Men's semifinals

September 9

  • (5) Casper Ruud def. (27) Karen Khachanov 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 
  • (3) Carlos Alcaraz def. (22) Frances Tiafoe 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3

Women's singles seeds

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Annett Kontaveit
  3. Maria Sakkari
  4. Paula Badosa
  5. Ons Jabeur
  6. Aryna Sabalenka
  7. Simona Halep
  8. Jessica Pegula
  9. Garbine Muguruza
  10. Daria Kasatkina
  11. Emma Raducanu
  12. Coco Gauff
  13. Belinda Bencic
  14. Leylah Fernandez
  15. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  16. Jelena Ostapenko
  17. Caroline Garcia
  18. Veronika Kudermetova
  19. Danielle Collins
  20. Madison Keys
  21. Petra Kvitova
  22. Karolina Pliskova
  23. Barbora Krejcikova
  24. Amanda Anisimova
  25. Elena Rybakina
  26. Victoria Azarenka
  27. Martina Trevisan
  28. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  29. Alison Riske-Amritraj
  30. Jil Teichmann
  31. Shelby Rogers
  32. Elise Mertens

Men's singles seeds

  1. Daniil Medvedev
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Carlos Alcaraz
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  5. Casper Ruud
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  7. Cameron Norrie
  8. Hubert Hurkacz
  9. Andrey Rublev
  10. Taylor Fritz
  11. Jannik Sinner
  12. Pablo Carreno Busta
  13. Matteo Berrettini
  14. Diego Schwartzman
  15. Marin Cilic
  16. Roberto Bautista Agut
  17. Grigor Dimitrov
  18. Alex de Minaur
  19. Denis Shapovalov
  20. Dan Evans
  21. Botic van de Zandschulp
  22. Frances Tiafoe
  23. Nick Kyrgios
  24. Francisco Cerundolo
  25. Borna Coric
  26. Lorenzo Musetti
  27. Karen Khachanov
  28. Holger Rune
  29. Tommy Paul
  30. Maxime Cressy
  31. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  32. Miomir Kecmanovic