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U.S. Open: By the Numbers

A look at some of the figures and dates that stand out in the past 50 years of the Open.

The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in 2017.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times

Changing Landscape

1978

The U.S. Open moves from Forest Hills to the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, to the grounds of the 1964 World’s Fair. The first matches are held in a converted stadium named after Louis Armstrong.

1997

The Arthur Ashe Stadium debuts, with 22,547 seats and a $254 million price tag. It’s the largest outdoor tennis venue in the world.

2006

The tennis center is renamed the U.S.T.A. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

2016

The Ashe Stadium’s $100 million energy-efficient retractable roof is used for the first time. Former Louis Armstrong Stadium is demolished just days after the Open ends.

2018

A six-year, roughly $600 million renovation is completed at the tennis center just in time for the Open’s 50th anniversary.


Men’s U.S. Open Records

MOST TOTAL TITLES

9

Bob Bryan and his twin, Mike, won five men’s doubles titles. Bob also won four mixed doubles titles, each with a different partner.

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The Bryan twins Bob, right, and Mike.CreditBen Solomon for The New York…

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