NEW YORK, August 26, 2017
The US Open Qualifying Tournament, which features 128 men and 128 women competing for 16 spots each in the singles main draws, drew 41,612 fans coming to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Tuesday through Friday.
Five women from the United States (Nicole Gibbs, Allie Kiick, Danielle Lao, Claire Liu, Sachia Vickery) and three US-men (J.C. Aragone, Evan King, Tim Smyczek) qualified for the singles main draws with victories on Friday, giving the United States its most combined men’s and women’s qualifiers at the final major of the season since the women’s qualifying draw expanded from 64 to 128 in 1998.
That brings the total number of US-American women in the 2017 US Open singles main draw to 23, the most since it had 23 in 2005, and the 19 US-American men in the main draw is the most since 2012 (19). The 42 combined men and women in the singles main draw is the most since 2004 (45).
#NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov continued his great run by qualifying for his first US-Open main draw. The 18-year-old Canadian, who has now won 15 of his last 17 matches in total, defeated Jan Satral from the Czech Republic 6-7, 6-1, 6-3. Shapovalov will face Daniil Medvedev in the opening round.
Cedrik-Marcel Stebe will make his first appearance in a Grand Slam since the 2013 Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Alejandro Gonzalez. He will be joined in the main draw by fellow German Maximilian Marterer. The 22-year-old from Nuremberg upset the top-seed of the qualifying and Hamburg champion Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-4, 7-5. Marterer will make his debut at a Grand Slam. Mayer also earned a spot in the main draw as a lucky loser. He opens against 26th seed Richard Gasquet.