US Open – best of luck Kevin and Raven

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Wishing Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen a successful US Open next week. Raven is playing in his 6th US Open with his best performance being in 2014 when he was a doubles quarter finalist. Kevin will be participating for the 7th time and will be hoping to better his singles best of quarter finalist in 2015. In 2010 Kevin reached the 2nd round of the men’s doubles. Best of luck to both of you!

The 2017 US Open will be the 137th edition of tennis’ US Open and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It will be held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Experimental rules will feature in qualifying for the main draw as well as in the junior, wheelchair and exhibition events.

The 2017 tournament will see the USTA try out two experimental rules. Firstly, the USTA are introducing a shot clock to combat slow play and to address players going over the allotted time for warm ups and medical time outs. Secondly, coaching will be allowed from the side of the court. Whilst a player is at the same end as their box they can verbally communicate if they are at the opposite end then sign language would be allowed.

Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber are the reigning men’s and women’s singles champions. Wawrinka withdrew before the start of the tournament due to a knee injury that ended his season.

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