The US Open is played every year in September on hard courts at Flushing Meadow in New York. We present 2 network diagrams one showing every match in the period and one which concentrates on last 16 and beyond. Have a look and find out what they tell you about this prestigious tournament?
Network maps are created by simulating forces between players and matches and allowing the points representing them to move until they reach a stable position. To find out more see The Theory Behind Tennis Network Maps
In the first decade of this millennium the tournament was dominated by Roger Federer. Surprisingly for the premier hard court tournament Novak Djokovic has only won it on one occasion – he has lost finals to Federer, Nadal(2) & Murray. And with two winners outside the Big Four in the last ten years it could be said to be the most unpredictable of the majors!