Best Places to Watch a Tennis Match

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The US Open is just around the corner on August 29 in New York City, and it is time to study up on the latest odds and get ready for not only one of the best tennis events but one of the best sports events. 

 

As the U.S. Open isn’t typically held in different locations, the 2023 event has been announced for Los Angeles, California, at the Los Angeles Country Club for the first time. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is the location of the tournament this year and is considered the home of the best courts to play at, but where does it stand with courts around the world? Check below to find out.

 

Centre Court at Wimbledon

 

Considered the world’s most famous tennis court in the world, Centre Court at Wimbledon is home to the third annual Grand Slam event and a favorite of most professionals. Wimbledon opened in 1922, and 2022 marks its 100th year, adding to its historic run. 

 

Capable of seating over 14,000 fans, it is the sixth largest tennis-specific stadium in the world and is adored by fans as there is not a bad seat in the house. In 2009, updates were made to the court by adding a retractable roof due to the many rain delays over the years. 

 

On top of being a great venue, Wimbledon has hosted some historical matches, such as Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal in 2008 and Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe in 1980. If you ever get a chance to see a match there, go!

 

Arthur Ashe Stadium, U.S. Open, New York

 

Part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the stadium of the U.S. Open, the Arthur Ashe Stadium opened in 1997 and is not only U.S. famous but world famous. The stadium is named after Arthur Ashe, winner of the inaugural 1968 U.S. Open and the first that professionals could compete. 

 

The stadium can host 23,771 fans which makes it the largest tennis stadium in the world. Like Centre Court, the Arthur Ashe Stadium suffered years of weather delays, and in 2016 it was renovated with a retractable roof. 

 

Famously, the rematch of Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe took place here in 1980, just months after their Wimbledon match. 

 

Make sure you check out the latest US Open predictions heading into the upcoming matches in August 2022.

 

Center Court, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Rhode Island 

 

Home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Center Court in Rhode Island is also the location of the yearly tournament called the Hall of Fame Open which is an ATP 250 event. This historic court was first opened on July 26, 1880, and was the original home of the U.S. Open. 

 

In 1954, tennis innovator Jimmy Van Alen founded the Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, and called it the “shrine of tennis” today is recognized as the official tennis hall of fame. This famous court includes a museum, grass tennis courts, and an indoor tennis facility. 

 

If you are a fan of sports history and find yourself in Rhode Island, take a stop by this world-famous court.

 

Court Philippe Chatrier, French Open, France

 

Part of the historic Stade Roland Garros complex, the Court Philippe Chatrier is the home of the French Open each year and is the centerpiece of the complex. Court Philippe Chatrier was built in 1928 and is considered the most prestigious clay-court stadium. 

 

In 2018, the stadium was taken down to its foundations and rebuilt with higher grandstands allowing the capacity to reach 15,225, which makes it the largest clay court in the world. Like a couple of the courts above, a retractable roof was added in 2020 due to constant weather delays. 

 

This is just a short list of some of the greatest places to watch a tennis match as there are many more fans and players considered the best. With the U.S. Open just around the corner in New York, fans can check the latest US Open tennis predictions while also checking out one of the greatest venues of tennis of all time.

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