It's easy to see why millions of people are riveted by the U.S. Open on television. It's one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, featuring top stars who compete hard with a combination of physical dexterity and mental toughness. The single-elimination tournament almost always makes news with upsets from scrappy up-and-coming challengers.
However, for a panoramic view of everything this world-class event has to offer, it should be experienced in person. Arrive in grand style befitting the 2017 U.S. Open – and beat the crowds that will descend on New York City airports – by booking a Las Vegas jet charter through Cirrus Aviation before play begins on August 28.
Take a Closer Look at the History
The U.S. Open was founded in 1881, when it was known as the U.S. National Championships. It is the fourth and final of the Grand Slam tournaments for the year. The others include the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.
Since 1978, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York has hosted the hard-court tournament. As the largest tennis center in the world, it has a capacity of more than 23,000 in just the main court alone at Arthur Ashe Stadium – named in honor of the legend who won the very first U.S. Open of the modern era in 1968.
Take a Closer Look at the Depth of Field
Many of this year's top seeds are household names. On the men's side are Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic. The women's top seeds are Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza and Elina Svitolina.
But don’t wait until the final rounds to pay attention. Focusing on the closing days of the U.S. Open would be like spooning off the cream cheese frosting from a slice of red velvet cake. The opening rounds of the U.S. Open pit lower-ranked players against higher-seeded players in men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles starting on August 28. The tournament proceeds through Labor Day and ends on September 10, showcasing seven single-elimination rounds in each category. A huge part of the appeal is spotting future tennis stars, whether or not they muster upsets along the way.
Take a Closer Look at the Multiple Vantage Points
Just as you can select a favorite seat on a Las Vegas jet charter, you have several viewing choices at the U.S. Open, including:
- Grounds passes, which afford access to all outside courts
- Promenade seats, located in the upper bowl of the Arthur Ashe Stadium
- Loge boxes, which afford excellent views of center court, right above the luxury suite level
- Courtside boxes, with eight seats each, offering premier views of celebrities on and off the court
Book your Las Vegas Jet Charter to the U.S. Open
Take a closer look at all the action the 2017 U.S. Open has to offer when calling Cirrus Aviation at 702-472-9714 to book a Las Vegas jet charter – game, set and match.