US Open: Why is it so difficult to win a second grand slam?
Posted by Cameron Spencer
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On the surface, it appeared as though the 2017 Open held a lot of promise, with some of the best matches on the draw. The draw featured six of the top eight players on the men’s side and five of the top six in the women’s. It also featured three of the top four from two of the four major championships — Wimbledon and the US Open.
Of course, an Open has the potential to deliver in some ways, but there are two major questions that have hindered some potential greatness of the event. First, there is the matter of the draw itself. It isn’t just the men’s draw, but the women’s as well. The Open has historically been a difficult draw to win, particularly in the men’s final. Why is it such a difficult draw to win?
To answer this question, we need to understand the format of the draw itself. The U.S. Open is the only Grand Slam event with its own format, and it is the only Grand Slam that uses a tiebreak to decide the winner of the men’s final. As a result, you won’t find a lot of ties in this event. There are very few if any ties in men’s finals, and none of these ties are decided by tiebreakers. But the U.S. Open does have tiebreaks, and of the remaining three tiebreaks, two of them are in the women’s draw and the third is in the men’s. In the men’s draw, players who win two of the four tiebreaks are assured a spot in the final. In the women’s draw, players who win all four tiebreaks are assured a spot in the final. In other words, the way the tiebreak is set, you are guaranteed a spot in the final if you win two of them