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1984 US Open (tennis)

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1984 US Open
Date August 28 – September 9
Edition 104th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Hardcourt
Location New York City, New York, United States
Champions
Men's Singles
23x15px John McEnroe
Women's Singles
23x15px Martina Navratilova
Men's Doubles
23x15px John Fitzgerald / 23x15px Tomáš Šmíd
Women's Doubles
23x15px Martina Navratilova / 23x15px Pam Shriver
Mixed Doubles
23x15px Manuela Maleeva / 23x15px Tom Gullikson
Boys' Singles
23x15px Mark Kratzmann
Girls' Singles
23x15px Katerina Maleeva
Boys' Doubles
23x15px Leonardo Lavalle / 23x15px Mihnea-Ion Năstase
Girls' Doubles
23x15px Mercedes Paz / 23x15px Gabriela Sabatini
US Open
 < 1983 1985 > 

The 1984 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City in New York in the United States. It was the 104th edition of the US Open and was held from August 28 to September 9, 1984.

Seniors

Men's Singles

23x15px John McEnroe defeated 23x15px Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–4, 6–1

  • It was McEnroe's 15th career Grand Slam title and his 7th US Open title including doubles and mixed doubles.

Women's Singles

23x15px Martina Navratilova defeated 23x15px Chris Evert-Lloyd 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Navratilova's 28th career Grand Slam title and her 4th US Open title.

Men's Doubles

23x15px John Fitzgerald / 23x15px Tomáš Šmíd defeated 23x15px Stefan Edberg / 23x15px Anders Järryd 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–3

  • It was Fitzgerald's 3rd career Grand Slam title and his 2nd US Open title. It was Šmíd's 1st career Grand Slam title and his only US Open title.

Women's Doubles

23x15px Martina Navratilova / 23x15px Pam Shriver defeated 23x15px Anne Hobbs / 23x15px Wendy Turnbull 6–2, 6–4

  • It was Navratilova's 29th career Grand Slam title and her 7th US Open title. It was Shriver's 9th career Grand Slam title and her 2nd US Open title.

Mixed Doubles

23x15px Manuela Maleeva / 23x15px Tom Gullikson defeated 23x15px Elizabeth Sayers / 23x15px John Fitzgerald 2–6, 7–5, 6–4

  • It was Maleeva's only career Grand Slam title. It was Gullikson's only career Grand Slam title.

Juniors

Boys' Singles

23x15px Mark Kratzmann defeated 23x15px Boris Becker 6–3, 7–6

Girls' Singles

23x15px Katerina Maleeva defeated 23x15px Niurka Sodupe 6–1, 6–2

Boys' Doubles

23x15px Leonardo Lavalle / 23x15px Mihnea-Ion Năstase defeated 23x15px Agustín Moreno / 23x15px Jaime Yzaga 7–6, 1–6, 6–1

Girls' Doubles

23x15px Mercedes Paz / 23x15px Gabriela Sabatini defeated 23x15px Stephanie London / 23x15px Cammy MacGregor 6–4, 3–6, 6–2

"Super Saturday"

September 8, 1984 is generally considered the single greatest day in tennis history. Each of the four matches played at Louis Armstrong Stadium, the tournament's Center Court at the time, went the maximum number of sets.[1] All eight players would win at least one Grand Slam title, seven were eventually inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. From the opening serve of the first contest at 11:07 am (ET) to match point of the final one at 11:16 pm,[2] there were 16 sets, 165 games and 979 points.[3]

The day opened with an over-35 men's singles semifinal match won by Stan Smith over John Newcombe.[3] In the first of two men's singles semifinal contests, Ivan Lendl advanced to his third consecutive US Open final after outlasting Pat Cash 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–7 (5–7), 7–6 (7–4). The last two matches involved rivalries. Martina Navratilova captured the second of her four US Open women's singles championships by defeating Chris Evert 4–6, 6–4, 6–4.[2] The other men's singles semifinal between John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors didn't begin until 7:28 pm.[3] McEnroe survived a nighttime thriller 6–4, 4–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3, en route to what would be the last Grand Slam title of his career.[2]

The lengthy day at Center Court was made possible by CBS which was televising the tournament. Not wanting a recurrence of what happened the previous year when three quick contests forced a scramble to fill the remaining allocated time, the network had requested the addition of the Smith-Newcombe match to lead off the program.[3] The broadcast established what was then the longest continuous coverage of a sporting event in American television history.[4]

Tennis fans who were present at Armstrong Stadium to enjoy all the contests that day were able to do so on a single admission. When both Serena and Venus Williams made the tournament finals together for the first time in 2001, organizers switched the women's singles championship match to prime time to attract more television viewers. In the process, they also began charging separate admission for each of the two sessions on the last Saturday of the fortnight.[2]

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Preceded by
1984 Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1984 Australian Open