Beyond The Court – Sudsy and Elli talk to Doug Ganim

On July 15, 2020, Sudsy Monchik and John Ellis hosted a live Facebook Q&A session with Doug Ganim about the 25th US Open.

🚨2020 US OPEN Decision🚨
Special Guest-US OPEN Executive Director, Doug Ganim

SPECIAL EPISODE of Sudsy & Elli, Beyond The Court with Scotty Mac

🚨2020 US OPEN Decision🚨
Special Guest-US OPEN Executive Director, Doug Ganim

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Posted by Sudsy Monchik on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

R2 Sports has now been updated to reflect the information provided during the interview.

The UnitedHealthcare US Open website has been updated to reflect the information provided during the interview.
(New dates – October 6-10, 2021)

Instagram announcement:

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT (made on their Facebook page)

July 15, 2020 — In these unprecedented times, the health and safety of our players, fans, and staff is our top priority. Due to the persistence of the Covid-19 pandemic, I am forced to postpone the 25th Anniversary UnitedHealthcare US OPEN celebration this Fall until October of 2021. The exact dates will be October 6-10, 2021. All other aspects of the event will remain the same including the host City (Minneapolis), the host facilities (Lifetime Fitness and Univ. of Minnesota Rec. Center), and all official host hotels. In addition, I am pleased to announce that ALL major US OPEN sponsors have agreed to remain in support of the tourney for our 25th Anniversary celebration.

Of course, many questions will come to mind relating to this decision. Following is specific information that should address the majority of these questions:

2020 Entries and Ticket Sales

The 25th Anniversary of the US OPEN is going to be a “home run” event as we have experienced incredible demand in every area of the tourney. A record number of early entry registrations and ticket sales have already occurred. All entries and ticket sales already purchased online will carry forward to the new dates in 2021. In the event that any of the folks who have already registered (entries, ticket sales, pro-am doubles registrations, etc.) find that they will not be able to attend in 2021, they can request a refund anytime prior to August 15, 2021. To request a refund, please send an email to with your request. Please allow 2-4 weeks to process your request. All refunds will be sent by check.

Gold Boxes/Gold Seats

For quite some time, every single Gold Box and Gold Seat have been sold out for the 25th Anniversary event. In addition, there are 87 people on the waiting list for Gold Box seats should they become available! Our intention is to try to expand the Stadium Court area to accommodate as many of the folks on the waiting list as possible in this special year to come. All current Gold Box reservation commitments and Gold Box waiting list registrations will carry forward to the new date in 2021. If you have a current Gold reservation, or if you are on the waiting list and would like to remove your name, please send an email to no later than December 1, 2020. If you would like to have your name added to the waiting list for the 2021 tourney, please email me at this same address ASAP — waiting list requests appear on the list in the order received.

Hotel Room Reservations at Host Hotels

We have a record number of hotel room reservations already on the books at our host hotels. If you booked a room in one of our US OPEN room blocks at our special rates, those reservations will automatically be cancelled in the next week or so. New rooms for the 2021 dates cannot be booked until December 1, 2020. We will send out a worldwide email blast on that date to remind everyone to book new rooms at that time!

For any other questions, please contact me directly (Doug Ganim, US OPEN Director) at

I look forward to hosting everyone at the UnitedHealthcare US OPEN in October 2021. I promise you it will be worth waiting for!


Doug Ganim
US OPEN Director