The Men With the Most US Open Championship Titles

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7. Rafael Nadal (tied)
> U.S. Open championships 4
> Years: 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019
> Runner-up: 0

A foot injury has forced Rafael Nadal to withdraw from this year’s U.S. Open as well as the rest of the tennis tour. So the Spanish-born star will have to wait for a possible fifth win at that arena. But his trophy cabinet is already stocked with 20 Grand Slam wins.

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7. John McEnroe (tied)
> U.S. Open championships 4
> Years: 1979-1981, 1984
> Runner-up: 0

Perhaps better-known for on-court arguments with umpires, John McEnroe nevertheless vaulted to number one status during his career, winning 77 singles and 78 double titles. Today, McEnroe participates in senior tournaments and offers commentary during major matches on television.

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7. Robert Wrenn (tied)
> U.S. Open championships 4
> Years: 1893, 1894, 1896, 1897
> Runner-up: 0

One of the first inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Illinois-born Robert Wrenn achieved success as a left-handed player. He served as president of the U.S. Tennis Association from 1912 to 1915. Off the court, he was an aviator in World War I.

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4. Roger Federer (tied)
> U.S. Open championships 5
> Years: 2004-2008
> Runner-up: 0

Swiss-born Roger Federer had to bow out of this year’s U.S. Open due to knee problems, stoking fears the 40-year-old may soon retire. If he does, Federer will have made his mark in the sport after winning 20 Grand Slam titles, a record he shares with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

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4. Pete Sampras (tied)
> U.S. Open championships 5
> Years: 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002
> Runner-up: 0

During the 1990s, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi dueled for the top spot in men’s tennis in a notable rivalry. In fact, he ended his career in 2002 after defeating Agassi at the U.S. Open. Known for his powerful serve, Sampras was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007.