Announcer Andy Taylor. US Open 2022
Announcer Andy Taylor. Voice of the 2022 US Open

21-YEARS IN ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM

Known as the Voice of the US Open, 2022 marks Taylor’s 21st year shaping the sound of the sport’s final Grand Slam of the season.

With his individual style and delivery, Andy writes and narrates every player’s introduction, highlighting their career accomplishments, providing context for fans before each match. As a voice talent, he also narrates video content and special announcements broadcast across the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. For twenty years, his distinctive sound and energy has helped drive and enhance the fan experience — Informing. Entertaining. Celebrating the sport and its colorful cast of characters.

In addition to his long-standing role in New York, Taylor has also emceed other global events including the Olympic Games, Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Qatar Total Open, PSA Men’s World Championship, Qatar Classic Squash Championship and the World Padel Championship.

2022 US OPEN. SERENA'S FAREWELL. IGA AND CARLOS CONQUER NEW YORK.

Storylines for miles. One of the most captivating Majors in recent history, the 2022 US Open will always be remembered as the Grand Slam tournament that finally witnessed the “turning of the page.”

For over two decades, 6-time US Open champion Serena Williams mesmerized New York with her unique brand of aggressive grace. Just prior to the start of the tournament, the 23-time Major champion announced that the 2022 US Open would be the climax of her storied career – and fans flocked to Flushing Meadows to witness her greatness one final time. On opening night, she shattered attendance records. Two nights later, she defeated the World #2 – leaving fans frothing for more. In Round-3, in front of a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium, the legend valiantly battled Ajla Tomljanovic for over 3-hours, before falling in the deciding set.

Forever a trendsetter who revolutionized the game, two weeks following her final match – Roger Federer announced his retirement from the sport as well. 12-days after the conclusion of the 2022 US Open, Roger teamed with Laver Cup partner Rafael Nadal for the final match of his career; an unforgettable night at London’s O2 Arena, featuring an endless outpouring of emotion from fans and fellow legends.

With two of the “greatest players of all time” evolving (Serena’s words) within weeks of each other, most will mark September 2022 as the most pivotal page-turn for the sport in over two decades.

SERENA WILLIAMS. HER 2022 ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM INTRODUCTION.

Tonight, she returns to the sport's biggest stage - where 23-years-ago, she captured her first Grand Slam Singles title. And this year's US Open - marks the final chapter of her fabled tennis story. Her accomplishments are legendary - and will echo for generations. 23 Grand Slam Singles titles - the Career Grand Slam - Four Olympic Gold Medals - 319 weeks as the World #1. But most notably - with raw passion, resilience and relentless determination - she has inspired millions beyond the sport itself, becoming one of the most influential athletes the world has ever known. From Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - please welcome 6-time US Open Champion, Serena Williams.

THE SHOW WENT ON, WITH SPELLBINDING NEXT-GEN NARRATIVES.

  • Nick Kyrgios took-out defending champion Daniil Medvedev in Round-4
  • Karen Khachanov shocked Kyrgios in the Quarters, reaching his first Grand Slam Semifinal
  • Frances Tiafoe upset Rafael Nadal – and in his first Major Semifinal, ignited a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium (including former FLOTUS Michelle Obama), pushing Carlos Alcaraz to a deciding set
  • Alcaraz became the tournament’s marquee attraction – earning five set victories over Marin Cilic, Jannik Sinner (ended at 2:50a, latest-finish ever at US Open) and Tiafoe – before defeating Casper Ruud in the Men’s Singles Final
  • Casper Ruud became the first Norwegian Finalist in US Open history
  • In the Men’s Singles Final, there was more than a debut Grand Slam title on the line: Carlos and Casper also battled for the World #1 ranking
  • At just 21-years-old, Iga Swiatek captured her third Grand Slam title, becoming the first Polish US Open Women’s Singles Champion
  • Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, Wimbledon Finalist just 3 months prior, became the first African and Arab woman ever to reach a US Open Final
  • Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury became the first Men’s tandem to win back-to-back US Open titles since Aussies Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde accomplished the feat in 1996
  • With their championship victory, reigning Olympic Gold Medalists Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova secured the Career Golden Slam
  • Taylor Townsend, who just had a son 18-months-ago, reached her first Grand Slam Final alongside Caty McNally – who reached back-to-back US Open Doubles Finals, teaming last year with Coco Gauff
  • And finally, in Mixed Doubles – just 3-months after announcing her retirement from Singles competition on the WTA Tour – Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens reached her first Grand Slam Final alongside Edouard Roger-Vasselin

FINALLY, A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS.

With such a lengthy list of dramatic and enthralling storylines permeating the 2022 US Open, there’s no question:

As the page turns, and 20-years of “the greatest of all time” narratives become part of tennis lore, the game’s brightest potentials have proven they are ready to confidently grasp the mantle; to carry the sport forward.

Who will be the next Serena, the next Federer? Only time will tell. But at least we can finally say, for the first time in nearly 20-years, a new chapter has begun. More thrilling storylines await.

Voice Over Andy Taylor. Ext-Link
Voice Over Andy Taylor. Ext-Link
Voice Over Andy Taylor. Ext-Link
Voice Over Andy Taylor. Ext-Link

Click images below for complete recaps of every match played in Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2022 US Open