This year’s US Open was one for the books, packed with big thrills, hair-raising upsets, a star-making—or, more accurately, star-affirming—women’s final for 19-year-old Coco Gauff, and yet another historic men’s final for Novak Djokovic, who has now tied Margaret Court’s legendary record of 24 Grand Slam titles. The competition was stiff as American players like Gauff, Francis Tiafoe, Jessica Pegula, and Ben Shelton gave their home crowd something to cheer about—and cheer, they did. This year’s Open shattered attendance records, welcoming more than 950,000 people to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, over a three-week period and getting the entire city buzzing. (Needless to say, both singles finals were completely sold out, boasting upwards of 28,000 very voluble fans each.)
Luckily for us, photographer Skyler Dahan was on the ground this weekend to capture the scene. From seeing the major stars in action—Gauff, Djokovic, Shelton, and the likes of Daniil Medvedev, Aryna Sabalenka, and Carlos Alcaraz—to the spectators just happy to be there, he assembled a winning portrait of the 2023 US Open. Relive the excitement below.