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‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ missing from US Open finals

The US Open men’s and women’s singles finals did not appear to feature “The Star-Spangled Banner” over the weekend, as Novak Djokovic and Coco Gauff won titles in their categories.

Gauff defeated Aryna Sabalenka 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to pick up the first Grand Slam title of her career. Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3. However, before the matches started, the American national anthem was missing from the tournament held at Flushing Meadows in New York City.

US Open organizers announced back on Aug. 27 that “America the Beautiful” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” would be performed before the men’s singles championship. “America the Beautiful” was also announced for the women’s singles championship.

In 2021, Micaela Bryan sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a women’s singles quarterfinal match while Daphne Rubin-Vega performed it on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Ryan Gaydos is a senior editor for Fox News Digital.


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