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ARTHUR ASHE — 1968
United States

The event’s first winner, Ashe defeated the Netherlands’ Tom Okker in five sets, including an opening set that went to 14-12. Ashe went on to win two additional Grand Slam titles — the Australian Open and Wimbledon — though he’d only make the U.S. Open finals one more time, in 1972.
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U.S. Open men's champions since 1968

A look at each winner of the U.S. Open men's singles title since the open era began in 1968.