U.S. Open Tennis
News, notes and fun from the U.S. National Tennis Center.
ACE. Andy Roddick’s sly reference to Roger Federer as “the world’s most interesting man.”
FAULT. There has been quite a bit of fan grumbling about the tight quarters at the primary practice courts, preventing most spectators from getting a glimpse of the stars’ workouts.
SERVICE WINNER. U.S. Tennis Association officials, as part of a $500-million improvement of the Billie Jean King National...Read more »
ACE - Best seat in the house (without sitting): The walkway connecting Armstrong Stadium to the Grandstand, offering an ideal look at the Grandstand action.
FAULT - No sock-making company has solicited Jack Sock for an endorsement deal, he confirmed.
LET - The Open’s junior tournament, which begins today, may or may not allow a look at future champions in the main draw. Only three Open...Read more »
ACE. Doubles tennis featuring American twins Bob and Mike Bryan.
FAULT. Open officials’ decision to schedule the Bryans on 2,800-seat Court 17, leaving hundreds of fans shut out, while simultaneous matches in 10,103-seat Louis Armstrong Stadium and the 6,106-seat Grandstand began with roughly half of the seats filled.
ACE. Spectators’ rhythmic clapping in anticipation of a Hawk-Eye replay.
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