Past U.S. Open winner Andy Roddick and finalist Jim Courier will play an exhibition match as part of the gala opening festivities of the New York Open at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 9.
The 6 p.m. event will begin with a “Taste of New York” where top chef David Burke will conduct a cooking demonstration along with Roddick and Courier to be followed by the exhibition. About 250 tickets will be available for the cooking event and will include admission to the match. The public can attend the match with a ticket to the day’s tennis festival.
The main draw of the New York Open runs Feb. 11-17 with defending champion Kevin Anderson having already committed. Anderson built off his victory to produce his best season and was a finalist at Wimbledon.
Also committed are Americans John Isner, Sam Querrey, Jack Sock and the doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan. Long Islander Noah Rubin again will be part of the field.