This year marks the 15th time I’ve attended the US Open. It is, by far, my favorite sporting event. I couldn’t love it more. There were lots of characters, old and new, that made this year’s Labor Day weekend as thrilling as ever. Here are some of the matches I took in and images I managed to bring home.
Federer was pushed to Armstrong by the rain…
…and, before a stunned capacity crowd, he was pushed right out of the tournament in 3 sets by Tommy Robredo.
Speaking of Tommy, the ageless Tommy Haas is still going strong.
Sabine Lisicki made quick work of her 3rd round opponent.
Serena vs Sloane started off with some fireworks, but didn’t quite live up to the hype.
The crowd is always a part of the picture at Flushing.
Donald Young was run off the court pretty easily this year….
…but he DID team up with 17-year-old giantkiller Victoria Duval (who defeated #3 Sam Stosur in the first round of womens’ singles) for mixed doubles.
Janko Tipsarevic and David Ferrer are always exciting to watch on the Grandstand. This match took place at the same time as Federer was taking his beating, so I bounced back and forth to get these shots. I’ll definitely shoot this perspective more often in years to come. Love it.
Raquel Kops-Jones was sort of our mascot for this year. We saw her play doubles and mixed doubles almost every day. We saw her women’s team lose to the Williams sisters and her mixed team defeat Young and Duval. Basically, we kinda stalked her when we saw her on the draw sheet.
Johnny Mac!!! Rushing from the Nadal match on Ashe to call the Federer carnage on Armstrong.