These posts are all a bit delayed, but I’m playing catch-up with my life. In early September, Kate scored discounted tickets to the U.S. Open via Gilt Group, and we were both really excited. Raised by parents who were tennis fans, we had grown up watching some of the big names (Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick, we love you forever) play in all the majors.
And, since we now live in New York, home to one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world, what better excuse was there to go see some matches? The answer: there was no better excuse, so we obviously got the tickets.
So, after work one Thursday we hopped on the 7 train and headed out to Queens to Arthur Ashe Stadium. Luckily for us, the male match of the evening included Roger Federer (I’m not his biggest fan, but still cool to see such a great player). We got there pretty early and scoped out the surrounding courts before heading up to our (nosebleed) seats. And we obviously stopped on the way for pizza and beer, because sports.
We got to our seat and got to watch Roger Federer play (!!!!) and while he’s not exactly my favorite player/person ever, it was exciting to see such a big-name match. He obviously won because he’s Roger, and we stuck around a bit to watch the women’s match (not gonna lie, this was too long ago and I forget who played). But, all in all it was an awesome time (aside from the stifling humidity, thanks summer) and next year everyone should check it out.