Well, I finally got a chance to visit the US Open down in Flushing, NY. It was my first time, but definitely won’t be my last.
Louis Armstrong Stadium is first come, first serve for most of the seats. We were lucky and got in quickly, obtaining nice seats. I liked our vantage point from the corner of the court. No neck strain watching the ball go back and forth. The first match we saw was Robin Soderling vs. Nikolay Davydenko. After winning the firs set against Robin Soderling, Davydenko lost the next two and then retired. Still fun. Below is a photo of Davydenko in the air after a serve.
Next we walked around and watched some juniors before heading off to Arthur Ashe Stadium, where we watched Melanie Oudin make it to the quarterfinals, quite and accomplishment for a 17-year-old! She’s been getting a lot of press for her shoes, as you’ll see in the next picture.
All photos were taken with my Nikon D300 and the 18-200 VR zoom. I have to say, it’s a decent lens on the wide end, but certainly is not “butter” on at the telephoto end. Anyways, I have a bunch of fun ones, but I’m only posting a few. Check ‘em out by clicking…