2011 US Open

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  1. rommil

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    If your schedule is flexible, you can follow the scheduling days before you can go or you can check the schedule the night before and line up the next day at the ticket office and try to get your tickets. Big risk are if you dont get there early enough or if he gets schrduled a night match.

    Btw if youre able to get in, check the practice courts maybe 3 hours before the match.
     
  2. West Coast Ace

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    He should play every other day. So the minute you hear that he's either playing Mon or Tues, determine whether he'll be on Thurs or Fri, go to Stubhub, Ticketmaster (or Craigslist if you trust it) IMMEDIATELY. If you can't get a seat in Ashe (I don't think he's played on Armstrong in yrs), then day of is your only hope - work something out with a scalper. Good luck.
     
  3. max pl

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    So if the men's semi's are being played on a Friday and the only session shown is 11am, does that mean purchasing a ticket gives you access to both matches in that seat?
     
  4. rommil

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    If I recall correctly, both men's semis are played Saturday afternoon.
     
  5. max pl

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    oh true. but does the one price for two matches thing stand? they're both being played at arthur ashe, right?
     
  6. rommil

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    The men's semis are just about the only round I haven't attended( men's draw) but I think that's the day session for that Saturday so you would have seats to both matches, one played after the other at Ashe.
     
  7. JoelDali

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    Craigslist is the best option for day of tickets or the box office at the center

    You can go into Ashe all day the first week during the day so don't ever think you "need an Ashe" seat.

    They don't check tickets until the big money matches the second week.

    Repeat --- don't stress on buying an Ashe ticket just get in the cheapest way possible. Ashe stadium is wide open for day matches the first week.
     
  8. rommil

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    Was expecting you to summarize all that in a picture.......
     
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  10. rommil

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    Lol.....that works although Joel might come up with a Fed Eaglelicious pic :)
     
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    Does anyone know if players are going to be practicing next Monday before qualies? If so are the grounds open, it's not a huge deal but if there's extra tennis I can see I'd go.
     
  12. zapvor

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    uh...sure...you think that.

    and if he did i am sure they didn't notice that he was driving a lexus....
     
  13. zapvor

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    the draw will be posted and you will then know which day he will be playing.just get ashe tickets because he will be in there
     
  14. zapvor

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    not true. they checked my ticket before letting me in ashe first monday
     
  15. JoelDali

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    So when I walk in Ashe all day and all week during the day matches with no ticket I guess I'm imagining things. And when I watched Clijsters first match with no Ashe ticket last year I guess I was imagining that too.

    Oh and when I watched Fed's 1st round match VS Devin B. in 2009 I was imagining that as well.

    When I watched the Fish VS Joker match last year in Ashe pounding beers with my buddy, I suppose I imagined that too.

    When I watched the Sharapova VS Wozzy match in Ashe I guess I was imagining that one too.

    I've never bought an Ashe ticket until the final, but think what you want.

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  16. zapvor

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    ok enlighten us then. how did you manage to get around the people checking tickets????
     
  17. zapvor

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    yup.....the guy posting like a madman everywhere on the board can't answer a simple question. hmmm i wonder why
     
  18. JoelDali

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    You are such a tool dude. Seriously.

    You're in my top 2 of despised posters just for your idiot signature.
     
  19. cricketics

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    I haven't been to Arthur Ashe ever till now, but I sort of agree with JoelDali.

    I have been to leg mason tournament in D.C just recently and I had ticket which was on extreme top. I watched a bit from top, then saw lot of seats empty downstairs.

    I came out of the stadium, and decided to go the the most bottom level, which are supposedly the box seats or courtside seats. They didn't check my tickets and just let me in.

    I just have to say that it all depends on luck and which gate you enter from or which dude, or volunteers are standing. If they are cool or if they are picky, they might ask you to show your ticket. All depends on your lucky whom you end up meeting.

    I watched Isner was blake from top, and then in next 10 mins, I was sitting on front court side seat and my brother called me that he could see me on tv rite away.
     
  20. JoelDali

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    Basically, Ashe is wide open during the day, every day of the event. That does not mean you can walk down and sit court-side because they do have people checking there most of the time or you can get lucky as ^ mentions.

    But the entire stadium is empty during the day and no one is checking tickets at the entrance of Ashe.

    If that changes this year I'll be highly shocked, I doubt it will because thats how its been the past 10 years.

    At night deep into the tournament, yes, they do start checking but you can buy a section 300 seat and walk down to any empty seat in 200.

    I watched Fed/Delpo final in $1000 seats as did hundreds of other people, for free. I bought a $130 seat in row Z and ended up in disgustingly sick seats for the whole final. Theres tons of open seats every night.

    Don't ever pay more than $175 for an Ashe seat for any night or day.

    Its totally unnecessary.

    Unless, of course you're a GOAT and can afford the Gavin Rossdale style seats.

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  21. JoelDali

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    This pic makes me happy....forever.
     
  22. zapvor

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    the problem with your posting is that it's not TRUE. they did check my ticket when i went last year. So again, if you don't mind enlighten the rest of us on how you got around that problem????

    because yea you know what i just walked onto teh court last year after Fed's match and had dinner with him. yep. and the year before i had dinner with Rafa. yep. your post shows absolutely no evidence. i am calling you out not to be mean but to do a favor for the rest of the TalkTennis community because I don't want them to make a long trip from TX or wherever and then find out when they get there that their info from you was wrong. that's all. the floor is open for your concrete evidence

    edit: i know how you can prove it. since you said you did not have Ashe tickets in all the years you listed, why don't you post a pic of you sitting in Ashe and upload a ticket stub of that year which only shows grounds admission? i am sure all those years you went you would have at least 1 pic taken. that would be real concrete evidence. again, just doing this to help out other members.
     
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  23. zapvor

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    legg mason is completely different from US open. they are not as strict. please let me know if you are able to get into Ashe without the Ashe ticket this year! have you been to the US Open before? because every local thus far i talked to have told me you can't. so until Joel here gives us some real evidence I would not buy his 'facts'. i am posting this to help out those who are making a long trip. hate to see them not be able to see Fed because of some poster's comment on here about not needing Ashe tickets.
     
  24. JoelDali

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    I cannot believe I'm arguing with a 19 year old fool from MA.

    Here are pics of GHOATs in Ashe during Sharapova/Wozniacki from last year.

    Didn't pay for the ticket. Neither did the 5 people I was with.

    Go away, you are such a fool.

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  25. Manhattan Captain

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    Sorry Zapvor but JoelDali is 100% right. Ashe is open during the day matches. They only check tickets in the expensive sections. I get free grounds tickets for me, wife and my kids and we go into Ashe and Armstrong with no one checking tickets. Now you will need an Ashe ticket for big night matches such as the final. But during the day its not necessary to have an Ashe explicit ticket. That is why its good advice to buy cheap Ashe tickets if grounds tickets are sold out. I agree that bad advice would be bad to give travelers who have enough trouble with getting there on the subway. But he is right. Ashe is open during the day. I should know, I've worked the Open for the past 10 years with USTA Eastern and have worked the Ashe gates many times. Hope to see many of you there!
     
  26. cricketics

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    Hey buddy. I will be wearing Indian tri color jersey to support my Indian players. Please let me in if any Indian is playing there :)

    I bought mostly ground admission tickets because I know most of the Indians play mens doubles and the matches won't happen on arthur ashe.
     
  27. zapvor

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    ok i am going to have to give them a call and complain about discrimination then. because last year they checked my ticket at every entrance i went to and every time i went back into the stadium.
     
  28. zapvor

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    this doesn't prove you had grounds admission passes but i guess workers at the Open are confirming your story. so i believe you. thanks
     
  29. zapvor

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    warning about arthur ashe admission!

    ok got off the phone with USTA at the national center. they told me that you CANNOT get into arthur ashe stadium with a grounds pass. you must have the arthur ashe ticket to be granted inside stadium. this applies to all the matches, day and night session. no exceptions. i asked the guy like 4 times in 3 different ways and he confirmed it. so for those who are going to see fed please get ashe tickets! don't buy grounds admission and expect to get in! (i told them native new yorkers gave me this info and he told me this is not true)
     
  30. JoelDali

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    You still don't get it do you?

    Of course they're gonna tell you that. Grounds passes are $70, Ashe are currently like $200 to $30,000.

    LOL

    You really are a fool dude.

    They do not check tickets for Ashe or Armstrong until the night matches. I've been going to the Open for over 10 years. A guy that works the gate just confirmed it.

    I'll be looking for you at the open Zappy. I hope you're wearing your favorite costume so I can find you easily ... :)

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  31. rommil

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    Hahah you actually called, then expected them to say you can lol. The ushers up top especially in the early rounds are not strict sometimes, so you can go in and watch the matches. But people are in and out of there..........

    I hope you are making up the story that you called and actually asked them hehe :)

    Oh and in the past if they stop you, people give them a couple of dollars and they let them in. Call the NTC box office and verify if this information is correct :)
     
  32. proteus

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    I'm going to the US Open for the first time from near Toronto, ON -- super excited. Have been to the Rogers Cup in Toronto a few times but this year my buddy and I bought tickets off of the US Open ticketexchange at a great price -- catching 3/4 of the round of 16 (Monday day/night sessions, Tuesday day sessions, might pick up a session on Sunday night.) We bought Ashe upper bowl row D for the day sessions and middle section row C for the night.

    I'm planning on moving down from my assigned seating -- have done this at basketball, hockey, baseball, and tennis games, as the worst thing that could happen is someone states you can't. I don't know, I hope this works out considering how many empty seats are constantly in the lower section.
     
  33. JoelDali

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    I just got off the phone with my buddy that went with me last year and I asked him if we needed tickets when we watched 4 games of Wozz VS Mashapova.

    He lol'd and said of course not. We went from Ashe to Armstrong with no tickets all day.

    I then reminded him of when I took pics of the GHOATs and he called me totally tarded for buying $2000 worth of Nike merch and losing it outside Corona Park when we got in a fight with the Kang Pao mafia gang of Elmhurst.

    I lol'd and then I serious'd. Stolen Nike Sad Panda faces.

    :D
     
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    @zap, and there is a chance that someone will walk to one gate and get some Joe/Jane Friday who goes by the book - just say sorry and walk to the next gate and try again. It's like calling Customer Service when you know a company should be able to help you with something. If you call the 1st time and someone says 'no, sold out (can't do it, you're not eligible, etc.)', you hang up and call back.

    Someone sitting in a better seat isn't depriving the USTA of any almighty $$$, so there's no good reason for them to be hard cases about it.
     
  35. NYCtennis1

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    USO Qualifying Day One experience.

    So I will give you guys a summary of my day in flushing today.

    10 AM: Went into armstrong and watched lujbicic/dodig pracice, then moved over to grandstand to watch Azarenka practice.

    11 AM: Watched Petkovic practice with two random hitting partners on Grandstand.

    12: Watched Tipsaravic/Devarman on grandstand for a bit, then went into armstrong and saw Youhzny stretching. Then Soderling came out on court and I watched them play. Robin obviously needs a lot more matchplay.

    1:00: Watched some of Dennis Kudla's qualie match, very impressed (more impressed than I was with Jack Sock who practiced with Troicki) Then caught a bit of Zvonarava drilling with her coach on armstrong.

    2:00: Watched Tsonga/Wawrinka play on armstrong, both were playing at sub 80 %.

    3:00: Watched Monfils/Kolshriber on grandstand, Gael hit a 36o overhead that I got on video which was sick. Very entertaining practice to watch, especially when your right behind him.

    4:00: Watched Bradley Klahn GHOAT his way to a 3 set win, I fairly enjoyed his game.

    All in all a great day out at NTC, good to see how the top pros practice, and see some good young americans! Can't wait to ggo back thurs and friday.
     
  36. Pickle9

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    actually said monfils overhead was hit right at me lol. i was trying to take a picture of him with my phone when i see a ball come whizzing at me.

    how you hit an overhead into the 2nd tier of the stands along the sideline of grandstand...idk. luckily i blocked it with my free hand.

    stupid frenchmen, they think they can do anything they want...including taking our women...
     
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    duh

    and instead of blowing $200+ on a ashe ticket, buy a grounds pass and just walk into ashe.

    seriously, no one cares.

    if you find someone that does, just find someone who doesn't.

    it's not that hard.
     
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    LOL,,,

    I got some good video of that shot, when I knew what he was going to do I kept my camera as still as possible.
     
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    What about staying in walldorf historia. ?
     
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    My sister works the front desk at the Historia and actually GOATed Peter Polansky last year when he was staying there.

    :)
     
  41. Rob_C

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    Was there a practice schedule posted anywhere? I was there also when Monfils was practicing on Grandstand but I was in Armstrong. I heard it might have been on the scoreboard but practice on Armstrong was done for the day when I was there.
     
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    No schedules today, I talked to a amex booth guy who said last year them giving out schedules was a "courtesy" and that the usta has to give them to the booth. The guy did say maybe the coming days there will be some.
     
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    Hi all - a couple of questions:

    - does anyone know the best place to get player autographs in the grounds?
    - I seem to remember Rafa doing a photoshoot with the trophy in Times Square last year the day after the final - does this happen every year?
     
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    Subway / Coney Island

    Allright, I am set to go to the open and some members of my family want to go to Coney Island as a side trip.

    For all you New Yorkers, is Coney Island a safe place to go?

    Is it still an attraction?

    I will be taking the subway and see that you must walk several blocks from the subway station to Coney Island. Is the surrounding area safe as well?

    Thanks for any help. Hope the weather holds.
     
  45. zapvor

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    yes i called. i wanted to be sure since it's my big trip of the year and i want to see fed.

    so basically you guys are cheating the system. figures! i will do it the safe way. thanks for the tips though.
     
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    The Stillwell train station is right on Surf Ave and across from many of the attractions and the Nathan's hot dog location it's not blocks away. Totally safe, and this time of year with all the crowds, Lots of tourists and good police coverage - when we fly up and hit the open (I'm there all next week) we always make a point to hit Luna park, catch some weirdo sideshows and eat hot dogs. Then trek on down to some of the best Russian food this side of the Atlantic.
     
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    Dude lighten up. No one cheating anything - I have been working and visiting the open for over 40 years and ever since the NTC opened they have let folks move down or sit in the larger stadium when empty. Heck even on some night matches if the crowd gets light the ushers let u slide down to fill the MT seats.

    But calling the USTA and asking about it?????? The staff must have laughed all over themselves. You're for sure not a New Yorker.
     
  48. zapvor

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    i guess it's up to your point of view. i was merely confused on how everyone else was doing it...so just wanted the confirmation.

    i am sure the USTA will be thrilled to be losing money due to folks like you guys cheating the system. what if someone was coming to your place of work and cheating/ stealing from your office? i guess as long as they get away with it it's ok then right? lighten up dude! no wonder the USA is going to hell in a handbasket. the lack of integrity is astounding....geez. i guess the lower debt rating reflects the truth....

    yea i am in the mid atlantic. no new york for me:)
     
  49. rommil

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    You sound like you're the life of the party. Im sure a lot of members are dying not to meet you.

    Have fun!!!
     
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    because i am honest and dont want to cheat the USTA which supports the sport i love? so be it. you guys do your thing, i will do mine. you have fun too!
     

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