I am a tennis photographer who regularly goes to the tourney. Go the first week, more tennis. If you buy Ashe, but the cheapest, because you will probably will not spend a lot of time watching those blowouts. The good matches are on the outside the first few days. Buy tickets when you get there. Check weather, don't go if rain is likely, it's miserable. Stay in NYC for atmosphere and something to do in the evenings. BEAR IN MIND - THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IS IN TOWN the first week and SECURITY, HOTEL BOOKINGS and TRANSPORT could be tricky!!!!!!!!