Labor Day weekend trip – Sunday 8/31

Unlike yesterday it was sunny when we got out of bed at around 7:30. Shortly after 8, we headed over to a place we have eaten breakfast at before (not our usual Sunday place.) After our filling (but pricey) breakfast, we headed to the subway station and rode the subway to the US Open. We weren’t as early as yesterday, but we still arrived before any matches started.

The first match I saw was Nikolay Davydenko vs Dmitry Tursunov. Both of them are Russians, but Tursonov has lived in the Sacramento (California) area for a long time.  Davydenko ended up winning this match.

Then we went over to Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch 4-time defending champion Roger Federer playing against Radek Stepanek. I thought it would be a good match, since he had beaten Federer earlier in the year. However, Federer won this match in straight sets.

We stayed at Ashe to watch Andy Roddick play against Andreas Seppi. Roddick appeared to be in total control at first, winning the first set 6-2. Seppi played better after that, but Roddick won in straight sets.

That was the last match of the day session, so we went to the food court to eat dinner, then went to see the night matches.

The first one featured Olympic gold medal winner Elena Dementieva playing Na Li.  This wasn’t very exciting, as Dementieva won the match easily.

The second night match featured Novak Djokovic against Marin Cilic. This turned out to be a much better match than the previous one. Cilic took the first set in a tiebreak, but Djokovic won the second and third sets. The fourth set was interesting, because it seemed like nobody could hold his serve. It went to a tiebreak, but it was anticlimatic as Djokovic won the tiebreak 7-0 to win the match.

That concluded our US Open experience. Similar to yesterday, we had to take the subway most of the way back to our hotel, then a cab the rest of the way. We got back around 2 am, but since we didn’t have tickets for Monday, we would get to sleep in.

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing your weekend experience with us readers. 🙂

  2. sounds like a great time!

  3. @timethief: Thanks for dropping by.

    @anglblshes: Yes, it sure was. Now I have to wait another whole year…

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