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Video: Roger Federer Trades Tennis Racket for Violin

Friday, August 23, 2013

On the eve of the US Open, Roger Federer's sponsor Credit Suisse has released a new commercial featuring the tennis great trying his hand at the violin.

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The Net Post

No Dream Matchup, but a Chance at History

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I really wanted to see a Rafa/Roger final at the US Open. In the press box, we were quietly rooting for it. It would have been a compelling and dramatic story. But Novak Djokovic spoiled the storyline, with his dramatic, hard-fought upset of Federer in their semifinal.

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The Net Post

Drop Shots

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weary of reading about five-set thrillers on Armstrong Stadium, or another crushing victory by Rafael Nadal? Here are the non-tennis headlines I’ve been following this US Open.

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WNYC News

US Open: A Fitting Opening

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

by Nate Chura
The 2009 U.S. Open kicked-off yesterday in New York style. Before night matches began, a record 36,085 fans poured into the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens to attend the last grand slam tennis tournament of the season.

While some came to see men’s world #1, Roger Federer, and others filed in to see Serena Williams, one thing all fans had in common was a desire to witness the best tennis in the world, which was in fine form.

All the major seeds progressed to the second round. ATP Tour veteran, Tommy Haas struggled a bit in his four-set victory over journeyman, Alejandro Falla. And underdogs like Devin Britton, the 2009 NCAA Champion and wild card in the tournament got a lesson about what it takes to win in New York City.

The volunteers were out in full force. Ushers were ushering. There was no shortage of people pointing and passing along directions. To the casual tourist, these were the signals of a carnival, fitting of a world’s fair. But to the concessionaires and retailers, all the deliberate choreography lead to a singular objective: a job.

Inside the National Tennis Center there were no signs of recession. Indeed. Outside Louie Armstrong Stadium in the food court, where at the Fulton Fish Market a lobster roll costs $17 and a pint of Heineken beer will set you back seven big ones, the economy was booming as large as Andy Roddick’s serve. As summer draws to a close, hopefully the two-week tournament billed as the “largest annual sporting event in the world” will serve as a harbinger of prosperity to come in the days ahead.

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