Like most everything during the pandemic, this year’s U.S. Open is playing out a lot differently. Spectators aren’t allowed at the event’s 140th edition through September 13, but at-home viewers can simulate an authentic experience down to its refreshing, signature Honey Deuce cocktail. Find the recipe on the website along with real-time scores, schedules, merch and other interesting details.
Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts
While watching the U.S. Open, check out the ball people’s and on-court officials’ pale gray polo shirts with oversized ponies by Ralph Lauren. You’ll notice each is emblazoned with the last name of more than 150 health-care workers from New York’s Mount Sinai Health System to honor essential workers. Visit the brand’s website to customize a shirt with your hero’s name.
USTA National Campus
Next time you find yourself in the Orlando area, reserve a court at the United States Tennis Association National Campus. Since the USTA’s mission is to govern and promote the game, anyone is invited to use the state-of-the-art, 64-acre facility with 100 courts that hosts the NCAA Championships and fosters the next generation at its High Performance Academy.
Roger Federer x On
After all these years on the court, Roger Federer should know what makes a great sneaker. The tennis star’s first collaboration with On, a super-hot running shoe label in Switzerland, sold out swiftly. Made with vegan leather, his limited-edition Roger Centre Court 0-Series features On’s signature CloudTec sole and Speedboard technology. We can only hope they issue another round.
If you’d like to create your own personal USTA-approved tennis experience in your backyard, the professionals recommend Fast-Dry Courts. As the official tennis court contractor for the Miami Open, the
South Florida-based firm is known for every step of the process from design to maintenance for a variety of court surfaces that extends to other uses such as bocce and basketball.
Nike’s Nod To Agassi
From fashion to the resurgence of “Friends” on streaming services, the Nineties are back. Nike issued a tennis collection inspired by Andre Agassi’s penchant for bright colors and wild, bold graphics. Its swirl of spandex, neon and denim (mullet optional) revisits the era when the then number-one tennis player was shaking up the game’s staid style.