The officials of the US Tennis Association did not rely on the constant buzzing of people ordering food in an open-air arena and dining at over-screened tables just a stone's throw from the courthouse.
USTA The officials were also badly prepared for the chaos when a large number of fans left a game by lowering one of two staircases while the spectators tried to get them up for the next game.
"This is all an attempt by anger," said Zausner, the National Tennis Center's chief operating officer, who wants to make immediate adjustments, such as dividing stairwells for separate access and exit. "We get to know people's traffic patterns and change things to accommodate them, we do not want to wait until next year, we want to fix things now." CINDY SHMERLER
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Tuesday's top story lines [1
9659005] • At this time last year, Novak Djokovic had ended his season due to an elbow injury. After a ragged return in January, Djokovic seems to be back in shape, leading him to 13 Grand Slam titles, including two at the Open. He won Wimbledon last month and won a top hard-court title last week in Cincinnati. Djokovic plays Marton Fucsovics on Tuesday afternoon at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
• A handful of players have announced that the Open will be the last big tournament of their career. The list includes Mikhail Youzhny from Russia and Julien Benneteau from France, two 36-year-olds who will play on Tuesday.
• Four times this year, Peter Polansky, a 30-year-old Canadian, lost in the final round of qualifying for a Grand Slam event, and he was able to draw four times anyway To replace players with late withdrawal.
He ended the first Grand Slam in the calendar year as a happy loser. Polansky's luck had its limits. He lost his first round in the first three majors of the year and has to prevail on Tuesday afternoon at Louis Armstrong Stadium against fourth-placed Alexander Zverev in the first round.
• After losing in the first round of the 2011 French Open, Patty Schnyder retired. But in July 2015, about eight months after the birth of her daughter, she returned to the tour, strengthened by a new perspective and a new baby. And after three years in which the ranking rose steadily, Schnyder, 39, finally made it back to Grand Slam. She plays Maria Sharapova, No. 22 and Open Champion 2006 on Tuesday night.
• A year ago Julia Glushko wanted to quit tennis. But after three qualifying wins in three days last week, Glushko earned on the first lap against Monica Niculescu on Tuesday in 62nd place. Marc Stein of the Times had a seat before Glushko's qualifying trip.
Gendler Brothers Games
For the first time since 1999, the Bryan Brothers do not play together at the US Open. To fill the gap, the brothers Gendler – Dan and Max – will give a preview of all the actions of this year's tournament. They are active amateur players and have been going to the Open together for almost 15 years. Here they discuss their favorite games for Day 2.
Frances Tiafoe v Adrian Mannarino
Tribune, not before 5 pm
Dan: If you are looking for something different, I present Adrian Mannarino
Max: Yes, well, Tiafoe's forehand is not exactly the image of technical perfection, but it does come with a great story. His father was a janitor in a tennis club, and the young Frances hung around so long that he taught himself to play. He is the future of American tennis, it's fun to watch him and he should do some nice things himself.
Kirsten Flipkens vs CoCo Vandeweghe
Court 17, third game
Dan: CoCo Vandeweghe is from New York. She made the semifinals here last year. She loves it here. The crowd loves their backs. She is a great doubles player, always gets on the net, uses all the space and is generally just a pleasure to watch.
Max: And their reward for all these things is a match with Flipkens, a savvy veteran. She also has a little unorthodox game, with lots of discs thrown around a jerky but effective forehand. I'm not sure what to expect, but I'd be surprised if this one wound were boring.
Roger Federer vs. Yoshihito Nishioka
Ashe Stadium, 7pm
Max: I & # 39; I take that for both of us. We are bluntly Federer Fan Boys. Everything indicates that he will be back next year. But in the event that he is not, it is worthwhile to enjoy every time he stands in a court place. Especially in New York. Especially under the lights. Where he once did (Sorry, Andy Roddick):
Max: Marcos Baghdatis and Mikhail Youzhny is third on Court 6. That's probably the last Open for both, but they can still play. It's especially fun to watch in a small square where you are close enough to see how hard they meet and how much conversation they have between them.
Dan: Kiki Bertens plays Kristyna Pliskova in the second match on Court 5.
Bertens has a breakout year and she will try to expand her form. Kristyna Pliskova will try to emulate her twin sister Karolina, who won her first match on Monday. Both players are better known for their clay court game, but Bertens showed more hope for the hard spots in the summer. It should be the favorite, but maybe there is something for the idea that twins share everything?
Max: Marco Cecchinato made a bold run to the semi-finals of the French Open. His opponent, Court 13, Julien Benneteau, has never won a single title but is a well-known doubles player. Both players rely on a good understanding on the court to move their opponents and play a measured, tactical game. For anyone trying to extend their game beyond the hardball, this could be a perfect game to watch.
Highlights of Monday
• Simona Halep was the first women's number 1 at the US Open in the first round of the tournament since the start of the 1968 open era.
• Serena Williams and Venus Williams won their first round matches to stay on a collision course for a third round.
• Rafael Nadal moved into the second round when David Ferrer retired with an injury in what Ferrer said was his last match in a Grand Slam tournament.
• Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka injured at the US Open after injury for a year.
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