Photos from Flushing Meadows: Day 4

Friday, August 30, 2013 /by
“Little demonstration, my friend: This is what happens when you ask me to sign a ball that already has Djokovic’s autograph on it.” (Photos by Anita Aguilar)
“Little demonstration, my friend: This is what happens when you ask me to sign a ball that already has Djokovic’s autograph on it.” (Photos by Anita Aguilar)

Each day during the U.S. Open, we'll publish a photo gallery of on-site images from Anita Aguilar. Steve Tignor will provide the captions, but he's also looking for your best work. Can you beat his caption of the above photo? Write yours in the comments below, or email Steve at stignor@tennismagazine.com, and he'll announce the winner in tomorrow's gallery.


Day 4 at the Open started calmly, with a flurry of women’s matches that had been held over from the previous evening. It ended in something close to chaos, as Flushing Meadows was temporarily relocated to the Seine. Here’s a rundown in pictures of what happened Thursday, with a heavy dose of two usual suspects, and classic subjects: Fed and La Monf:

The Open, even in its slow moments, is nothing if not colorful.

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard acknowledges defeat. She put up a good fight against Angelique Kerber, but succumbed in three.

Christina McHale always ups her game when she’s home in New York. After slumping all year, she’s into the third round.

“So, why, again, do they make us get into the Sphinx position?”

Yes, Roger Federer can put a tennis ball on a string.

And he can still get airborne.

And what would a trip to New York be without a tweener?

Great fans, bad gang.

When it comes to elegant tennis players, maybe only Maria Kirilenko can follow the Fed.

But the future Mrs. Ovechkin showed some fire yesterday, too, as she advanced to the third round. She’ll play Simona Halep next.

Why hasn’t Michelle Larcher de Brito been more successful? This may be a clue.

Cult hero Frank Dancevic lost the Awesome Hair Bowl to Tommy Robredo.

New York was ready to pull Sam Querrey through, but the American, who said he got nervous on "pressure points," wasn't ready to be pulled.

Vicky Duval was right to look concerned last night. The 17-year-old’s attention-grabbing Open came to an end in the second round. But remember those glasses...

You know it’s a big night at the Open when no one even knows that Rafael Nadal played a match. He won easily, and then shared a giggle with his team.

All eyes were on La Monf, as the Frenchman took over New York for a couple of hours.

“If I win or lose, who cares?” Monfils said afterward. But he did his best to entertain.

The man who could have been the Tiger Woods of tennis...

John Isner said he was “disappointed” that the audience rooted for his French opponent. What mattered, though, was John’s response—he fought back.

The day ended as it should have: With a Wave.


Caption Contest:

brothaman notches his second victory of the week:

"But how will the soil support the weight of the roof?"

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