Juan Martin del Potro designed his 2K11’s for the hard courts of Flushing Meadows with an added layer of durability and bootie fit so that he feels snug and secure in his shoes. Not only does the black and yellow colorway compliment his on-court gear, but it’s also the same two colors he wore in 2009 when he won the tournament.

2011 US Open: Del Potro Nike shoes

2011 US Open: Del Potro Nike shoes

2011 US Open: Del Potro Nike shoes

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Tomas Berdych designed his 2K11’s with True Fit, one layer of durability, an hard court outsole and a standard tongue so he has enough room tape his ankles. The color is inspired by the Czech national flag.

2011 US Open: Tomas Berdych Nike shoes

2011 US Open: Tomas Berdych Nike shoes

2011 US Open: Tomas Berdych Nike shoes

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Welcome to the US Open

1. buy a metrocard and take n°7 train to get to the USTA Billie Jean King Center.

2. enter by the South Gate: the morning lines at the East Gate, right off the subway/LIRR, are the longest and slowest. Walk around the crowd and to the South Gate, which is directly in front of the Unisphere.

3. pack a bag: a see through bag is your best bet for fast cleaning security. Don’t forget your sunscreen, your sunglasses and a water bottle. There’s plenty of fountains to fill up your bottle.

4. buy a 3$ drawsheet with the matches schedule.

5. leave the US Open grounds to eat: it’s less crowded and cheaper.

6. scour the practice courts: you may watch your favorite player hit balls for an hour.

7. watch some juniors matches: those kids are perhaps the next Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams.

8. watch some double matches: the matches are fast paced and you will finally see some serve and volley game!

9. attend a night session: the atmosphere is incredible and even sometimes electric.

10. US Open for free: check out the Qualifying Tournament and the Open Practice Day.

Enjoy your day at the US Open!

2011 US Open visitor guide

Here’s a quick visitor’s guide if you plan to attend this year’s US Open.

Arthur Ashe Kids Day kicks off the 2011 US Open by bringing the sports and entertainment worlds together for a full day tennis and music festival for children and family, including interactive games, musical entertainment and free tennis clinics. The ground open at 9:30 am on Saturday, August 27. Admission is free for the interactive games and clinics with top pros. Special tennis and music shows inside Arthur Ashe Stadium do require tickets.
This year’s lineup will feature defending champions Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters, world No.1 ranked Novak Djokovic, 2003 US Open Champion Andy Roddick but also actor Bradley Cooper, basketball player Carmelo Anthony and singer Cody Simpson.

Kids' Day
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Who will win?

  • Serena Williams (36%, 10 Votes)
  • Maria Sharapova (32%, 9 Votes)
  • Other (14%, 4 Votes)
  • Caroline Wozniacki (11%, 3 Votes)
  • Vera Zvonareva (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Victoria Azarenka (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Na Li (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Petra Kvitova (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Marion Bartoli (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Who will win?

  • Rafael Nadal (43%, 6 Votes)
  • Novak Djokovic (36%, 5 Votes)
  • Roger Federer (14%, 2 Votes)
  • Other (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Robin Soderling (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Gael Monfils (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tomas Berdych (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Juan Martin Del Potro (0%, 0 Votes)
  • David Ferrer (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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