VOICE OF THE US OPEN / Andy Taylor
In the tennis world, Andy Taylor is known as the Voice of the US Open. Originally in 2002, his voice was simply heard introducing players and narrating ceremonies inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. Over the years, the role has grown tremendously, both within and beyond the tournament itself.
Before the start of the sport’s final Major, Andy has voiced television commercials to promote the US Open. He’s been the voice of BBC Radio’s coverage of the fortnight, the stadium host for Arthur Ashe Kids Day, and voices every announcement heard throughout the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
When he’s not working a match on center court, introducing the athletes for player walk-on or voicing a live ceremony, Andy is narrating video production that will play throughout the venue. When needed, the USTA will even yank him from the booth to interview legends of the game or host trophy ceremonies.
Whether he’s describing how Armstrong Stadium is full to capacity, awarding a trip to Dubai, cutting-up with John McEnroe, hosting a trophy ceremony, or detailing Serena’s amazing career — it is Andy’s voice in the fan’s ear. Narrating. Informing.
I felt we needed a voice, not the voice of wrestling, not the sleepy voice, something in between...and when you hear it you know. There are certain people that have the ability to send those tingles down somebody's spine or to make 'em laugh or make 'em cry. Andy just has a very natural way of doing that.
ANDY TAYLOR'S VERSATILITY ON DISPLAY AT US OPEN
Andy Taylor is a born story teller. Regardless of the copy – live announce or video narration - he takes audiences on a journey, always delivering desired IMPACT through an innate understanding of each read's unique tone. With his original style, he consistently conveys the STORY behind each script, rather than simply punctuating WORDS on a page -- a rare gift among 'announcers' in sport. His talent is his voice, his authenticity. Include his versatility, professionalism and ability to effortlessly adapt under the pressure of voicing the largest attended annual sporting event in the world...and you know why Andy has been a valuable member of our team as the "Voice of the US Open" for over 15-years.