Andy Taylor Announcer 2011 US Open

Day-11 – Cloudy, but DRY for now…

Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments feature the biggest names in the sport, but let’s be honest – the 2011 U.S. Open thus far will be remembered for the names Irene and Lee. Hurricane Irene dampened Arthur Ashe Kids Day, and forced the USTA to cancel an Opening Ceremony with Taio Cruz that would have been the […]

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Andy Taylor Announcer 2011 US Open

Day-9 at the U.S. Open – Washed Out

Welcome to Day-Nine of the 2011 U.S. Open!…a complete washout. So we’ll try this again, weather permitting, starting tomorrow morning at 11:00am. Knock on wood – hopefully this means we’ll be rain free for the finals weekend. Seriously…thanks to rain, we’ve stayed here until Monday for three years running now! See you tomorrow at the […]

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Andy Taylor Announcer 2011 US Open

It’s a late Night-8 at the U.S. Open

It’s a late night at the 2011 U.S. Open – the 4th Round Match with Roger Federer and Juan Monaco just started at 11:50pm…after an epic 3-setter where Caroline Wozniacki prevailed over Svetlana Kuznetsova. Prior to THAT match, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eliminated Mardy Fish in a 5-setter. Needless to say, we’re getting a little loopy up […]

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Andy Taylor Announcer 2011 US Open

Djokovic…After the 3rd-Round Win

Thanks Francene Costello, Michael Fiur and the Entertainment crew here at the U.S. Open for making this moment happen…Check out the previous post, and then click on the video below. Cameron Hughes is the “dancing fan” who inspired Novak Djokovic to get-down during his post match interview with Justin Gimelstob. After this moment on court, […]

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Andy Taylor Announcer 2011 US Open

More Dancing – On Court this time…

He calls himself “The Superfan,” Cameron Hughes, and he’s been here at the 2011 U.S. Open, keeping tennis fans entertained during night-session change-overs. After seeing Cameron “go nuts” earlier this week, it inspired an older gentleman in my previous post to show off his…moves? Anyway, during Novak’s match versus Nicolay Davydenko last night on Arthur […]

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Andy Taylor Announcer 2011 US Open

Epic Fail – Dancing at the US Open

Okay…this happened during Night-4 of the 2011 US Open – here in Arthur Ashe Stadium. In fact, it happened right below our broadcast booths on the south side of the stadium! And let me start this off by saying…he’s fine. You can laugh – it’s okay. I was busy recording some other announcements at the […]

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Andy Taylor Announcer 2011 US Open

U.S. Open Day Five – Fascinating People

Welcome to Day Five of the 2011 U.S. Open, where it’s another gorgeous day in New York! Here on Arthur Ashe Stadium, we’re rolling through the Day Session with two third round Women’s Singles matches: Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Vera Zvonareva and Flavia Pennetta vs. Maria Sharapova. We’ll cap the Day Session with a second […]

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Andy Taylor Announcer 2011 US Open

Leveling Semi-Trailers at the U.S. Open

Okay…so I thought the way we level our ’89 Winnebago was old-school and antiquated… But then, this morning, I walked out to the loading dock here at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center…This is a 53′ semi trailer loaded down with millions of dollars worth of audio and video hardware for broadcasters here […]

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Andy Taylor Announcer 2011 US Open

Day 3 – BREAKING NEWS

VENUS WILLIAMS JUST WITHDREW FROM THE 2011 U.S. OPEN Okay…basically, here’s how I put the announcement on center court here at Arthur Ashe Stadium: “Unfortunately – Due to illness, Venus Williams has informed the tournament referee that she has withdrawn from the 2011 U.S. Open; therefore Germany’s Sabine Lisicki advances to the 3rd round with […]

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Day 3 of the 2011 U.S. Open Underway

Been busy here at the 2011 U.S. Open, where yesterday in Arthur Ashe Stadium we watched Novak Djokovic easily advance over Ireland’s Conor Niland, who tried to play with a nasty case of food poisoning…Conor eventually retired. So an easy start to the fourth major of the year for Nole… Last night – Rafael Nadal […]

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