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 round Men’s Singles match featuring Nicolas Mahut and Rafael Nadal…

Tonight, up-and-coming American Christina McHale will play in the third round against Maria Kirilenko, and then Andy Roddick returns to center court to play fellow American Jack Sock.

CBS legend: Cameraman Bob Welsh
CBS legend: Cameraman Bob Welsh

All of that said…To me, the most interesting people here at the U.S. Open aren’t necessarily the tennis players themselves – it’s the people who work at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center every day, providing their talents to make this the best fan experience possible each year.

Earlier this morning, on the KTTS Morning Show – I talked about a conversation I had with a network cameraman I see every year here at the U.S. Open, the legendary Bob Welsh – the only person I know who survived being struck by lightening…