The 130th US Open is upon us. More than 600 professional tennis players from around the world will descend upon New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium over the next few days (hurricane permitting)—the winners take home a cool 1.8 million in cash. Novak Djokovic is the overwhelming favorite. At 57-2 on the year, he is the force to be reckoned with.
I’m pulling for Mardy Fish. What?—I’m patriotic.
Sporting events have a dogged reputation for being sartorially handicapped until Ralph Lauren decides to outfit them (i.e. Wimbledon, the Olympics, PGA Tour). The US Open is Lauren’s most recent proselyte. Since I’ll be at The Harriman Cup polo match during the final, I’m pulling on my lucky cable-knit cricket vest in hopes Fish goes deep. And the go-to-hell blazer? I plan on taking ‘best outfit’ at the match this year. Yes, it’s louder than Sharapova’s primal screams, but, that’s the point.