Saturday was Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open, the annual pre-tournament meeting of pro players, pop stars and pre-teens. CBS will be broadcasting highlights from the day, which included the on court talents of Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters, on Sunday afternoon: 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Eastern time.
I thought these photos of Roger, Rafa and Kim were pretty cute. And scroll below for some photos from the pre-tournament pressers and assorted US Open marketing ephemera.
The Fedal mutual admiration society:
I’m sure Roger has an equally admiring expression on his face:
Both Federer and Nadal were re-elected to their respective posts of President and Vice-President of the ATP Players Council this weekend. (Click here for more.) Seriously, can these two just rule the world? Kim Clijsters can help with that, too.
The top players were in good spirits during their pre-tournament press conferences.
Federer enjoying a good hair day:
Rafa just enjoying being Rafa:
Even Andy Murray smiled:
Yeah, Kim always looks like this:
Venus is feeling good:
Adidas is like, what’s wrong with this picture? (Murray, Tsonga, Justine and Ana at a recent Adidas promo in NYC):
Careful, Andy, your face might stay that way:
Mardy Fish poses for his USTA mug shot. Huh, he’s actually pretty good looking, in a Civil War reenactor kind of way:
Tennis Babe of the Week award goes to German Sabine Lisicki, who sizzled like saganaki at Thursday’s Taste of Tennis event. Gilles Simon may have noticed:
Gotta congratulate tennis-addicted Caroline Wozniacki for winning her third consecutive Pilot Pen title Saturday in New Haven. This is her second title in a week, having won the rain-delayed Rogers Cup title in Montreal on Monday. Think she’ll take the next week off? Nah. . .