But enough about the pros; where should you stay if you want to get in on the action without breaking a sweat?
How about one of these hotels that are running special US Open packages?
Both the Gansevoort's New York properties, the Gansevoort Park Avenue and the Gansevoort Meatpacking, are offering a "Get Served" package in partnership with Lacoste that includes two monogrammed “U.S. Open” Lacoste polos, two Gansevoort caps, a lightweight windbreaker, comfy seat cushion, compact binoculars and even tennis balls and sharpies for getting your favorite players' autographs.
The Get Served package is available at the Gansevoorts from August 23 – September 10, 2013 with rates starting at $424.
From August 9th to September 15th the Westin New York Times Square is offering a "Game. Set. Match package that includes a complimentary upgrade, 4 p.m. late check out, hat, water bottle, umbrella, and backpack, as well as $25 Amex gift card and $10 MTA card -- enough for a couple of round trips to the courts.
The Westin's package requires a minimum two-night stay and rates start at $327 a night.
The Trump SoHo has its own promotion going, it is also named the "Game. Set. Match" package, although the tennis link seems somewhat tenuous. The package includes a 30-minute massage and a bottle of organic sunscreen.
The Game. Set. Match package is available from August 15th through September 15th and starts at $575 a night with a minimum two-night requirement.
It's far from the action, unless you count watching the action on TV, but California's JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is offering a pretty comprehensive "Play Like the Pros" package (the resort has 20 tennis courts on site). The package includes one tennis clinic and one half hour private lesson per person per day, one hour of court time per room per day, a "Tennis for Life" DVD, breakfast daily the resort's Rockwood Grill, and $100 resort credit per night.
Rates for the Play Like the Pros package start at $349 and it runs from September 1st through 'at least 'March 2014.
[Photo 1: Gansevoort; Photo 2: JW Marriott]