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Is there a ticket scam on at the US Open?

Opening day of US Open tennis in New York

I’ve been going to the US Open since 1999. The first time I went, I was alone, a novice feeling her way around a major tournament. I was picked up in turn by an elderly Jewish couple with season tickets, a father and son from Columbia, and a Junior player who had lost in his opening round and needed someone to latch on to until his parents could pick him up. Ever since then, it’s been never a dull moment at the Open.

In all the years that I have been attending the Open, I have never purchased tickets in advance. Sure I obsess about doing so, but the draw often changes so dramatically that it almost does not make sense to buy tickets in advance. And until this year, that was never a problem.

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Comment by tennischick on September 10, 2009 at 4:18am
Thanks for responding. Honestly I probably would not have stood my ground if the man on Day 1 had not advised us to. I would probably have believed that the folks at the Open were dealing honestly with fans.
Comment by Andrew (Tampa Bay) on September 9, 2009 at 10:41pm
Very interesting...

Good job standing your ground! Of course, you probably would anyway just because of the drive!

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