Autimn in New York

Autumn in New York
Why does it seem so inviting

Each fall tennis fans from far and near descend on the courts unable to resist a chance to watch Maria, Roger, Novak, Serena ; the super stars of tennis compete for the coveted US Open title.Image

Autumn in New York
It spells the thrill first-nighting

Opening night at the US Open brings top name entertainment and the thrill of Broadway to Arthur Ashe Stadium.Image

Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds
in canyons of steel

Fans and celebs crowd the Billie Jean King Tennis Center to cheer on their favorites.  They pack into the nosebleed seats in the cavernous Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch the best players in the world play some of the most exciting tennis on the circuit


They’re making me feel – I’m home

The media gathers at this last grand slam like family coming home after a long year of traveling the globe following the tennis tour.

It’s autumn in New York
that brings the promise of new love

Will a new face emerge and take home the trophy?  Will the fans and press find a new love to cheer and write about?  Part of the excitement at the Open is the possibility of a new face, maybe a wild card knocking of a seed. Image

Autumn in New York
is often mingled with pain

The pain of loss is always part of the US Open.  Losing a close match on court 20 hurts as much as losing in five sets in the final.


Dreamers with empty hands
They sigh for exotic lands

Players from Africa to China and everywhere in between come to the US Open hoping to make a name for them selves.  Get a good win, go on to travel the world with the tour.


It’s autumn in New York
It’s good to live it again

“Autumn in New York” words and music by Vernon Duke


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