WHAT HAPPENED: Three-time Grand Slam champ Stan Wawrinka fought off a stern challenge from the youngest man in the ATP's Top 300 in Louis Armstrong Stadium. In the Day 1 evening-session opener, the Swiss outlasted 18-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner, 6-3, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3, to begin his New York campaign. Wawrinka's down-the-line backhand was the standout shot in the early going, as he clocked two clean winners to set the tone for the first-round encounter. After the Swiss closed out the first set with a one-break advantage, he gained some early separation in the second, going up 3-1.
This March, for the first time in history, the Miami Open will be held at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins! This fly-through shows all the exciting new programming in and around the site to make this year's Miami Open a once in a lifetime experience.
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At this, the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open and the 40th at what’s now officially called the U.S.T.A. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the event’s organizers will be unveiling Armstrong 2.0. The new stadium completes a five-year, more than $600 million campuswide overhaul. Rossetti, the Detroit-based firm, designed all the new facilities.
On the latest edition of the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Matt Rossetti discusses the overall design process and vision for the new, Louis Armstrong Stadium, which will feature a retractable roof, seating for about 41,000 spectators, a special natural ventilation system and more. Rossetti also discusses the noise issue that came up during the first year of the Arthur Ashe roof and how he sought out feedback from top players such as Venus and Serena Williams to make sure the environment was suitable for the players on court.