This has to be the strangest thing I have ever heard! A white “9-11-01” will be painted next to the court for the U.S. Open men’s and women’s singles finals.
The men’s final in New York is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11.
“If you think about it, everybody knows where they were on 9-11. And by putting that … date, it’s going to trigger memories for each of us—personal memories—and that’s a factor that went into this,” Jon Vegosen, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chairman of the board and president, said in a telephone interview Thursday.
“Rather than imposing what 9-11 means,” he added, “it allows it to be a much more personal moment for people.”
What do you think about the USTA’s decision?