Maybe it’s the lights, maybe it’s the matches that last until 2 a.m., or maybe it’s the fact that it’s New York — for whatever reason, the U.S. Open seems to bring out some crazy. As part of our coverage over the next two weeks, TSF will be posting clips of madness and memories from tournaments past. We’re talkin’ about the nitty gritty stuff. Stuff you can’t make up. The ones of Spirlea-bump proportions.
(Do you remember a moment or match at the U.S. Open that we should mention? Tell us!.)
I’ll start with this 1998 fourth-round match between Karol Kucera and Andre Agassi. Tempers flared, ball tosses were mocked, and the rain-suspended dogfight concluded the day after with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 1-6, 6-3 win by the Slovakian. In all honesty, I was pretty turned-off by Agassi for a while after this match. It really wasn’t until his swan song in 2006 that I was won over.