This year I decided to go with a mini plan for the Open instead of my usual pay as I go. I took the value plan which is evening sessions for the first week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and then day sessions for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in the second week. I broke down and got grounds passes with a friend for the 2nd Monday as I remembered that last year in Armstrong was fantastic (I saw Delpo!).
I’ve been nervous about the plan but so far so good. For my first outing on Monday night, I get Venus and Federer, my two favorites in the game and I couldn’t be more pleased. As I take a look at the OOP for Monday, I’m not feeling any regrets because the only first round encounter that is remotely intriguing to me is Monfils vs one of my qualifying boys yet to be announced.
Still I’m aiming to get into the Open the earliest my evening ticket will allow, 6pm.