Turns out that some folks who went to the considerable trouble and expense to get tickets to the U.S. Open are missing matches because of . . . a shortage of cell-phone charging stations?
Take Kip, an IT professional from Connecticut, who told Newsday: "It's pretty annoying." Seems Kip, 36, was relying on a U.S. Open phone app to guide him to matches and other events. But to access the app, he had to wait to charge his cellphone, and so he missed the matches the app was directing him to.
Others find they cannot share the Open experience with friends and family because they've run out of juice and they have to wait to use the limited outlets, missing the Open experience they want to share.
(My head hurts.)
Never fear, though. The USTA will increase access to charging stations for next year's Open.