Aloha from Hawaii!
The outercourts are just about history from the singles draw, but Richard Gasquet and Kevin Anderson are currently playing on Court 11, right near the food court. The court is a often a distracting place place to play because you generally can quite clearly make out the PA announcer from Arthur Ashe announcing giveaways, procedures and other bulletins from the USTA. But today, there’s a little more to distract Gasquet as he seems to be making his way to the third round.
How about some Hawaiian music? The Josh Kekoa Cho & the Hawaiian Dreams are performing in the South Plaza, and the music is bleeding heavily onto the court. It certainly is giving the match a festive feel!
Gasquet leads two sets to love, and is trying to make a move into the Fourth Round to play fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils. I’m sure they’ll move Gasquet to Armstrong for that one. He should be safe from outside distractions by that point.