When we asked Open attendees last week for their recommendations about a night in the “wild city” Federer kept referring to, they directed him to the bars and clubs of the Meatpacking District, SoHo, and the East Village.
One of Federer’s countrymen is living the dream: 21-year-old student Roman Herzl is in town with his brother for two weeks and, he says, “we saw, Ah! The U.S. Open is this week!”
It was a natural opportunity to see Federer, in his quarterfinal matchup with Robin Soderling. It’s Herzl’s first time in New York, and he’s “doing the touristic stuff, like Statue of Liberty and that stuff.”
And having some fun, too. His eyes twinkled when we asked about what he’d been up to at night. “Meatpacking District and East Village, some bars,” he said with a grin. “It’s been pretty good, really fun.”
Also: Federer won last night in four sets.