the new york observer observes its major

With all eyes on New York, we aren’t surprised that all the local papers are giving the tennis its fair share of ink. Here are some highlights from The Observer‘s coverage:

Sam’s Club: Thousand Oaks’ Sam Querrey had his SAMurai (get it?) showing up J-Block, the oft-loud cheering section of James Blake. I’ll take that one to the left: Wes Burrows of Las Vegas, Nev. From the looks of their membership, unless you’re lanky, you need not apply.

Access is still denied: In case you were wondering, members of the media are still banned from the locker rooms.

Game, Sauté, Match: Haute puns are so. over. But ones involving sauté are not. Here’s a piece on the catering needs of the Open.

Fickle fans? The uber-limber Novak Djokovic had no problems shoving a foot down his throat during a post-match (on-court) interview after defeating jokester Andy Roddick in the quarters. Here’s a write-up of said interview. Nole gets booed, losing the “darling” status he earned from the 2007 tourney.

(Querrey’s fan photo via TNYO)