A few years ago I was in Melbourne, Australia at the time the Australian Open was being played at Rod Laver Arena. I wasn’t a big fan of fuzzy yellow balls and rackets, but quickly became one after attending a match in the fabled arena. A few years later and I’m finding myself following tennis as much as I can. And now, the US Open has made it easier to follow the tournament with possibly one of the best sporting event iPhone apps yet.
The 2009 US Open iPhone app has just about everything you need to follow the tournament except for live video coverage. Other than that, you get live scores, completed scores, US Open news, a full interactive schedule, interactive draws, video highlights, a photo gallery, player bios, Twitter integration, live US Open Radio broadcasts with “Ask the booth” interaction, and complete spectator information with seating charts, transportation options, dining options and more.
Hopefully, other major sporting events take notice of this app and understand that this will be the way fans follow events. Although other events have produced some really good iPhone apps, most notably the 2009 Masters and the 2009 US Open Golf Championships, the 2009 US Open Tennis app has set a new standard. Oh, did I mention that it’s FREE? Game. Set. Match. The 2009 US Open iPhone App!