Kristin Chenoweth and 30 Rock actor Judah Friedlander joined four-time US Open champion John McEnroe in Times Square on Monday to promote the first time tickets for the U.S. Open have become available online!
The trio of celebs posed for pics next to a GIANT tennis racket and participated in a target challenge with a goal of hitting the most US Open targets across the net in 30 seconds.
McEnroe first faced off against the 30 Rock comedian who, believe it or not, hit more targets then the former tennis pro! After cheating of course. Ha!
The comedian stood inches away from the net and managed to hit 9 targets to McEnroe's 6, prompting the tennis great to demand a rematch, saying:
"That is not a good thing. He did cheat, but it was smart. I didn’t think of that. My best shot is a volley, so I have to demand a rematch."
Friedlander, who is a self-described "world champion" of the sport, goes to the US Open every year, but unfortunately has been banned from playing, explaining:
"As the world champion, I am the greatest athlete in the world, but I am banned from any sport. Tennis, may be my best sport, banned internationally because I serve too hard, which is why I am not playing at the US Open this year or last year or next year. But it is a great sport, so I am here to help out."
Too bad! We'd love to see him compete against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer!
Want to go to the 2011 US Open this summer? Click here to conveniently purchase tickets online for the big tennis event taking place in Flushing, New York between August 27-31!
Plus, check out more pics of the celebrities at the NYC event below!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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