Milwaukee's Smyczek makes run at U.S. Open
Sunday would prove to be a big day for one of Milwaukee's own, as Tim Smyczek is the last American man standing at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.
Thanks for all of the messages, you guys. Amazing atmosphere out there today. Got chills more than once. Can't wait to do it again Sunday.— Tim Smyczek (@timsmyczek) August 31, 2013
He's had an interesting tournament so far, including an issue with a car on the side of the road...
Yup we ran out of gas on the way to the courts. Just sitting on the side of the road... pic.twitter.com/OSiFGnvLZk— Tim Smyczek (@timsmyczek) August 28, 2013
...before a good Samaritan/apparent tennis fan helped him out.
This is my buddy Nourrey. He rescued us from the side of the highway yesterday and came to say hi after my match pic.twitter.com/PRKyYvIlRo— Tim Smyczek (@timsmyczek) August 29, 2013
One of his relatives, Dan Smyczek, is the chief spokesman for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Smyczek takes on Marcel Granollers in the 3rd round Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Milwaukee time Sunday.