WATCH: Tennis Fan at U.S. Open Chugs Beer on Video Board Not Once, But Twice

by John Jamison
(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ah, tennis. Long considered a sport for the elite, tournaments like Wimbledon see the players wear all white and encourage spectators to dress up for the occasion. But it’s not the 1800s anymore, and tennis has become a sport for the people. The equipment is still expensive, yes.

However, the appeal as a spectator sport has grown rapidly in recent years. One fan at the U.S. Open singlehandedly demonstrated this by absolutely crushing not one but two full beers with the cameras rolling.

The U.S. Open has a long and celebrated tradition dating all the way back to 1881. Those spectators of old would be in equal parts shocked and impressed with how the tournament has evolved over the years. For one, it is now played on a hard court as opposed to grass. Second, how could one not appreciate the beer-drinking display put on by the enthusiastic fan below?

She was minding her own business, taking in the sights and sounds of a high-profile tennis tournament. All of a sudden, she’s on the jumbotron. With a full beer in hand, she made the bold decision of housing the whole thing in one go. Easy.

“Oh, here we go,” the announcer says. “Oh, that is impressive.”

The Tennis Fan Was Far From Finished

If you thought she was done, you’re sadly mistaken. The U.S. Open’s production team saw a golden opportunity. At one point, the camera made its way back to the thirsty fan.

When the camera finds her, she looks both delighted and slightly embarrassed while looking to her phone at what could only be her beer-drinking feat making its way around social media. She then notices her presence on the jumbotron once again. Thinking on her feet, she grabs a beer from her companion and proceeds to whip the crowd into a frenzy by chugging it once more.

“Oh, there she is. She’s going again,” the announcer says. “Well done.” Well done, indeed.

Watch the U.S. Open

The U.S. Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. Like golf, professional tennis boasts four major tournaments per year. The Flushing, New York-hosted Open is one of them. From August 30 to September 12, the best tennis players in the world are battling it out for the title of champion.

The tournament features both singles and doubles competitions, with two full weeks of heated action. Tennis fans or even those impressed by the beer-drinking conducive atmosphere can catch the matches on ESPN.

The storied tournament is currently in a three-way tie for the most titles held by a single male player. Tennis greats Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Jimmy Connors have all won the Open five times. On the female side, Martina Navratilova holds a commanding lead of 16 wins to the next competitor’s 10.