Tennis fans from across New York and around the world are descending on Queens this week for the start of the U.S. Open, and QNS/Queens Post spoke with some of the jovial attendees outside the iconic Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

The two-week sporting extravaganza — which runs from Aug. 28 to Sept. 10. — sees the best in the world battle it out for Grand Slam glory with Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz defending his men’s championship title and Polish star Iga Świątek also looking for back-to-back US Open wins.

The NYPD estimates that more than 900,000 fans will attend the country’s preeminent tennis spectacle with nearly half traveling from outside of the tri-state area while about 25% are expected to visit from abroad.