The US Open is in disarray after the tournament was forced to respond to a farcical mistake that caused Covid-19 chaos.
Tennis fans were left waiting in massive lines for up to two hours Monday trying to get into the US Open — amid a mandate instituted just last week requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
The tournament in Flushing Meadows, Queens, officially began at 11am, but by close to 1.30pm, thousands were still waiting to show their COVID-19 vaccination cards and go through metal detectors in order to get into Arthur Ashe Stadium — with some fans missing matches because of it.
“Somebody screwed up,” Yonkers hairstylist Helen W., 59, told The Post.
She and her two daughters waited at the East Gate for nearly an hour as the line “hardly moved,” before they were directed to the South Gate around noon, “where the line stretched a ridiculously long way!”