Someone posted this on the tennis-warehouse boards. Not sure how accurate it is.
US Open *Confidential* Information
The US Open is but two weeks away, and as an employee and teaching pro at the USTA National Tennis Center, I have been around the grounds and picking up on a lot of interesting things. A lot of pro's such as Alex Bogomolov Jr., Guillermo Canas, and Roger Federer has hit on the courts within the last 2 weeks. Many of the courts are currently being resurfaced, with experts with machines taking hours to apply the correct materials to make the surface play at the desired speed that USTA would like. When I originally asked about the speed of the court, the court suppliers said it was extremely confidential. However, through friends I found out that Arthur Ashe is the fastest courts, since Roddick plays there and Agassi used to play there. James Blake also sees a lot of action on Ashe. Louis Armostrong is slightly slower, where Donald Young will be playing this year. Supposedly all the courts are slightly faster this year, making the US Open the fastest courts in the world, similar to an indoor carpet. The idea is obviously to have the Americans have another strong effort, while trying to eliminate guys like Nadal, Davydenko, and Djokovic. Guillermo Canas personally told me the courts were playing extremely fast, but that did not bother him because he expected it. Canas is one of the few players from Argentina who like faster courts, but he insisted this was the fastest he'd ever seen. USTA has ways of pushing for Americans, as I am assuming the years in which Americans did not do well they saw ratings drop, and it is interesting that they are trying to do everything they can to keep Blake Ginepri, ISNER, Roddick, and Fish in the tournament...