Serena Williams leaves a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman. (Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
The biggest names in tennis have been spending quite a bit of their time pre-U.S. Open running around the Big Apple satisfying media obligations and sponsor requests.
Roger Federer was off pouring champagne for celebrities earlier this week and Maria Sharapova sold candy before she withdrew from the tournament. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and defending U.S. Open champions Andy Murray and Serena Williams have out and about too.
Here are some photos of their adventures:
Andy Murray, Joba Chamberlain (New York Yankees), and Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers): Who knew Joba was capable of telling the funniest joke known to man? (Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic: The No. 1 popped into the Uniqlo flagship store to say hello. (Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
Serena Williams: I don't know what table tennis and Delta airlines have to do with each other, but Serena drew a crowd when she challenged Lundqvist and New York Knick Iman Shumpert to a game in Central Park. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Serena Williams, Henrik Lundqvist, Iman Shumpert
: A week off? What week off? (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)