Are you ready for the U.S. Open?

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roddickDay One of the tourney is well under way, and Roger Federer is already one match closer to his sixth title after making mincemeat of Devin Britton (shocker!). If you're thinking about making it out to Flushing Meadows in the next two weeks, do yourself a favor and check out our essential U.S. Open primer—find out how to get tickets, where to grab grub and how to hassle tennis stars into autographing your anatomy. Honestly, what else do you need to know?

Ah yes, of course: the thorny issue of transportation. While a 7 train to the Mets--Willets Point station will get you within a stone's throw of the action, tennis fans can also enjoy a free ferry shuttle between the 35th Street Dock (East River) and the World's Fair Marina from today through September 6 (Sunday) by registering at zeroferry.com. You'll also get a complimentary bottle of Powerade Zero and bus service from the Queens dock to the entrance of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Game. Set. Match.