How the U.S. Open comeback will help city businesses rally

As tennis star Novak Djokovic rallies for a grand slam at this year’s U.S. Open in Queens, city businesses are betting that the three-week sporting event will produce a rally for them too.
 
“We’re not going to have our 2019 attendance record this year,” said Daniel  Zausner, the chief operating officer of the USTA National Tennis Center. “But we will establish a 2021 sporting event record in the city.”
 
The tennis tournament had more than a $750 million impact on the city, according to a 2014 comptroller’s report, and it has likely increased since then, Zausner said.

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