NEW YORK – Courts P1 through P5 are restricted at the U.S. Open to the top 16 seeds in the men's and women's draws.
And on Friday, shortly after lunch, two Canadians occupied them.
Genie Bouchard was on P2, working out her volleys with coach Nick Saviano, while Milos Raonic was on P3 working on hitting forehand winners from every part of the court.
They were right next to each other on these exclusive courts, watched by a large group of fans in the newly constructed stands right behind them.
It was a small moment in the grand scheme of what will happen on the first Friday of a Grand Slam tournament. But it was a significant one nonetheless.
And the biggest thing about it is that it really didn't seem to be THAT big a thing.
Here's a look. The two did interact occasionally. But mostly they just got down to work.