Federer Gives Fans US Open Tickets Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

NEW YORK, New York- (August 24, 2011) Tennis fans discovered on Roger Federer’s facebook page  early on Wednesday morning this quote – “I’ll be giving away tickets to the US Open to help kick off the Tweet Rally to the 2011 US Open sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. We’ll have other prizes and fun things to do while we’re there, too. Get there early, though – the tickets will go fast! See you soon!”

Federer gave away US Open tickets to 20 fortunate fans in line in front of a Manhattan Mercedes-Benz dealership. Fans in line lived as close as five minutes away from the dealership and as far as central New Jersey. The tickets were all courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA,  the Official Vehicle and the Presenting Sponsor of the US Open Men’s Singles Championship. Rally to the 2011 US Open and plan to giveaway 90 pairs of tickets during a two week period through the Twitter feed @MBUSA which began August 22 and will last until September 1.


Through the @MBUSA Twitter handle, messages are being broadcast with clues to surprise locations and times where those following the Tennis Tweet Rally can go to land a pair of premium loge US Open tickets.  Each location is marked by a special tennis themed 2012 ML 350 SUV, which serves as the ticket giveaway spot on a first come, first served basis.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Mercedes-Benz dealers will be taking part in the Tennis Tweet Rally  which will be revealed in the Twitter feed @MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced a multi-year partnership with the USTA in 2010 that designates Mercedes-Benz the “Official Vehicle of theUSOpen” and the “Presenting Sponsor of the US Open Men’s Singles Championship.”

Mercedes-Benz is also a sponsor of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. For more information on the Mercedes-Benz US Open Twitter® Rally Promotion, visit the Mercedes-Benz USA Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/pBAULy.