The magic hour for me at the US Open only happens on bright sunny days in Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows is between 2-3 pm when the light sends the shadows across the court and I can use the hard rays to illuminate the players like strobes against the deep shadows. It's during this time that I love shooting tennis. It's that time when I'm inspired to try to create something outside of capturing the forehands and serves of the best tennis players in the world. If the clouds come out it's over. If the roof has to be shut then it's over. It only lasts for 30 minutes in early September.
I'll be adding images to this post over the next few days but this image captured with the Nikon D850 and 200-500 5.6 lens really exemplified what I'm trying to get.