Connery has made attending the tennis championship an almost annual sighting


Hollywood legend Sean Connery made a somewhat rare public appearance on Tuesday night, sitting courtside at the U.S. Open in Queens, New York.

The original James Bond star was cheered by the crowd during Roger Federer’s early round match against Frances Tiafoe, which Federer won in five sets. When Connery was shown on the stadium screen, the iconic 007 theme also played.

While Connery, who turned 87 earlier this month, hasn’t appeared in an onscreen role since 2003’s The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, he has made a habit of attending the U.S. Open. In 2015, Connery rubbed elbows with Bradley Cooper at the event; in 2012, Connery crashed a press conference for tennis star Andy Murray.

After Connery was sighted on Tuesday, the official U.S. Open Twitter account gave him a shout-out on social media.