Tony Bennett will be the guest of honour at the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament to mark his recent 85th birthday.
The veteran crooner reached the milestone on 3 August (11) and he will be feted for his longstanding career when the sporting event kicks off later this month (29Aug11).
Bennett, a big tennis fan, will autograph a special edition of sponsor's Moet & Chandon champagne which will be auctioned off for charity at a reception, according to the Associated Press.
Daniel Lalonde, president and Ceo of Moet & Chandon, says, "It's for him, and also the charitable component to our involvement in the U.S. Open, which is very, very important."