From centre court with love! Gleeful Sean Connery, 87, beams with delight when he's surprised by the James Bond theme tune during rare appearance at the US Open
It was a moment that had the centre court crowd shaken and stirred.
As the James Bond theme boomed around the stadium, the proud Scot was given a standing ovation while watching tournament favourite Roger Federer taken on little known American teenager Frances Tiafoe.
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Diamonds Are Forever: Sir Sean Connery was looking youthful at the US Open in NYC Tuesday
Proving perhaps that Diamonds Are Forever, the 36-year-old Swiss maestro ultimately prevailed after a gripping five set encounter.
Big Tam, who starred in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983, certainly looked engrossed in the action as he watched from his seat in the President Box at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
The 87-year-old Edinburgh native was looking great in a smart black blazer, pullover and navy trousers.
Thrilled: He smiled for the crowd as the James Bond theme boomed around the stadium
Reaching new heights: He became an international superstar when he played James Bond in films such as 1965's Thunderball
Main man: The actor was given a standing ovation while watching tournament favourite Roger Federer taken on little known American teenager Frances Tiafoe
Shaken and stirred: Sir Sean was gripped as Roger Federer partook in an five-set epic
And the proud Scot, who has retired from acting, gave a nod to his roots by wearing a distinctive green tartan bunnet, which he took off after taking to his seat.
Fans were certainly excited to see the former milkman there, with one tweeting: 'Got to love it, Sean Connery still going strong at 87, out to watch the 007 of tennis, Roger Federer at the #USOpen tonight.'
Another said: 'Sean Connery is at the @usopen tonight! They played the Bond theme for him. Got as much applause as Federer.'
Over the course of his career he has been lavished with honours, including being named The Greatest Living Scot, Scotland's Greatest Living National Treasure, and In 1989 he was even named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
You can take the man out of Scotland: He honoured his roots by wearing a tartan flat cap
The return of Big Tam: Tennis aficionado Sir Sean is often seen attending the tournament
What a tweet: Fans were thrilled the star had turned up at the Arthur Ashe Stadium
But Sir Sean, who is worth an estimated $350 million, has also been criticised in the past for funding the Scottish National Party while living in the Bahamas.
But in 2003 he revealed he had paid £3,694,591 in UK tax between the financial years 1997/98 and 2002/03 in a bid to quell the criticism.
The former coffin-polisher said at the time: 'I'm an easy target because of my political opinions.
'But I defy anyone in Scotland to find one detail where I knowingly ever did anything that was to the detriment of Scotland. It gets up my nose.'
In need of a drink: The retired actor ended up watching a surprisingly lengthy match
Fan friendly: He had earlier signed an autograph for a well-wisher when he visited a spa
Macho, macho man: Before making it as an actor he was a competitive bodybuilder
Forgotten gem: Sir Sean wore perhaps his greatest costume when he starred with Charlotte Rampling in 1973's Zardoz
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