No one is hotter than Rafael Nadal this summer, but an old friend could cool him down at the US Open.
From the blustery winds that rocked the U.S. Open to the flurry of upsets, we look back at one stormy fortnight.
Well, this changes everything, doesn't it? The rain wiped away the men's final until Monday, to the chagrin of most -- except Novak Djokovic.
What else can you say? Rafael Nadal, now a U.S. Open champ and the owner of all four Slams, is a freak of physics.
Rafael Nadal never truly embodied the New York state of mind. But by hoisting his final piece of hardware, at the U.S. Open, the sublime Spaniard achieved a feat not seen in 41 years.
The crowd begged for more, but much to its chagrin, Kim Clijsters beat Vera Zvonareva in a 59-minute bashing to win the U.S. Open.
Roger Federer simply didn't look up to speed. And with it, there goes the blockbuster final everyone -- except Novak Djokovic -- was hoping for.
It was a day of yips and costly mistakes. Kim Clijsters overcame them versus Venus Williams. Caroline Wozniacki wasn't as fortunate.
If you wondering how the tweaks in Rafael Nadal's game are working out, here it is in a nutshell: They're working.
He doesn't possess John Isner's serve or Roger Federer's forehand, but Mikhail Youzhny has carved out a nice little career.
Roger Federer mastered the wind and then swiftly mauled Robin Soderling to reach the U.S. Open semifinals.
From the soft clay to the rock-hard asphalt, these Spaniards are dominating the global game.
Venus Williams packed seven dresses for the U.S. Open -- one for each round she wants to win. So far, so good with the first five.
Roger Federer got a taste of Robin Soderling's wrath in Paris. That was just the latest drama in their ever-budding rivalry.
After ruling at Roland Garros, Francesa Schiavone and Samantha Stosur flopped. But here we are in Flushing, and the two are flying again.
If you don't believe Caroline Wozniacki is worthy of the top seed, just ask Maria Sharapova. She might disagree.