Browse the men's rankings and you'll see nary a single American lodged in the top 10. So which Yankee is going to lead the way in Flushing Meadows?
Yes, there's reason for optimism for the American men this year, but that doesn't necessarily translate into wins.
Anytime King Federer extends the proverbial seal of approval to you, that's a good thing. Just ask John Isner.
Don't know Janko Tipsarevic? If his recent form holds up in Melbourne, it's likely you soon will. He's just one of several players who appear poised to author an Aussie Open upset or two.