Thanks in large part to Melanie Oudin, the remaining women's U.S. Open draw is hardly rife with household names.
Jesse Levine's mantra is simple: Just do better than last year. Though he's not your household name, Levine has vaulted up the ATP ladder with heart, determination and unadulterated ball striking.
Nikolay Davydenko denies fixing a match earlier this month. But as Greg Garber writes, the very thing that makes tennis so compelling also makes it more susceptible to gamblers.
Roger Federer wasn't sharp in the semis ... and he still managed to beat Nikolay Davydenko in straight sets and reach a record eighth straight Grand Slam final.