Let's be real here: This is Novak Djokovic's U.S. Open title to lose. But that doesn't mean the other three guys won't try to steal the spotlight.
Full-scale chaos ensued Sunday night in New York. Some survived. Others did not.
There's been no dearth of drama in the first week of the U.S. Open, but this event will be remembered for two reasons: Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick.
Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters are gone for good. And how can that be good for tennis?
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had an off day at the U.S. Open, and it cost him a chance to improve on his season.
With Rafa Nadal out, there is a chance for a player such as David Ferrer or Tomas Berdych to break through to the semifinals at the U.S. Open.
Novak Djokovic is no longer invincible, but that doesn't mean he can't win the U.S. Open.
Good for Serena Williams and her gold medal. But her year won't be complete unless she avenges two recent drama-filled U.S. Open disappointments.
In order to bridge the gap between himself and tennis' big three, Andy Murray will have to reach within not to go down in history as the best player never to win a Grand Slam, Howard Bryant writes.
Perhaps big-man tennis has reached its ceiling. Plus, it's way more fun to watch the little guys like David Ferrer anyway.
The 2012 Grand Slam season will be remembered by many things, but the most significant of them is that it was the year the men's Big 3 evolved into the Fantastic 4, Howard Bryant writes.
It's been an up-and-down season (make that career) for Sabine Lisicki. Monday at the U.S. Open, it was all down.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant about the Williams sisters' legacy. As Venus and Serena put the finishing touches on their landmark careers, the vindication of their father begins.
After a nice, long break, Rafael Nadal reminded Novak Djokovic, and all of us, why he owns the French Open.
It's been nothing but torment and misery for Rafael Nadal when he's played Novak Djokovic recently. But that loss in Australia just might show him the way back to tennis salvation.
Ozzie Guillen gave us an opportunity to open up a productive dialogue about race and class this week. Too bad we bungled the chance again.