Found August 27, 2012 on In the Tramlines:
The last major of the year is upon us, and with the absence of Rafael Nadal, the men's field is seemingly more wide open than normal. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray obviously have not gone anywhere, but now they have to like their chances much more without Nadal. Three different men have won majors so far this year, but all from the Big 3. Will that trend continue or we will have a newcomer to the party? After the jump we'll look at five storylines to watch as the tennis world focuses on New York for the fortnight. 1. Roger Federer's continued excellence Dominance is not a word we would use to describe Federer anymore, but at age 31, he's the number one player in the world and is coming off the Wimbledon victory and the Cincy title. He loves New York, and only a miracle forehand from Djokovic stopped Federer from reaching the final last year. He's hitting his backhand better than ever, and he has to the be the favorite to win. He's got Mur...
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