THREE THE HARD WAY
Rafael Nadal's left-knee injury sidelined him for the 2012 U.S. Open and opened up the men's side of the draw, but not by much. The road to the title still goes through world No. 1 Roger Federer and No. 2 Novak Djokovic, who have combined to win eight of the last 14 Grand Slams. On the women's side Serena Williams, fresh off pummeling the field at the Olympics, rolled through the first week of play at Flushing Meadow without dropping a set and is the clear favorite. Which of these Big Three do you have your money on? Follow all the court action at SI.com including ...
Beyond the Baseline: Courtney Nguyen's daily tennis blog stays on top of the U.S. Open's biggest story lines and previews the key matches. Make sure you catch her Daily Bagel to start your day.
Ground Strokes: The day's most arresting images plus shots of the Open's most memorable moments and a glimpse of all the action through Instagram.
September 10, 2012
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