With world #4 Novak Djokovic done for the rest of 2017’s season, and world #1 Andy Murray not yet fully rehabbed from a hip injury that clearly hobbled him at Wimbledon, the landscape for this year’s U.S. Open looks a little more wide open for both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer than either might have expected earlier this summer.
Both Nadal and Federer, world #2 and #3 respectively, played excellent tennis at Wimbledon. Federer of course captured the championship (his 8th at Wimbledon, a new record); Nadal was flawless until losing an epic 5-set match in the quarterfinals.
Will the U.S. Open see a Roger-Rafa final? Or will their ages, and the strong play of others like Stan Wawrinka, derail what would be a fan favourite matchup and a ratings bonanza for the TV networks?
Who do you think will win the 2017 Men’s U.S. Open?