The biggest stage in tennis is here. Some can argue that Wimbledon is number one but nothing beats a late night American crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium. For the Women's side, Serena tries to complete the calendar Grand Slam. She's having one of the better years than any other athlete in the world. Sharapova withdrew and it seems as if the likes of veterans Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova are all battling for second place. Keep an eye on Americans Sloane Stephens and Madison Keyes as anything can happen when the crowd gets behind them.
On the men's side, Djokavic is having a dominant year himself as he is looking for his 3rd major of the year. Federer can still bring out the heat with that beautiful and legendary offensive game he's known for, however, he'll need to do it on a consistent basis which we haven't seen as much recently. Other headliners are Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray who will keep trying their best to remain competitive in the ranks of the elite and dethrone The Joker. Of course you can't count out Nadal, but his body just doesn't seem to be able to withstand the amount of fatigue he used to. He barely survived a 1st round scare from phenom Borna Coric. Some up and coming players to look out for include 21-year old Austrian Grigor Dimitrov, and 24-year old Bulgarian Dominic Thiem. The U.S. is still seeking for it's first winner of any major since Andy Roddick won at Flushing in 2003. The American youth talent in tennis is still mediocre but there are some veterans that can make a deep tournament run especially behind a big crowd. They include 30-year old John Isner and 26-year old Donald Young who always had potential but just never could seem to breakthrough to the big stage. Be sure to head over to Flushing if you can because it's for sure one of the best spectacles in sports.