THERE may have been an audible sigh when news reached Flushing Meadows that Rafael Nadal, the reigning champion, was forced out of the US Open with a wrist injury but you wouldn't have found Roger Federer moaning too much.
Tennis history is on the verge of being made at the US Open, which begins on Monday, yet few observers are aware of it.
It was fitting that yesterday, as the draw for the US Open was being made, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic were going toe to toe in an intense practice session on Arthur Ashe Stadium Court.
The draw for the US Open will be made in New York later today and it is a fair bet that Andy Murray will have his eye on a few names as he scans his section.
Andy Murray needs to "step up" at the US Open, according to John McEnroe.