The US Open starts today and is set to see Andy Murray defend his first title. The defending champion had a bad run up to the tournament. That meant he dropped from World No2 to World No3.
Serena Williams will be looking to retain her title and establish herself as the queen of tennis as she looks for a second Grand Slam this year after her French Open win.
With Maria Sharapova out of the tournament, Victoria Azarenka and World No1 Williams look certain to clash in the final. Azarenka holds the Australian Open title and will look to add the US Open and establish herself as the queen of the hard court.
With Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli out, former Grand Slam champions Li Na, Anna Ivanovic and Francesca Schiavone will look to spring a surprise at the final Grand Slam of the year.
In the men's side, Rafael Nadal has won both the Montreal and Cincinnati Masters and has emerged as the favourite for the title. The French Open champion has a 15-0 edge heading into the tournament.
The hard courts also mean World No1 Novak Djokovic who is a former champion here as well as the Australian Open winner will be strong. Murray is in the same side as Djokovic and may have to face the Serb in the semis.
Roger Federer who is in a decline of sorts is ranked No7 and will be looking to prove all his detractors wrong as he seeks another title after not having won a single Grand Slam this year.
The Swiss case could face Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals as they could renew their rivalry if they make the quarters. Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, Grand Slam runners-up David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych will look to spring a surprise.
Big hitting American John Isner looked strong in the pre-tournament and will look to join the ranks of former American winners Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras in the recent past.
Indian fans also can look forward to the singles as Somdev Devvarman has made the US Open main draw. Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza will also be in action in the mixed-doubles and doubles games.
The US Open promises to be a treat for fans of tennis as the top players will look to stay on top while the underdogs will look to spring surprises.