´This year's men's event could be a classic too – the big three of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray are almost inseparable.
It is interesting to hear Murray say he is more motivated than ever before and I can understand that. Winning the US Open will work fantastically well for him and I'd be very surprised if he is picked off early.
I also think the pressure is off Djokovic somewhat. His 2011 was so spectacular that he was always going to have a bit of a regression in 2012 and yet he still won plenty. He didn't always play his best tennis last year but he still produced some unbelievable performances full of resilience and spirit.
Djokovic has a clean run to the final without any of the 'big three' of Federer, Murray and the absent Rafa Nadal in his half of the draw. However that could also work in Murray's favour, as he cannot play Djokovic in the semis where they would probably have knocked six bells out of each other - and then whoever moved through had a huge task to recover to win the final.
I wouldn't entirely discount Federer, although a lot of people have written him off and I do feel he is unlikely to win it.´
The only expert whose opinion means anything. Fed might have a decent shot after all.