As much as I've enjoyed Fed-Nadal duels this year and respect both players trenmendously and am almost in love with one of them, I would love to see someone else raise his game and get in the mix in the US.
I guess Fed is only playing two MS tourneys before the USO, so he will have only three chances to get to the final in the summer, so wouldn't it be great if we could have some other match-ups?
Not that I want Nadal to fail or expect him to or that I think the places in the finals are guaranteed for Fed, but at this point in the season, after all these consecutive finals with both players on big occasions, I am getting a bit tired of it.
This rivalry is great, but somebody else has GOT TO step up!!!
Apparently Roddick is itching to get back on court, so perhaps can we expect him to challenge the two?
How about other usual suspects like Hewitt, Safin, Nalbandian, and Ljubicic?
Of course at the end of the day, what I want the most is for Fed to win.
But apart from the top two, the rest of the field has really drifted away, and if Toronto, Cincy, and USO all turn out to be so predictable.....
HERE'S HOPING FOR A GREAT, THRILLING, EXHILIRATING, AND FANTASTIC US HARD COURT SEASON!