Federer, Roddick dueling for Open title
The U.S. Open could be another feather in Roger Federer's cap or the beginning of Andy Roddick's attempt to take back the No. 1 ranking.
His losses in Cincinnati and Athens only prove he's human and subject to fatigue if his schedule isn't handling properly. Other than those blips, it's obvious that he's on a single-minded mission to stay No. 1 in the world. It's impossible for a player to keep up his strenuous schedule so I expect him to decrease his events after the U.S. Open and then try to peak again for the Masters Cup.
Because of his downtime after the Olympics, he should come into the Open feeling rested. His campaign starts with a tough first round match against former French Open champion Albert Costa. Don't think this will be a walkover just because Costa is unseeded; their head to head series is tied at two matches with Costa winning at the Nasdaq 100 last year and this year at the Tennis Masters in Rome. This will be one of the best first-round matchups.
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