On the eve of every Grand Slam tournament comes a major headline. Whether it's if Andy Murray will join the big three with a Grand Slam, or whether anyone can knock off Serena Williams; it gets the excitement brewing among tennis fans.
What makes the U.S. Open extra special is that it tells the final story of the Grand Slam season. It's the last chance players have to define their current season with unpredictable runs, matches and emotion.
As the finale of the Grand Slam season comes upon us, here are five reasons why the U.S. Open is the most exciting major.