Men's Tennis: Six Sleepers Who Can Make a Deep Run in the U.S. Open

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Men's Tennis: Six Sleepers Who Can Make a Deep Run in the U.S. Open
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are the obvious benefactors of Rafael Nadal's chronic knee problems forcing him to skip the U.S. Open next week.

All three come into New York with confidence; Murray conquered the Olympics, Djokovic dominated in Toronto and Federer reigned in Cincinnati.

Even without Nadal, the Big Three will face many tough opponents in a very deep tournament.

After strong play in recent months, several seeded players appear eager to break through in the year's final major. They all display power tennis at its finest: a suitable style to succeed at Flushing Meadows.

Do not be surprised to see one of these sleepers go under the radar, advance deep into the second week and raise some eyebrows along the way.

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