Just a cursory look at the draws for the 2012 US Open shows that there is plenty of star power to make up for the absence of Rafael Nadal. Even in an age of great parity in the men's game in which three competitors have dominated the Grand Slams for years, five former US Open winners remain in this year's field. These men are joined by three women, two men's doubles teams, three women's doubles teams, and a mixed doubles team, each who have won at least one US Open.
Though there are plenty of talented players with great chances to win for the first time at Flushing Meadows, the field is deep with former champions, each who has shown the ability to win under the lights in front of the raucous New York crowd.
Here is a look at the 14 former US Open champions who are still standing in this year's Open, and a look at their chances for winning another title.