The current state of Men’s Tennis is an interesting one.
No single player is dominating the sport. While Roger Federer has his name entrenched in “greatest ever” debates and Novak Djokovic was a French Open away from completing the 2011 Grand Slam, the power struggle at the top three is almost evenly split between Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
The three have combined to win 29 of the last 30 major tournaments, the only exception being a 2009 US Open victory for Juan Martin Del Potro.
The dominance of these three players have left a number of extremely talented tennis players on the outside looking in every tournament.
Nadal pulled out of play prior to the US Open due to injury, but Federer and Djokovic remain the odds-on favorites to take the 2012 US title.
With Round Four underway in New York, a number of competitors remain who could knock Federer, Djokovic and Nadal off their collective throne for the first time since 2009.
Here are three candidates that we would love to see win the US Open as underdogs.