With the 2014 U.S. Open now thinning out half of the draw, there will be time enough to focus on the superstars like Serena Williams and Roger Federer. There are many other talented and dangerous players who are not Top 10 talents but still world-class players who could prove to beat anyone on their best day.
We examine 10 players who figure to win at least two or three matches and could perhaps go further if they catch fire. These are the players who the favorites do not want to see. They are not household names to the average sports fan, but they are nevertheless recognized by tennis fans.
These players have been selected from both the ATP and WTA. They are not listed in a particular order or priority for this column, but as equally noteworthy for their potential to go far in the next week or two.