U.S. Open Series Is The Best Time Of The Year

Tommy Keeler@@tkeelernvd and @nectar737Correspondent IIIJuly 8, 2010

Now that Wimbledon is over. It is time for my favorite part of the season - hard courts and the U.S. Open Series.

I love the buildup to the U.S. Open and how so many of the top players play in many of these U.S. Open Series tournaments. To me hard courts are the ultimate equalizer. No matter what style of play you play you have a chance and that makes it a lot of fun to watch.

Part of the reason I like the U.S. Open Series is because they come to my area - Washington D.C. on the men's side and starting next year they will on the women's side as well. It's going to be a blast and I will be there giving updates and writing stories throughout the tournament.

The winner of the U.S. Open Series always has a chance to win additional money if they can win the U.S. Open as well. It hasn't happened often, but it has happened. To me the winner of the U.S. Open Series just means you have played in a lot of tournaments, which doesn't always mean you're going to fare well at the Open.

It's hard to predict a U.S. Open Series winner, but for the U.S. Open I'm picking Nadal and Sharapova. I think Nadal is on a roll and wants it bad and I think Sharapova is playing better and I think she's due for another major. And of course I'm also a Sharapova fan, so maybe I'm a little biased.

The U.S. Open Series begins next week in Atlanta with a men's tournament. I will try to write stories throught the series and I will definitely have plenty of stuff from D.C. so stay tuned and let the games begin!

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