In a another month we will be heavily invested in the last grand slam tournament of the season, the 2010 U.S Open to be held in Queens, New York, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Last year's winner of the men's U.S. Open crown, Juan Martin del Potro will not be on hand to defend his championship. He is recovering from wrist surgery, having spent most of 2010 sidelined.
The question remains whether Roger Federer will re-establish his dominance in the event or if a new champion will be crowned as the next U.S. Open winner.
Some believe Federer's era has past. But most have adopted a "wait and see" attitude. Time will tell whether the Swiss continues to add to his impressive record, moving him up the ladder on the list of greatest U.S. Open champions.
An examination of the top U.S. Open winners since 1968 should focus on both the number of finals won plus the total number of final appearances. If those totals are equal then consider the total winning percentages of the respective players.
Of all the tennis professionals who have participated in the U.S. Open since 1968, the number of men who have multiple championship titles is few. It is a very difficult accomplishment––making it to the final of a major and then winning the tournament—most of all, doing it more than once. The following men are great champions...