The Olympus U.S. Open Series gets underway on Monday, signifying the beginning of the North American hard court summer. It is arguably the most grueling and equalizing part of the tennis season. It will give the players in this list another chance to finally prove themselves to tennis fans around the world.
From top-five players to ones ranked in the 100's, the men of the ATP and women of the WTA in this list have yet to claim their first Grand Slam title and break through on a major stage. These players have accomplished a lot throughout their tennis careers, but high rankings and winning smaller tournaments are not enough for many tennis fans and journalists.
They feel like high rankings and small tournament wins need to be validated with Grand Slam titles. Can these players take advantage of the surface and intense climate change and win the U.S. Open in New York? Let's get started with the list of players who will once again be in the hot seat this summer.