The US Open is approaching fast and many will see the tournament as an opportunity to make up for ground lost to their rivals. Over the first seven months of the year, the players will have identified areas in their games that need some tweaking and readjusting—whilst others may see the need to completely overhaul and redesign their game plans.
The six-week period between the end of Wimbledon and the start of the US Open Series is usually a time for players to make these changes—the best example of this being Novak Djokovic who, at a similar time last year, made a lot of the changes that we have seen so far this year in his game plan.
A lot of people will have been surprised by some of Roger Federer's shock losses this year—the loss to Jo Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon being the most prominent. What is unsurprising though, is that these losses could have been avoided. So the big question is how.
Take out Nadal and Djokovic and I'd have no doubt that Federer would win the US Open—but we can't take out Nadal or Djokovic. So, what five changes could Federer make to be in the running at the US Open this year?