The only other time since winning his first major in 2003 that Roger Federer entered the US Open without having won one of the season's first three majors was 2008. All he did that year was capture his fifth consecutive title in Flushing Meadows.
Sure, the Swiss Maestro is not the same player he was three years ago. He is past his prime and has slipped to No. 3 in the rankings, but he is still as hungry as ever to add to his strong legacy.
The following slides represent a glimpse into the upcoming US Open men's tournament and what Federer has both going for him and against him this year in New York.