Before we get into the reasons you should watch the U.S. Open, let's start with a small caveat:
John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors are not coming back.
It's over. So over. Like Bjorn Borg's headbands. Been that way for more than a decade. If you want to relive the glory days of SuperBrat and Jimbo, put on ESPN Classic. Get ahold of this book. Or buy a ticket to the Old Guy -- er, Champions -- Tour.
Oh, and please, please stop complaining that tennis ain't what it used to ...