Former champs quietly moving through draw

Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick are all former U.S. Open winners. And, as Greg Garber writes, all three are quietly working their way through the draw.

Updated: September 5, 2006, 7:17 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It was an uncommonly busy first week at the U.S. Open on the men's side. Andre Agassi played his last match, Roger Federer is bearing down on a three-peat and ascendant Spaniard Rafael Nadal is cleaning up the few remaining crumbs of publicity.

Quietly, almost without making a sound -- or a 48-point headline -- in this city that never sleeps, three men are working their way through the draw in this second week with a growing intensity of purpose. Three men, all once ...

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