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Scalding Del Potro has his sights set on U.S. Open

A bevy of struggling men and ailing women may allow some dark horses to inflict damage at the U.S. Open.

Updated: August 21, 2008, 6:49 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Combining singles and doubles in a packed schedule at the Olympics in steamy Beijing is going to prevent a few pros from having ideal preparation for the U.S. Open, the season's final Grand Slam.

Apart from Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, most of the big names on the men's tour are struggling, and most of the elite women are either hurt or returning from injuries.

There may be, then, a few upsets in New York, and here are a few who might do the damage.

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