Five things we learned from the long weekend

What happened at the U.S. Open while you were away for the last long weekend of the summer? Ravi Ubha is here to tell you.

Updated: September 1, 2008, 10:26 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

1. Fed's in the groove: Roger Federer passed his first test: his straight-sets demolition of dangerous Czech Radek Stepanek on Sunday, warranting an "A." Stepanek won their previous match in May.

Federer served huge, notching a percentage of 71, and added 12 aces. The pro-Federer crowd became even more excited when their man unleashed a leaping overhead from behind the baseline that fooled Stepanek and landed in.

The 96-minute rout was a far cry from his form in the first two ...

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