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A first round to remember at the U.S. Open

Updated: September 2, 2010, 2:42 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

What a first round we had at the U.S. Open. The likes of Rafa, Novak Djokovic, and Robin Soderling were tested, while French artist Michael Llodra ended Tomas Berdych's fine summer. Bye bye to the Wimbledon finalist. Jelena Jankovic, the fading 2008 U.S. Open finalist, and French Open runner-up Samantha Stosur narrowly escaped.

Oh, did we mention the heat? It was hotter than a vindaloo curry in New York. Not even close. Relief comes Friday.

We look back on the best ...

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