Recalling the last normal Sunday in NYC

On Sept. 9, 2001, Hewitt beat Sampras at the U.S. Open. Two days later, it all changed

Updated: September 9, 2011, 2:15 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

Ten years ago when American legend Pete Sampras and upstart Lleyton Hewitt walked out to face each other in the men's U.S. Open final on Sept. 9, 2001, nothing suggested they were about to play the last sporting event in New York City on the last normal Sunday that America would experience for a long, long time.

Rains came the following day, washing out a Yankees home game. The day after that -- Tuesday, Sept. 11 -- two hijacked airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers ...

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