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Still plenty of tennis to be played after U.S. Open

The U.S. Open may represent the end of the Grand Slam season, but there are still two months left on the schedule. For many players it's a chance to get ready for next year … and earn more money.

Updated: September 13, 2007, 5:17 PM ET
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

It had been an arduous U.S. Open for Nikolay Davydenko. Playing his 25th tournament of 2007, the Russian had spent 12 hours and 31 minutes on the court in six matches. He'd matched his effort of the previous year, reaching the semis where he'd again lost to eventual champion Roger Federer. Having lost that match on a Saturday, Davydenko next did something you'd only expect from a tennis player.

He boarded a plane and flew 6,834 miles to a tournament in Beijing.

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