Newsflash: Fed, Djoker will thrive
I wanted this story to be different.
I wanted to tell you how the perfect storm of recent events was finally (finally!) going to hurl a new name into the championship spotlight in New York.
The evidence was overwhelming: Olympic hangover. Rafa's absence. Djokovic's return to earth. Federer's age.
I was going to delineate all this detail, and I wanted you to buy it.
"Well, your premise had some merit," said Pam Shriver, who wouldn't dare go there now. "But it ...
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