Rafa and Djoker on collision course?

Underdogs Gasquet and Wawrinka are interesting, but big names are playing well

Updated: September 6, 2013, 5:48 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Over the past 12 months, the future of tennis has become its present. 

A year ago, neither Roger Federer nor Rafael Nadal reached the semifinals of the US Open for the first time since 2002, and for the first time at any major since the 2004 French Open. Over the last year, time, injury and slippage have begun to open up the closed club that has been the final weekend.

David Ferrer reached the semifinals of three of the past five majors, and made his first final ...

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