Don't expect too much

Tennis will be played, but the fall won't bring any surprises

Updated: September 22, 2013, 2:26 PM ET
By Stephen Tignor | Tennis.com

For many, the US Open marks the fourth and final time that attention must be paid to tennis for the year. From a historical standpoint, that's an accurate assessment. Little to nothing that happens for the rest of 2013 will be remembered in the long run. The No. 1 rankings on both tours have been decided, Masters events feel a little smaller when they don't lead to a major and Andy Murray announced that he's going to have back surgery and likely won't be seen again until 2014.

Yet tennis ...

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