This tournament holds a special place for me because I live 10-15 minutes away so I always try to attend at least 2 sessions a year even though it is quite expensive but being a passionate tennis fan I try to not to let that dissuade me. If anything is going to dissuade me it's when tennis become darker if you know what I mean. Unfortunately the process is coming about with all the chatter about sloane stephens. But I always believe and i truly hope I'm right that tennis will remain a white sport into the next century. Anyway back to the us open. The men's side as usual comes down to the ususal suspects albeit minus one since nadal pulled out. It will be federer or djokovic. I don't see murray coming through. If there is any player that deserves this it is murray but I see him falling to federer in the semis in what I expect could be the best and longest match in the us open. I will go ahead and make that prediction. I would really to like to see clijsters win this for sentimental reasons and also because she personifies class and elegance. But unfortunately I just don't see any woman beating serena. I would love nothing more to see serena get her clock cleaned like she did last year by stosur just to shut up all those commentators like chris evert. As a tennis fan I have to agree with the commentators that overall serena is just head and shoulders above everybody else on the women's tour.