Federer hoping U.S. Open revitalizes his one-time dominance

It was supposed to be his coronation as the all-time Grand Slam champion. Yet after a distressing season, this U.S. Open may determine whether Roger Federer is still a present-day star or past tennis legend.

Updated: August 26, 2008, 11:31 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The United States Tennis Association threw a party Monday night.

There was a fabulous collection of former U.S. Open singles champions on hand for a celebration commemorating the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Open Era. Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Ivan Lendl and Martina Navratilova, among many others, made appearances at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The tennis legends were joined by some present-day stars, including Venus and Serena Williams, Marat Safin and Roger ...

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