What's next in the Federer-Nadal rivalry?
It was only two years ago that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal met in a gimmicky exhibition match on a half-grass, half-clay court on Nadal's home turf of Mallorca, Spain. The idea may have been contrived, but it also mapped out what we thought we had -- a neatly defined coexistence in which each man was supreme within his own rectangle.
Now it's clear that we completely underestimated both of these players when we assigned each a designated patch of earth. Federer and Nadal began poaching ...
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2009 U.S. Open
Women's singles: Kim Clijsters, Belgium
Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott, United States
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