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  Jon Wertheim's U.S. Open Preview

Posted: Fri August 28, 1998

Sports Illustrated staff writer Jon Wertheim gives his take on what will happen at the U.S. Open. Click on the links below for his views on the men's or women's draw.

Forget whether Pete Sampras can equal Roy Emerson's record of 12 Grand Slam titles, whether Martina Hingis can stop her free-fall, or whether Lindsay Davenport can make like Jana Novotna and exorcise her demons by winning her first major. No, the real intrigue surrounding the U.S. Open regards Marcelo Rios. After losing in Paris he claimed that he didn't much like French people; after being bounced from Wimbledon, he asserted that grass-court tennis was stupid and that the sport's showcase event was overrated; after losing in Cincinnati two weeks ago he maintained that he was a better player than his opponent, it was just that he hates playing at night. When Rios makes his customary premature exit at Flushing, will he have what it takes to offend thick-skinned New Yorkers?

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