| Jon Wertheim's U.S. Open
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.
Sampras can equal
Emerson's record of 12 Grand Slam titles, whether
Hingis can stop her free-fall, or whether
Davenport can make like
Novotna and exorcise her demons by winning her first major. No,
the real intrigue surrounding the U.S. Open regards
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
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