More than any other event, the U.S. Open has a way of minting stars, transforming mere parvenus into A-listers. This year keep an eye on a pair of French teenagers, Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils. Gasquet is a stylist who, after a rough rookie season--he was sent home from the 2004 U.S. Open qualies for throwing his racket and nearly decapitating a linesman--has found traction this year and even beat Federer last spring. Monfils is a lanky Parisian power hitter still growing into his 6'3" body. On the women's side check out Anna-Lena Groenefeld, a 20-year-old German who serves as hard as many men, and Nicole Vaidisova, 16-year-old Czech whose game and 5'11" frame aren't done growing. A star turn in Flushing Meadows means they'll figure prominently in the next season of the tennis reality series.
10 Can anyone topple Roger Federer?
Unlikely. The Swiss colossus--who won his ninth tournament of 2005 and 22nd straight final on Sunday--is that good.