It happens just like this every year: summer comes crashing to a painful end, made less hard to take only by the arrival of the Open in Queens.
For the next two weeks, Zachary Woolfe and I will bring you match analysis, eating charts, concession-stand drama, player menus, experts analysis, dating news, and many other weighty matters from the tennis campus in Flushing. Email, AIM, get us. Don’t be shy.
And hey, the stakes are high: What is the last U.S. Open that you can remember that was as highly anticipated as this one? Nadal is finally on top, Federer wants to retain the title, and Novak is nipping at their heels. This is good stuff.