Seeing how his rivals are playing and how he is doing such well at the moment, it seems very difficult to think past Roger Federer as the favourite at the US Open that starts on August 28th. Speaking about his chances to triumph at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2008, Federer told CNN: 'It's like the dream scenario that you hope happens but you're so cautious that you never really want to go there mentally.
That would be a joke, if I won three slams this year out of nowhere. I know if I stay in shape there are chances for me to do well at the US Open, but to win it? Yeah, at some stage I almost feel like I have to be realistic.
I am not 25 anymore. I'm not sure I can win three slams in one year. Winning two is already pretty crazy and plenty good enough for me.' And yet numbers show that he can do it: every time he won Australian Open and Wimbledon titles in the same season, he has also won the US Open.
It happened in 2004, 2006 and 2007. 'I'll definitely try and get myself organized, prepared and ready so that I'll have the best chance to do well at the US Open,' assured Roger, who won five times in New York.