Scanning the men’s bracket at this year’s U.S. Open, it’s easy to see a titanic battle of generations developing at Flushing Meadows in the near future. Or, more precisely, a titanic battle between the haves and the should-haves. Novak Djokovic vs. Marin Cilic, Rafael Nadal vs. Milos Raonic, Stan Wawrinka vs. Nick Kyrgios and Andy Murray vs. Kei Nishikori are all possible second-week matchups. If the next generation is ever going to pull off a mass ambush of the Big Four at a major, this would seem to be the place to do it.
We’ve heard all about ATP revolutions before, of course; here’s a look ahead at how likely this one is.