So, with Federer winning the title in Cincinnati, the stage is set for a very interesting US Open on the men's side. Even with del Potro unable to defend his title, some high-quality players are definitely peaking at the right time: Federer, Fish, Murray, Roddick, Baghdatis, Djokovic and Nalbandian. Nadal should be dangerous, too, of course but as his tendency, his play has dropped off a tad since Wimbledon.
Right now, it's disappointing that two of the bigger names on the women's side have already pulled out: Serena Williams and Justine Henin. But it does mean great opportunities for the lesser lights.