10 Things to Know for the US Open

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Anyone Outside the Big 4?

The so-called Big 4 of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray have combined to win 33 of the past 34 Grand Slam titles, a stretch that began in 2005. Is there any chance anyone else breaks through at this tournament? Any discussion of other contenders must begin with the guy who kept it from being 34 of 34 — Juan Martin del Potro, the 6-foot-6 Argentine with the booming forehand who surprised Federer in five sets in the 2009 U.S. Open final. Another big hitter to keep an eye on? No. 5 Tomas Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up, although consistency is not his strong suit. (Photos from left: Julian Finney/Getty Images, Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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