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FOXSports.com national columnist Greg Couch previews the men's draw of the U.S. Open.
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Well yes that are pulling -- one of the great sports comebacks and I think people don't really notice it because. You can -- really disappeared but the team that the game and gone past them. Some of the big hitters and Rafael Nadal on Winston to beat him and push him backward and he's back now though I'm 31 years old and then and I never thought I'd say this again but I think he's the favorite to win the open. You know I mean all the hard courts -- really is -- it will have some impact because. That are still can't beat Nadal. So that frees up a Federer and have that burden at all. You know not being there that that relief reads them better but with Nadal. Obviously such a violent game in his body and were always wonder how long it's gonna last and you wonder if this knee injury is is the big one and you know I thought that before though wasn't he came back and and one again not -- It's a pretty serious moment for tennis with Nadal right now. I think Andy Murray is a real. Real possibility to wind and he's another I never would have thought I would have picked as a favorite but. You know and Wimbledon Murray cried after the match and it was a big moment for Morey a lot of people in England and in the US to. Suddenly liked him -- found him to be human being as opposed to what he normally was coaches sniping at his mom in the stands and knowing his coaches and and he said after Wimbledon I -- in and play for a little while because I'm losing some interest but three days later he was on the court because. He found that people were really taken aback by him and cry and I think it loosened him up at the end and treat him too. To do well new office and then during the Olympics. That the media in London were all over in the newspapers are usually all -- -- Andy Murray and it's probably gonna fail instead the newspapers -- Olympics. But then Andy Murray had his own you know page so he was three to win any one and that opened up that open among the freedom to I think -- a major. Novak Djokovic obviously our -- He's among the favorites but he's every bit of a let down from last year almost a hangover effects you might play too much last year just getting -- the finals and winning everything. But you know he's great on the hard courts and you know he's definitely a threat. And I think the sleepers want her team del potro arm I thought the court there was gonna dominate tennis a few years ago but he hurt his -- and sort of went away a little bit. It seemed like his wrist is getting better he's starting to find his way again he won the bronze medal at the Olympics and on the Wimbledon grass courts and that's his least favorite surface. But and I would actually probably pick him as the favorite to win but is wrist was hurting him again in Cincinnati so we'll see how that goes.