Last year's US Open was emotional. I saw Serena Williams's final match with a roaring, crying crowd! Poetically, the guard changed.
The following generation illustrated what tennis would be like without the greats.
This year, they'll try to prove it wasn't a fluke. In France, Australia, and Wimbledon this year, Swiatek proved her fallibility.
Alcaraz defeated Djokovic again, ruining his Grand Slam hopes this year. They'll battle many young upstarts at the US Open.
The 2023 US Open will be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, on 15+ courts from August 28 to September 10.
There's still time to buy primetime nosebleed tickets for $70. Important reminder: Arthur Ashe Stadium tickets include access to the smaller courts around the venue, where the action is each day.
Stars are visible, tickets are cheap, and the outer courts have many matches. I get night session tickets to avoid the sun all day.