The US Open 2022 is wide open

It is written Wednesday is mail bag day so here we go….

Good Soldiering: A reminder that Paul Annacone, Genie Bouchard, Steve Weissman and I do pregame shows on the Tennis Channel every morning at 9am ET.

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jon,

Pandemic year aside, isn’t this the most open US Open for men and women in, I don’t know, ever?

Jason, Austin, Texas

Yes, this is the most open open. My favorite stats from week one: There was one seeded former winner in the women’s race. And it was Emma Raducanu. And there were five unseeded past winners. (And it would have been a sixth had Angie Kerber not been withdrawn, expect murmurs.) Coming outside the top 100 (as qualifiers are) from a year that saw the champion enter the tournament as a qualifier. We’ve had little clarity since then. And for a change, the men’s draw is also a yawning possibility.

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