With no less than 24 hours after the conclusion of Beijing 2008, its time now for the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open.
2008 has been perhaps the wildest year in tennis for a long time. Rafael NADAL has become the new World No.1 after winning the last two Grand Slams (not to forget gold in Beijing). Roger FEDERER has never regained his self confidence since that epic final in Wimbledon and now looks very vulnerable.
Because of this, his first round opponent Maximo GONZALEZ will want to relish this opportunity. Is their going to be an upset here?
One player's progress that I'm looking forward to see is Juan Martin DEL POTRO. He has won the last 4 tournament that he has participated (19 matches in total!) and in my opinion our best hope on hard court.
For his amazing feet, he is seeded at No.17 and his first round opponent is non-other than fellow countrymen Guillermo CANAS.
Our best player, David NALBANDIAN (7th seeded) will take on Brazilian Marcos DANIEL. If you take into account the nations these players represent, it should be an interesting encounter.
29th seeded Juan MONACO first round match will be against Japanese Kei NISHIKORI.
Other highlights from the first round will see Sergio ROITMAN taking on Britain's Andy MURRAY (6th seeded). While Eduardo SCHWANK will have 29th seeded Dimitry TURSUNOV from Russia as his opponent.
Here are the rest of the Men's Singles first round matches involving the Albiceleste:
Martin Vassallo ARGUELLO vs. David FERRER (ESP)
Jose ACASUSO vs. Michael BERRER (GER)
Agustin CALLERI vs. Austin KRAJICEK (USA)