| By Ricky Becker

1. Djokovic deserves a lot of credit and respect.  While I personally find him hard to root for he does have the heart of a lion.  To be #1 with Nadal #2 and Federer #3 is pretty cool.  This may be the best top-three in the history of tennis.

2.  The weather is killing the U.S. Open.  Actually, let's change that.  The scheduling of matches is killing the U.S. Open.  Yeah, television numbers are up.  But, that is compared to last year where havoc was caused by rain.  Throw more early matches on early and then let the last week drag.  The French Open is building a retractable roof.  Isn't it funny, that the United States, we, the kings of technology are the only Grand Slam without a retractable roof!

3.  Never count anybody out.  I have to keep reminding myself this.  Never did I think that Stosur would have a chance against Serena.  I should have know better......

4.  This was the worst two weeks of night session tennis in the last 30-years.  Granted, the best night session tennis is usually mid-second week and this year the ran came.  However, this year had no excitement to it after dark.  i guess the most exciting match was Wozniacki and Kuznetsova.. Good not great.  And as New York rangers Coach John Torterella likes to say "Good is the enemy of great."

Ricky Becker is The Director of Tennis at Glen Oaks Club.  Ricky also coaches high-performance juniors throughout the year and has been the Director of Tennis at three of Long Island’s biggest junior programs.  As a player, Becker was the Most Valuable Player for the 1996 NCAA Championship Stanford Tennis team and ranked in the top-five nationally as a junior.  He can be reached at rbecker06@yahoo.com, 516-359-4843 or via juniortennisconsulting.com.