ESPN, U.S. Open Focus on Djokovic, Osaka

While several big names — including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the Williams sisters — are out for the final tennis Grand Slam event of the year, Novak Djokovic... See More

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While several big names — including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the Williams sisters — are out for the final tennis Grand Slam event of the year, Novak Djokovic has a chance to claim the first calendar-year Grand Slam by a male player in 52 years. Meanwhile, Naomi Osaka goes for her third U.S. Open crown after withdrawing from the French Open and not playing Wimbledon. ESPN analysts John McEnroe and Pam Shriver discuss the hurdles in Djokovic’s quest for history, and they address the courage Osaka has shown this summer and the challenge of defending her Open title.

While several big names — including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the Williams sisters — are out for the final tennis Grand Slam event of the year, Novak Djokovic has a chance to claim the first calendar-year Grand Slam by a male player in 52 years. Meanwhile, Naomi Osaka goes for her third U.S. Open crown after withdrawing from the French Open and not playing Wimbledon. ESPN analysts John McEnroe and Pam Shriver discuss the hurdles in Djokovic’s quest for history, and they address the courage Osaka has shown this summer and the challenge of defending her Open title.

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Stu Hothem

Stu Hothem has covered some of the biggest events in sports across TV, radio and the web. As a researcher with ABC, CBS and ESPN, he worked on the Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup and X Games. At FOXSports.com, he integrated content and interactive features with FOX Sports broadcast and cable programming. He managed the editorial team at NASCAR.com and also worked in the sanctioning body’s integrated marketing communications department. His professional career began at WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, following his time at the Rutgers radio station as a play-by-play announcer, talk-show host and general manager.