In a year with multiple standout grand slam performances by former RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas players, the US Open may have been one of the finest collectively.
With six past Dallas players advancing to the Round of 16, one made it all the way to the finals – Kevin Anderson. But the South African was no match for the resurgent Rafael Nadal, falling to the top seed in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.
Winner of the 2015 Dallas doubles title, Andrey Rublev had his most successful grand slam outing, marching all the way to the quarterfinals to face the eventual champion Nadal.
Also included in that list of past Dallas players to reach the quarterfinals were Philipp Kohlschreiber, Mischa Zverev, Sam Querrey, and Paolo Lorenzi.
It was a competitor in the last two RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas events who really made an impression early on in the tournament. American Frances Tiafoe showed off his forehand power against the five-time US Open champion Roger Federer, pushing the legend to five sets before falling in a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 opening round match.
In the doubles draw, it was a former RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas player who was part of the winning team. The 36-year-old Jean-Julien Rojer won his second grand slam title with teammate Horia Tecau as the two defeated Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-4, 6-3.