The US Open heads into the business ends with the men’s singles gold, silver and bronze medallists from the Rio Olympics battling for more glory at Flushing Meadows.
Second seed Andy Murray, who has enjoyed a dream summer with a second Wimbledon title and a second Olympic gold, would like nothing more than ending the fortnight with a second US Open trophy.
Standing in the Scot's way is Japanese sixth seed and Olympic bronze winner Kei Nisihikori, who has quietly gone about his business while looking for a second appearance in the final in three years.
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 winner, has provided the feel-good story of the tournament. The Olympic silver medallist, whose career has been interrupted by a series of wrist surgeries and needed a wild card to enter, will have the crowd in his corner when he takes on third seed and twice Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, while Novak Djokovic has been an unusual tournament, playing only two full matches.
He was gifted a walkover in the second round and a retirement after six games in the third when Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga quit at the start of the third set, trailing 6-3 6-2.
Over the last two weeks celebrities from the world of Hollywood, fashion and sport were there to witness the proceedings of the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year.
Singer Beyonce and musician Jay Z turned up to support Serena Williams as she destroyed Vania King in the second round, while actors Ben Stiller and Hugh Jackman were among the Arthur Ashe crowd on Tuesday for Djokovic's quarter-final against Tsonga.
Rediff.com brings you a peek of the big names in attendance.
IMAGE: From left: Actors Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller and Hugh Jackman attend the men's singles quarter-final between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on Day Nine of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Photograph: Michael Reaves/Getty Images.
IMAGE: Singer Beyonce with her husband musician Jay Z watch the second round women's singles match between Serena Williams of the United States and Vania King on Day 4 of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images.
IMAGE: ‘House of Cards’ actor Kevin Spacey, left, watches the first round women's singles match between Serena Williams of the United States and Ekaterina Makarova of Russia on Day 2 of the 2016 US Open. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images.
IMAGE: Hollywood actress Debra Messing watches the US Open first round men's singles match between Novak Djokovic and Jerzy Janowicz on Day 1 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, in New York City on Monday. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images
IMAGE: Former World boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson (right) watches the first round match between Novak Djokovic and Jerzy Janowicz. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images
IMAGE: Anna Wintour (centre) the editor of 'Vogue' magazine, watches the first round match between Novak Djokovic and Jerzy Janowicz. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images
IMAGE: British singer Phil Collins (right) and American actor and singer Leslie Odom, Jr. perform 'Easy Lover' during opening ceremony of the US Open on Monday. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA
IMAGE: Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin watch the first round match between Novak Djokovic and Jerzy Janowicz. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images
IMAGE: Veteran Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon (centre) watches the first round match between Novak Djokovic and Jerzy Janowicz. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images