Two days ago, Serena Williams was told that two great rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, have never played each other at the U.S. Open.
"Really?" she said. "Wow. Gosh, that's weird, huh."
It is weird, and it won't happen this year, either: Federer lost to Tommy Robredo last night in straight sets, once again depriving New York and the one American major the matchup it's never had. (Federer and Nadal—who won in four sets last night—would have met in the quarterfinals tomorrow night.)