Tomorrow, the main draw ceremony of 2017 Us Open Tennis Championships will take place in New York. The men's tennis has been through a difficult time recently with many of the big names suffering from injuries. US Open won't feature Djokovic, Wawrinka, Nishikori or Raonic in the main draw which creates further opportunities for others.

Although Federer and Nadal were so dominant in 2017, the latest developments during the North American summer swing seem to have shown the signs of an imminent change at the top.The younger segment may be ready to push the establishment aside.

The last Major of the current season may be the start of that long-expected new era having Alexander Zverev as its leader. Moreover, Kyrgios, Dimitrov, and Thiem are also eager to seize the opportunity in their favor.

2016 US Open champion Stan Wawrinka won't be there defending his title as he was forced to call an end to the season after he underwent a necessary knee surgery. Over the past few years, Wawrinka was the one capable to stop the Big Four ruling. He went on playing four Grand Slam finals, winning three of them.

The Big Four domination in terms of Majors is staggering

The Big Four collocation translates into four names: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Over the past 13 years or so, the domination this group imposed is a tremendous one.

The season of 2004 is not a random choice as it marks the year when Federer started to rule the men's tennis by winning three Majors. Since that year, every single Grand Slam final has included at least one member of the illustrious group, with only three exceptions.

2004 French Open final featured Gaston Gaudio and Guillermo Coria as its last two men standing.

The next season had 2005 Australian Open with Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt. The third and last episode of this occurred three years ago at the very tournament up for debate. 2014 Us Open final act saw Marin Cilic facing Kei Nishikori in the men's singles final.

Federer, Nadal, and Murray are also aware of the opportunity

Although there will be few names missing from the draw, Federer, Murray, and Nadal won't give away such an opportunity.

Andy Murray will be playing his first event since Wimbledon. On the other side, Nadal and Federer are trying to bounce back with their top game after a rather poor session on the North American cement.

The younger generation has Alexander Zverev as the best-positioned member. The 20-year-old will be seeded fourth in New York thus he won't have to worry about Federer, Nadal or Murray up until the semifinals. 2014 US Open champion and 2017 Wimbledon runner-up Marin Cilic will resume playing while Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios will try to keep the momentum from Cincinnati.