Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts to winning his match with Milos Raonic, of Canada, during the finals of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Novak Djokovic enters the 2020 U.S. Open in the best form of any player.

The top seed in the men’s singles draw is undefeated in 2020, and thanks to that form, he is an overwhelming favorite to win his 18th Grand Slam title. Djokovic is more than deserving of his status, but he could be susceptible to an upset later in the tournament against one of the rising stars in the men’s game.

The women’s singles draw has a more level playing field, with seven major champions among the 32 seeded players.

With the field so tough, the top contenders to make the final in New York could be the ones with the easiest paths to the second week at the USTA National Tennis Center.

Whichever players finish the tournament as champions will walk away from the court with $3 million prizes from a $39 million

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More than 30 percent of parents plan to keep their children at home if schools reopen in the fall, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

For the study, involving 730 U.S. parents of school-age children (ages 5 to 17), researchers asked parents whether they planned to either opt for distance learning at home or send their kids to in-person school, if available, and looked at what factors influenced their decisions.

More than 30 percent of parents reported they will “probably or definitely” keep their child home if schools open for in-person instruction, while nearly 50 percent reported they would “probably or definitely” send their child to school this fall. Several factors influenced these decisions, from a family’s socioeconomic status to job flexibility to fears about COVID-19 spreading in schools.

For parents who favored home-based learning for their children, “Some of the biggest factors were

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