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  1. Novak Djokovic still seeking his footing

    Ravi Ubha

    Novak Djokovic's clay-court season hasn't quite gone to plan. Djokovic, unlike in 2011, played the Monte Carlo Masters, no doubt pumped up for a possible encounter with repeat champion Rafael Nadal. Heading into the tournament, Djokovic wo...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  2. Tennis - Can Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's winning streak at...

    Ravi Ubha

    Novak Djokovic knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity. And it'll be no different in Madrid.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2012
  3. Tennis - Novak Djokovic feeling A-OK

    Ravi Ubha

    You couldn't help but notice the look of angst on Rafael Nadal's face during the Indian Wells-Miami swing. But it could have been a lot worse.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  4. Tennis - Tough road for Victoria Azarenka in Indian Wells

    Ravi Ubha

    All eyes are on Victoria Azarenka as she takes her No. 1 ranking into Indian Wells against the elite. Will she fly or will she flop?

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  5. French Open: Same old story for American men

    Ravi Ubha

    The American men bear the right attitude. But there's nothing to suggest the French Open is anything but another extended tuneup for the grass season.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  6. Ravi Ubha: French Open dark horses

    Ravi Ubha

    The French Open invariably fosters spoilers and floaters. So who is it going to be this year? A rejuvenated Ivan Ljubicic? Perhaps a refreshed Amelie Mauresmo?

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  7. Ravi Ubha: Five clay-court burning questions

    Ravi Ubha

    To suggest the likes Andy Murray or David Nalbandian could upset Rafael Nadal on clay is ludicrous. The world No. 1 has undisputed authority on dirt.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2009
  8. French Open men's final instant analysis

    Ravi Ubha

    Don't miss a beat of the French Open men's final. Ravi Ubha will provide analysis immediately following each set.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2008
  9. Nadal must circumvent fatigue, injuries from grinding clay-court ...

    Ravi Ubha

    The salient question surrounding the Hamburg Masters is how Rafael Nadal will respond from a shocking defeat a week ago in Rome. The world No. 2 has shown vulnerability this year -- even on clay.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2008
  10. Nadal prohibitive favorite to claim fourth straight Rome title

    Ravi Ubha

    The Rome Masters is upon us, and with it come the world's top two players, who are clearly a cut above the rest. Rafael Nadal is on another protracted clay winning streak, while Roger Federer is again playing with resolve.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2008
  11. Borg believes Nadal the one to beat at French and Wimbledon

    Ravi Ubha

    Now that Rafael Nadal has successfully defended his Monte Carlo title, the focus begins to turn toward the French Open. And Bjorn Borg believes Nadal is the favorite to win not only Roland Garros, but also Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2008
  12. Federer, Nadal, Roddick all have questions to answer

    Ravi Ubha

    Is this the last season Roger Federer has a legitimate chance to win the elusive French Open title? Why does Rafael Nadal appear to be more vulnerable this year than in the past? It's not too early to shed some light on these burning clay-court questions.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2008
  13. Federer confident he can halt season-long drought during clay sea...

    Ravi Ubha

    Instead of amassing more trophies, Roger Federer has been the subject of a player with waning confidence and increasing anxiety. And as the world No. 1 embarks on the clay-court season -- including the elusive French Open title -- it's time to regroup.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2008
  14. Tennis: Can clay cure John Isner's woes?

    Ravi Ubha

    If it's not one thing, it's been another for John Isner. But ironically, it's the slow clay courts that might help him snap out of a prolonged funk.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  15. Ravi Ubha: Who will rise from the dead?

    Ravi Ubha

    What ever happened to the hard-hitting James Blake? He's among a bevy of floundering players who have the unenviable task of snapping prolonged slumps.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2009
  16. Don't discount Monaco, Cornet from floating deep in the French dr...

    Ravi Ubha

    This Spaniard has a penchant for clay courts and can be lethal at times. No, not Rafael Nadal but Fernando Verdasco. He's just one of a handful of dark horses clamoring to make noise at the French Open.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2008