Rafael Nadal has mastered the dirt season for close to a decade, but it's his main rival, Novak Djokovic, who heads into Monte Carlo en fuego, writes Greg Garber.
Novak Djokovic is hoping to parlay his spring sweep at Indian Wells and Miami into a maiden French Open crown.
Forty times they've played. But Novak Djokovic's 6-3, 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal was perhaps the most complete victory by either man in this series, writes Greg Garber.
Professional tennis is hell on the human body, but we sure didn't see a double withdrawal coming at the Sony Open, writes Greg Garber.
Novak Djokovic took down his old pal Andy Murray, but it didn't come without a slice of controversy.
With stars strewn all over the grounds, Tuesday's results had significant ramifications at the Sony Open.
Novak Djokovic, who won Indian Wells, is peaking at the right time, but not all his Big Four cohorts can say the same, writes Greg Garber.
At Indian Wells, it's back to serious business for Stan Wawrinka and the Big Four.
After a fun time at MSG, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray look to regain their top form.
It's too early to make any absolutes, but Stan Wawrinka looks like he could be the leader of a new landscape in men's tennis.
Ultra-competitive wouldn't come close to describing last year's Novak Djokovic-Stanislas Wawrinka battles.
It's only fitting that Novak Djokovic capped a spectacular two months with the year-end championship.
Four years ago, it was Juan Martin del Potro who got the best out of Roger Federer. Even though the protagonists were the same, history wasn't about to repeat itself, Greg Garber writes.
Rafael Nadal could have mailed it in Friday, but he didn't. No one was happier than Stanislas Wawrinka.
This one did not come easily for Novak Djokovic, but he overcame a game Juan Martin del Potro in London.
Novak Djokovic played the match of the day, but it was Rafael Nadal who closed in on history.