The name of the game is the serve. It comes as no surprise that the best players in the game execute this shot better than anyone else.
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, and Roger Federer qualified for the ATP Finals for a 12th straight year.
In his first match since returning from a four-month doping ban, Marin Cilic beat qualifier Igor Sijsling 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 Monday to reach the second round of the Paris Masters.
Nicolas Almagro beat Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 to make a successful start to his bid for a third title at the Valencia Open on Tuesday.
Novak Djokovic survived a scare when he landed awkwardly on his right foot but recovered for a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Spain's Marcel Granollers in the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.
Third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada overpowered Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open.
Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Japan Open quarterfinals with a comfortable 6-2, 6-2 win over fellow Argentine Carlos Berlocq on Wednesday.
Fifth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia overcame an illness and reached the second round of the Thailand Open by beating Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday.
Raise your hand if you thought Rafael Nadal could make this kind of comeback? If you did, we don't believe you.
Next week, for the first time in 40 years of ATP rankings, there will be no American men in the top 20.
Mikhail Youzhny will play unseeded Robin Haase in the Swiss Open final after both won their semifinals on Saturday.
A day after Roger Federer lost at the Swiss Open citing back pains, Stanislas Wawrinka retired from his quarterfinal match Friday with the same injury.
Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the Swiss Open quarterfinals Wednesday by edging Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain, 7-5, 7-6 (4).
Sergiy Stakhovsky lost his fourth straight match since beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon, falling in the first round of the Swiss Open on Monday.
Top-seeded Roger Federer cruised past Czech qualifier Jan Hajek 6-4, 6-3 Thursday to reach the German Tennis Championships quarterfinals.
With all the doom and gloom from this past week, Novak Djokovic keeps on rolling.