Andy Murray was never able to punch through the wall known as Roger Federer at a Slam -- until now.
Wondering what's at stake at the year-end championships in Doha, Qatar? How about the razor-thin five-point margin in the rankings that separates Serena Williams from Dinara Safina.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's enthralling and powerful play has invoked memories of last year's run to the Australian Open final. Healthy and dominant again, there's something mystical about this giant talent.
Dissecting Rafael Nadal's shellacking of Roger Federer in the French Open final is quite simple: The Mallorcan bull was too good, tenacious and resolved, outwitting Federer in every facet of the game.
The usual suspects have qualified for the year-end championships in Shanghai -- Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Davydenko and Roddick. But a cast of 20 remain mathematically alive for the remaining three slots.