The sky has been falling for a long time for the Americans men on clay. And there's nothing to suggest this will change anytime soon.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that Rafael Nadal heads into the French Open haunted by a bad back, low confidence and, most daunting of all, the specter of facing Novak Djokovic.
Ready or not, here comes the irrepressible Rafael Nadal. And no, it's not on the comfort of clay.
On the court, life has been fabulous for Serena Williams. But off it, things haven't gone so smoothly.
Lighting was not going to strike twice in the same spot as Serena Williams made sure she proved her early 2012 exit was a fluke, Howard Bryant writes.
We won't see a Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic final rematch, but will the two clash in the semis?
The tennis world has an abundance of respect for Novak Djokovic but a curious absence of universal love. The world No. 1 player continues to fight for crowds in the shadow of Federer-Nadal.
Intimidation is far secondary to the efficiency and power of Serena Williams' game. They are the reason she's so intimidating.
The big four are the big four. Yawn. We know where to find them deep into the majors. If you want intrigue, though, look no further than these unpredictable outsiders.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffered a heartbreaking loss at the French Open. And that might be the best thing that could have happened to him.
After a nice, long break, Rafael Nadal reminded Novak Djokovic, and all of us, why he owns the French Open.
Rafael Nadal proved he never had a tennis problem, just a Novak Djokovic problem. One that ended in Paris.
Nothing can stand in the way of Novak Djokovic's and Rafael Nadal's bid for history -- except each other.
Impressive? Nah. Breathtaking? Better. But Rafael Nadal's play has been nothing short of frightening.
Novak Djokovic is nearing the end of his great quest. But he'll have to beat the game's best and fend off the mounting pressure first.