The Nadal-Djokovic rivalry is more about attacking, than one of finesse, reason for which it has blossomed into tennis' main event, Howard Bryant writes.
The US Open semifinals feature a pair of interesting underdogs, but a Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal final seems inevitable at this point, writes Howard Bryant.
The shotmaker dominated the metronome over the first two sets and then over the final three Richard Gasquet withstood David Ferrer's charge at the US Open.
Rafael Nadal's adjustments on hard courts have paid off so far, but he is about to be tested on the biggest stage, writes Howard Bryant.
Statistically, players who drop the opener generally end up with a sour face on match point, but all the world remembers is the great escapes.
Young Americans Victoria Duval and Donald Young enter the second round of the US Open on different sides of the fame game, writes Howard Bryant.
It's good to be a big man in tennis these days -- well most of the time.
Don't hand the title to Serena Williams just yet. Victoria Azarenka has her own agenda, one that includes a big trophy.
Ready or not, here comes the irrepressible Rafael Nadal. And no, it's not on the comfort of clay.
In ESPN the Magazine's NFL Preview issue, Howard Bryant writes that twins Mike and Bob Bryan will make you forget all about the sorry state of American men's tennis.
John Isner once again appears on the verge of a breakthrough, but Howard Bryant wonders whether Isner's weak return game will once again undermine his ascent.
Andy Murray carried around painful scars of losing -- but that all changed.
Andy Murray again has an enormous task; his name is Novak Djokovic.
Love him or hate him, Novak Djokovic has played some of the most epic matches in recent years. Nothing changed in the Wimbledon semifinals.
For Novak Djokovic, here's what he should know about his semifinal foe, Juan Martin del Potro: He's a beast.
Both Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro played with purpose, and now the semis are calling.