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.
Juan Martin del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roger Federer find themselves at crossroads as the 2014 season kicks off.
It's good to be a big man in tennis these days -- well most of the time.
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.
When it was all said and done, seven former top-ranked players were out of Wimbledon and a player ranked in the 100s will earn a quarterfinal berth. A strange day indeed, Howard Bryant writes.
It was a day of devastating attrition as players pulled out of Wimbledon in record fashion.
Who better to take advantage of the hole Rafael Nadal left than John Isner?
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal want the Wimbledon title. But they'll need to get past each other in the quarterfinals first.
Howard Bryant wonders if John Isner, Janko Tipsarevic and David Ferrer have reached their ceiling as players
Perhaps now we can start talking about what Roger Federer has done -- not what he hasn't.
Watch out, world. John Isner's big game is producing big-time results. And that's a scary thought to anyone in his way.
Don't look now but men's tennis is about to be taken over by behemoths with big-bombing serves.