Maria Sharapova beats virtually everyone else in the game but the space between her and Serena Williams is gulf-like. David Ferrer has done well, except against the Big Four. What explains the gap?
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are still very much formidable. But neither heads into Indian Wells as one of the best two players in the world.
Does tennis have a PED problem? In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant says that if players were smart, they'd start demanding some answers to the questions haunting their sport.
For Howard Bryant, 2012 will be remembered not only for the great players and the great matches and the terrific storylines, but also for the individual, sometimes history-shifting moments of competition.
Howard Bryant wonders if John Isner, Janko Tipsarevic and David Ferrer have reached their ceiling as players
The 2012 Grand Slam season will be remembered by many things, but the most significant of them is that it was the year the men's Big 3 evolved into the Fantastic 4, Howard Bryant writes.
Let's be real here: This is Novak Djokovic's U.S. Open title to lose. But that doesn't mean the other three guys won't try to steal the spotlight.
With Rafa Nadal out, there is a chance for a player such as David Ferrer or Tomas Berdych to break through to the semifinals at the U.S. Open.
Andy Murray so desperately wanted a nation to erupt with him as he held the Wimbledon winner's trophy. But again, his journey ended short.
Roger Federer should already be home prepping for the Olympics, but here he is, far more dangerous than ever.
Andy Murray says history doesn't bother him. But it bothers plenty of other people.
Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga have always been the wounded. But for one of them, Wimbledon might end years of torture.
Rafa is home, Rufus is missing and Serena is struggling. And that's only a small sample of a bizarre week.
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.
There was no drama on this day. Just an old-fashion Rafael Nadal beatdown on the dirt of Paris.
In a world of remote-controlled spider cameras and retractable roofs, why is darkness even a factor in the City of Lights?