With another French Open behind us, Rafael Nadal is trending sky high as Paris seems to bring out his best, Greg Garber writes.
Jack Sock needed only five games to advance to second round in French Open. Not a bad effort.
No one is hotter than Rafael Nadal this summer, but an old friend could cool him down at the US Open.
Before the turmoil and anxiety, the players were out prepping for Wimbledon. And not surprisingly, the mood was rather jolly.
Tommy Robredo is one of tennis' most tenacious survivors -- as he proved for a third straight time in Paris.
John Isner fought with gusto and heart, but after 8 hours, 27 minutes on court the past two days, it was too much.
Rafael Nadal needed everything in his arsenal to beat Tomas Berdych. His reward: A date with Roger Federer in the Aussie semifinals.
Considering his form, incentive and the revenge factor, there is no evidence Rafael Nadal won't be wearing the crown Sunday.