From the language in Paris to the clay at Roland Garros, American tennis players -- with the possible exception of Serena Williams -- are out of their element at the French Open.
If you can't beat 'em, don't join 'em. That's the case for many Americans who have decided to stay home and play instead of tackling the European clay events.
So how about them fightin' words from Ivan Ljubicic, who said the Americans are running scared from the European clay? Let's just say the U.S. contingent didn't take it too kindly.
With Andy Roddick out, can John Isner and Sam Querrey take on the U.S. mantle at the Open?
Although Marathon John and Surging Sam catapult the new generation of American tennis, the old guard is digging deep to revive its collective career.
Who's going to win Wimbledon? We can't tell you for sure, but using a carefully devised formula, we have a good idea.
Sam Querrey takes the baton from his doubles partner as John Isner returns home after a memorable Wimbledon.
Can John Isner recover in time for his second-round match after the longest match ever?
To play more of less often in the run-up to Roland Garros? -- that is the question. First-round upset victim Sam Querrey didn't seem to have the answer, but he's hardly alone among pros in learning that pace matters.
Is it an unreasonable demand or fair burden for a clean sport? Players have mixed feelings about enabling anti-doping organizations to track their movements every day of the year.