Serena Williams lost in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday, her earliest exit at a major tournament since falling in the first round at Roland Garros two years ago.
Exactly one year ago, as the world's best tennis players faced each other in London at the season-ending finale, Rafael Nadal couldn't even practice.
Novak Djokovic lost his top ranking to the resurgent Rafael Nadal, but lost no time in gaining some consolation with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Spaniard to claim the China Open on Sunday for the fourth time in five years.
Ready or not, here comes the irrepressible Rafael Nadal. And no, it's not on the comfort of clay.
Who thought Wimbledon would decimate the way it did? It was ugly, but it left us with plenty to talk about.
With an unexpected shot at greatness at Wimbledon, some of the underdogs bowed to the pressure of having a shot at a Grand Slam title, Howard Bryant writes.
Men's tennis may be going through a changing of the guard, and in that process, Novak Djokovic is standing taller than the rest of the field, Howard Bryant writes.
There's no easy way to say this: The days of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dominating are over.
It was a day of devastating attrition as players pulled out of Wimbledon in record fashion.
The way things are lining up, you might want to go all in on Novak Djokovic.
Who better to take advantage of the hole Rafael Nadal left than John Isner?
Considering Rafael Nadal lost early in Wimbledon last year and missed seven months, we can't help but wonder what's next this time.
Roger. Rafa. Murray. They're all in the safe half of the draw. Advantage, Djokovic.
Seven-time champion Roger Federer could face Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon -- their earliest meeting in any Grand Slam.
Top-ranked Serena Williams will team with John Isner to represent the United States in a star-studded field at the Hopman Cup international tournament in January.