Men's tennis has witnessed some remarkable matches in the past decade. And it starts with the crowning of the all-time Grand Slam champ.
The only fair way to accurately describe Rod Laver is "tennis genius." He had the ability to smother opponents with power and finesse. And even with two calendar Grand Slams, statistics don't begin to tell the story of the sizzling Aussie.
2005 just ended and the 2006 season already is under way. Joel Drucker looks at the top five story lines.