Nadal, Federer duel for No. 1
A few thoughts as the season comes to an end ...
1. Provided you can make like the top players and summon the enthusiasm for one last tournament, pay attention to the results from the London Masters Cup this week.
Lots of storylines. Let's just hope we don't have an orgy of injuries, retirements and withdrawals.
2. The fallout from
3. At a later date, we can discuss where to assign and allocate the credit. But for now, some encouraging news from the USTA and the TIA: There are more than 30 million tennis players in the United States. Lord knows the sport has its issues, but it's encouraging to see that participation has reached its highest level in decades. Coupled with the success of the U.S. Open, those are some promising results for the sport, especially given the economic climate.