Alexander Zverev, currently ranked 118th in the world, may not be a household name for tennis fans that only follow the Grand Slam tournaments. However those that follow tennis more broadly know that the German, who just turned 18-years old on April 20th, is a player that may be destined for the top.
Rafael Nadal is going through a transition in his career like many athletes, and after riding high for so long, he's hit the number five position on the ATP rankings chart which is his lowest in two years.
The 2016 Canadian Masters are scheduled to start next week with a final on the last day of the current month. Despite offering 1000 ranking points to the winner and significant prize money
Rafael Nadal is in this week's ATP Basel draw, a 500-series tournament that he has not contested many times in his career. He will be looking at improving on his quarterfinal result from 2014 and, based on how the Spaniard has played post-US Open, Rafa appears poised to do that.
The final for ATP Rio 2015 (Rio Open) is set following semifinal results on Saturday. Rafael Nadal, Fabio Fognini, and David Ferrer were all in action earlier with two of those players advancing to Sunday's final.
Novak Djokovic has torn through the 2015 Miami Open Masters pretty quickly and easily, but he did meet a very tough match with Alexandr Dolgopolov. That match showed he may be the number one worldwide ranked tennis player, but there's still plenty of competition ready to take his place.
Rafael Nadal, winner of fourteen Grand Slam titles to date, had an inconsistent year in 2014. After starting last season out strong with a title in Doha (d. Monfils), the Spaniard then made the final of the 2014 Australian Open