Heading into Sunday's final there was no one younger than Marin Cilic, at the age of 28 years and 7 months, that had won a Masters Series title at any point in his career. Zlexander Zverev changed all that at the 2017 Rome Masters.
Rafi is surely back on display as Rafael Nadal has taken his 16 consecutive win at the ATP Italian Open without barely breaking a sweat.
In an announcement that probably won't surprise too many tennis fans, Roger Federer has elected to miss the 2017 French Open. Federer tweeted on Monday: "Unfortunately, I won't be playing @rolandgarros this year.
Rafael Nadal brought out his full force Rafi to win his fifth Madrid Title defeating Dominic Thiem 7-6 (8), 6-4 Sunday in the Madrid Open final to win his third straight title
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are staying on Andy Murray's heels for that world top spot ATP position. Rafi's win over Djokovic brings him another step closer after Murray's loss.
Rafael Nadal pushed himself giving his fans another reminder that he was the undisputed King of Clay and master of the racquet on Saturday when he defeated Novak Djokovic
Svetlana Kuznetsova is enjoying a great tournament at the 2017 Madrid Open. On Thursday evening in Spain she faced Eugenie Bouchard in the tournament's quarterfinals
Whatever was wrong with Marin Cilic for the first four months of the season may be history. The Croatian had a way of losing to much lower-ranked players to start 2017
Maria Sharapova, who made a semifinal appearance last week in her return to women's tennis in Stuttgart, may or may not get a Wild Card into the qualifying draw at Roland Garros later this month.