The busiest month in tennis (17 ATP and WTA events) continues with five tournaments and some screaming storylines: Juan Martin del Potro, already a two-time Comeback Player of the Year, returns in Delray Beach, Angelique Kerber can regain the No. 1 ranking with a win in Dubai and Nick Kyrgios defends his first title in Marseille against a strong field. Five of the top-ranked women are scheduled to play in Dubai, while 10 of the top 20 men are set for three events. Here's what else we should be watching for this week: Top seeds: No. 1 Angelique Kerber, No. 2 Karolina Pliskova, No. 3 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 5 Garbine Muguruza Notable storylines: Against the backdrop of
Ryan Harrison served up the ace that won him his first career ATP World Tour title, then stuck both hands over his head pointing index fingers skyward in celebration. Better yet, Harrison won before family, friends and supporters who watched him grow up in Shreveport, Louisiana, on a court at the tennis club he knew intimately before ever playing his first professional match here. Harrison beat Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Memphis Open at The Racquet Club.
- Roger Federer revealed on Monday he wants to join forces in doubles with arch rival Rafael Nadal at the inaugural Laver Cup this year. The Swiss great made the confession at the unveiling of the new tournament scheduled for Prague in September which will pit a Bjorn Borg-captained European team against John McEnroe's rest of the world. Federer, who beat Nadal in the Australian Open final last month, admitted on Monday: "I've always wanted to play with Rafa... just because our rivalry has been so special.