When the ATP Race standings were updated this week Andy Murray, the world No. 1, languished down at 13th. Unlike the actual world ranking that is a rolling 12-month points total, the Race standings are a gauge of form since January when everybody starts on zero. With the French Open starting on Sunday, Murray has accrued 1,210 to the 4,915 of Rafael Nadal and looks a pale imitation of the player who won his last 24 matches of 2016 to knock Novak Djokovic off his pedestal and seize power in men's tennis.
The Hoos are going for their third straight national championship. The Virginia mens tennis team are in the NCAA Championships for the sixth time in seven seasons and are looking for their third straight NCAA team title, and fourth in five seasons. Virginia will be facing a familiar foe in North Carolina, who is competing in the finals for the first time in program history.