|American men's tennis is on the rise|
|Taylor Fritz beat Rafael Nadal on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open in his native California, catapulting him to No. 13 in the world.|
The big picture: American men's tennis is on the rise again after struggling for years. There are currently seven Americans in the ATP top 40 (most of any country) and 12 in the top 100 (most of any country).
Truly amazing. I think that's one of the fun parts about Tennis. The different surfaces add some variety, the same way different shapes to baseball stadiums require adjustment.Nadal on clay is unmatched by any athlete in any sport: