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The next sports work stoppage: Tennis?

The power structure should listen to Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray

Originally Published: September 21, 2011
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Pain. Rest. Strike.

Tennis has a new mantra. Forget Game. Set. Match.

It's been replaced by the latest call from some of the game's marquee players to end the sport's grueling, global, near-death march through a calendar year's series of tournaments and have a true offseason, just like every other major sport on the planet.

Rafael Nadal, the world's No. 2-ranked player, ignited the buzz during the Davis Cup semifinals last week when he said players might take "strong ...

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