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Djokovic eager to tame Nadal in Monte Carlo

Updated: April 16, 2012, 6:28 PM ET
By Peter Bodo

One of the commendable qualities of the top ATP players today is that they don't duck one another. In fact, they often seem to go looking for one another, with the tacit understanding that great players ought to have great rivalries.

This wasn't always true. We remember how Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg spent a fair amount of time circling and sniffing instead of tearing into each other. Ivan Lendl also tap-danced around his rivals a bit early in his career as a contender.

And one ...

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