The three players to watch in 2014

Federer, Tsonga and del Potro at crossroads as another season begins

Updated: January 7, 2014, 3:01 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

The false narrative is the haven for the lazy. Unfortunately, it occupies some serious real estate. One false narrative in tennis is that nothing changes. Sure, it is true that three players -- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic -- have won 32 of the past 35 Grand Slam titles and two players, Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro, have won the other three.

On the secondary layers of the game, however, which exist so very near the top of the sport, change is the constant. Players ...

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