Ah, April. More than any other time of the season, it's Rafa's time.
Rafael Nadal has won an astonishing 15 titles in the month of April, with May (11), June (9) and July (7) coming next in his personal pantheon. Last year in the Monte Carlo final, his 81-match winning streak in April came to an end against Novak Djokovic. You'll be seeing quite a bit of these two as the clay-court season unfolds, beginning in earnest this week in Monte Carlo. ESPN3 will televise 100-plus hours.