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The return of big-boy tennis

Updated: March 14, 2012, 9:48 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- It isn't exactly Legionnaire's disease, but the 2012 BNP Paribas Open will be known for two things: The first is the Coachella Valley mystery illness that has knocked out nine players so far, and weakened Roger Federer.

According to the Eisenhower Medical Center, the virus is passed through air and symptoms include vomiting, fever and subsequent diarrhea. It is said to last 24 to 48 hours. Francesca Schiavone, Gael Monfils, Vera Zvonareva, Andreas Seppi, Philipp Kohlschreiber ...

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