JOURNAL, MADRID OPEN: Thoughts on Roger Federer's quick start, Naomi Osaka's emerging patterns, and David Ferrer's mental strength.
JOURNAL, MADRID OPEN: Assessing what kept the seeds safe on Monday, musing over Grigor Dimitrov's form, singling out the best of the WTA and more.
MADRID OPEN: After Rafael Nadal's loss, the semifinals hold fresh intrigue. Here are the final four by the numbers.
MADRID OPEN: Karolina Pliskova is the highest-ranked player in the semifinals, but who has been the best on clay this season?
MADRID OPEN: Simona Halep targets a third straight Mutua Madrid Open crown. But it's a strong draw.
MADRID OPEN: The second Masters 1000 event of the clay-court season has thrown up an intriguing draw.
Mutua Madrid Open: Eugenie Bouchard beat Maria Sharapova on Monday night. She competed well. But we should not yet herald her as 'back'.