Sports luminary Art Spander, on duty providing website coverage of the BNP Paribas Open for Palm Springs Life this week, chats about the defending singles champs, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep. Which one is a clear-cut favorite and which one has work ahead?
Spander breaks both players down and gives his case for why Djokovic is the guy to beat in the men's bracket, while Serena Williams' presence leaves Halep with a major roadblock to possibly overcome in the women's.
Bill Dwyre, a former sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, will take over BNP coverage for Palm Springs Life starting March 14 through the crowning of a women's and men's singles champions.
VIDEO: Hear from legendary sportswriter Art Spander on Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep.