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  1. Federer's emphatic statement at U.S. Open salvages deflated seaso...

    Greg Garber

    So close, yet so far. That was the theme of Roger Federer's season from the outset. But after a massive effort versus Andy Murray at the U.S. Open, the Swiss proved he is still a force to be reckoned with.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2008
  2. Serena ends magical U.S. Open with championship and No. 1 ranking...

    Greg Garber

    Serena Williams has had plenty of ups and downs since dominating tennis five years ago. But after claiming her third U.S. Open title, and the No. 1 ranking to boot, she appears to be stronger than ever.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2008
  3. History on the line for Rafael Nadal at the U.S. Open

    Greg Garber

    Evolving from the king of clay to grass master and Olympic gold medalist, a U.S. Open championship for Rafael Nadal would be one of the greatest seasons in tennis history.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2008
  4. Djokovic beats Roddick on court, trashes him off it

    Greg Garber

    Novak Djokovic's racket did the talking in a four-set win over Andy Roddick on Thursday night, but it was his on-court rhetoric afterward that stirred the Big Apple crowd.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2008
  5. Jankovic, Dementieva aching to win first career Grand Slam title

    Greg Garber

    With an opportunity to bolster their resumes, capture a first career Grand Slam title and secure the No. 1 ranking, Jelena Jankovic and Elena Dementieva have plenty on the line when they square off in Friday's U.S. Open semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2008
  6. Serena outplayed Venus during crucial moments

    Greg Garber

    Dramatics were not at a premium Wednesday night. Serena Williams simply played the crucial points smarter, vanquishing sister Venus 7-6 (6), 7-6 (7) in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2008
  7. Resurgent Roddick not buying Djokovic's sob story

    Greg Garber

    With all his physical ailments, it's hard not to pigeonhole Novak Djokovic as a hypochondriac. Although the beleaguered Serb might be playing possum, Andy Roddick knows he'll have his hands full.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2008
  8. Olympic fatigue catching up with Federer and the field

    Greg Garber

    Worn out. Taxed. Battered. Did anyone say the Olympics wouldn't hamper the players? Just ask Roger Federer, who needed five grueling sets to defeat Igor Andreev at the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2008
  9. One year later, Djokovic's game and image are still evolving

    Greg Garber

    A year ago, Novak Djokovic charmed the crowd at Flushing Meadows with his imitations. But has he gone from class clown to crass clown? Garber

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2008
  10. Federer's spirits remain high despite season of tribulations

    Greg Garber

    An indifferent season has temporarily stalled the Roger Federer Big Apple buzz. But the once-invincible king has remained optimistic and resolute in his quest for a fifth straight U.S. Open crown.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2008
  11. Querrey crashes into fourth round of U.S. Open

    Greg Garber

    Ho-hum ... the Williams sisters demolished their opponents Saturday at the U.S. Open. But American Sam Querrey, an unusual suspect, was not to be outdone.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2008
  12. Roddick overcomes disastrous start to get by Gulbis

    Greg Garber

    Despite fending off Ernests Gulbis in four sets at the U.S. Open early Saturday morning, Andy Roddick's overtly stressful second-round match was an ominous sign the world has caught up.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2008
  13. Little sis making big headway on WTA Tour

    Greg Garber

    Roiling emotions and unadulterated talent run in the family. But Dinara Safina has finally escaped the shadow of older brother Marat and is enjoying a breakthrough season.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2008
  14. Once No. 1-ranked player on the planet trying to regain form

    Greg Garber

    He has a suddenly fragile body and daunting U.S. Open draw. He has the unfortunate timing of playing in the same era as Roger Federer, while his biological tennis clock is ticking. But it's OK being Andy Roddick.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2008
  15. Federer hoping U.S. Open revitalizes his one-time dominance

    Greg Garber

    It was supposed to be his coronation as the all-time Grand Slam champion. Yet after a distressing season, this U.S. Open may determine whether Roger Federer is still a present-day star or past tennis legend.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2008
  16. Nadal looking to conquer the final chapter in a memorable season

    Greg Garber

    Rafael Nadal sits alone at the sports' pinnacle. The new world No. 1 evolved from a dirt specialist to a grass master, pulling off the arduous European Grand Slam double. But does he have enough left to surmount the daunting U.S. Open hard courts?

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2008