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  1. The Minute After Midnight: The Big Four Era in Men’s Tennis...

    Brian Phillips

    Empires fall, but seldom all at once. They fall slowly, piece by piece. Barbarians mass on the borders. Unrest builds in the capital. Weak rulers poison strong ones. The army wins battles but loses provinces. The collapse can take years. Afterward, n...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. About Last Night: The Djok Is on Murray

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy refamiliarizing yourself with the Win Forever Pyramid, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Novak Djokovic outlasted Andy Murray to advance to the U.S. Open semifinals with a 7-6, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  3. Ladies and Gentleman

    Louisa Thomas

    There was nothing more for Andy Murray to do. He had already changed history. He had already relieved, if only for a moment, an entire nation's sense of self-despair. He had won the only tournament he ever needed to win. He had dropped his...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  4. Grantland Dictionary: Tennis Edition

    Brian Phillips

    The word tennis is easy to define; it's a noun that means "an energetic leisure pursuit invented by the upper classes as an alternative to playing sports." Try to discuss the finer points of the game without a thorough grounding in its...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  5. Today in Twitter Beefs: Andy Murray’s Mom vs. Yoko Ono

    Brian Phillips

    You're wrong about your mom, you know. You think she's thinking about you right now. You think she's staring out the back window at your old tire swing, remembering times gone by. You think she's sighing plaint...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  6. The End of Ivan and Andy

    Brian Phillips

    Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl are splitting up. If you follow tennis closely, chances are you're already deep in the grief cycle; if you're only a casual fan, I'm sorry to have to type words that will knock the bottom out o...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Peyton's Seventh Heaven

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting so jacked for football that you passed out at 1:30, here's what you missed in sports last night: Peyton Manning was at his best, throwing for an NFL record-tying seven touchdowns in the Broncos' 49-27 win over the B...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  8. Rembert Explains America: Discovering the Glorious All-Iowa Lawn ...

    Rembert Browne

    Good lord, my handwriting was bad. As I crumpled up the chicken scratch–filled first draft and found a new piece of paper, I realized I didn't know what to say. Arriving 10 minutes earlier at the house only to be greeted by barks from the ho...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Quoth the Ravens

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting way too excited about preseason football, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens sent a message to the league with a 44-16 preseason win over the Tampa Bay Bu...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  10. About Last Weekend: Rocket Man

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy spending your holiday weekend reeling after rewatching Independence Day only to discover that, Pullman and Goldblum aside, it's a pretty bad film, here's what you missed in sports over the July 4 weekend: Houston secured th...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  11. Andy Murray wins Wimbledon

    Brian Phillips

    Andy Murray, who carried the dreams of a nation, is finally a Wimbledon champion.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  12. Notes From Roland Garros, Pt. 3: Does France Have a Tsonga Proble...

    Wesley Morris

    It wasn't unthinkable that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could beat Roger Federer. On clay. In Paris. At Roland Garros. Maybe it was even likely. Tsonga is one of a handful of men who knows how to play Federer on any surface, how to stand strong under his relen...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  13. About Last Weekend: It's All About the Cardinals

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy planning the ultimate prank (hint: you need Krazy Glue, a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and three rubber snakes), here's what you missed in sports last weekend. Despite a gruesome leg injury to reserve forward Kevin Ware, L...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  14. About Last Weekend: Novak's Threepeat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy breaking the last of your New Year's resolutions, here's what you missed in sports last weekend. Novak Djokovic became the first man to win three consecutive Australian Open titles in the Open era, topping Andy Murray 6-7, ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  15. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and the Australian Open finals

    Brian Phillips

    Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray in a blistering (literally!) Australian Open final.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  16. Australian Open Updates, Through 1.5 Rounds

    Rembert Browne

    At this very moment, there are no matches being played at the Australian Open. This is true for two reasons: (1) Everyone's asleep, because it's early in the morning, and (2) we, the East Coast liberal media elite, need time to write about what happe...

    Blog | January 16, 2013