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  1. Will Clijsters recover for clay season?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Novak Djokovic became just the fourth man in more than 20 years to win the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami in the same season. He did it with plenty of oomph, downing Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer a combined four times. At next week's ...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  2. Tricky opener awaits Kim Clijsters in Oz

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- Day 2 of the Australian Open provides a pair of uncharacteristically fascinating duels. Lleyton Hewitt confronts familiar foe David Nalbandian, while women's favorite Kim Clijsters battles the how-the-mighty-have-fallen D...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  3. Major upset authors still lurk, if not in finals

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    The days of unexpected Grand Slam winners are over. Roger and Rafa can take credit for that, depriving the likes of Marcos Baghdatis and Mariano Puerta in recent years. Novak Djokovic fended off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the 2008 Australian Open, too. O...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  4. The long-awaited dream finale

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    LONDON -- Rafael Nadal pulled off the improbable at last year's Australian Open. Battling more than five hours against Fernando Verdasco in one of the most bruising encounters in tournament history, he returned less than two days later to beat R...

    Blog | November 27, 2010
  5. The Fed file: A chronicle of recent struggles

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    The warning signs were there for Roger Federer at the Australian Open. The usually silky Swiss was in trouble against Igor Andreev in the first round and, in the quarterfinals, versus another Russian in Nikolay Davydenko. Escaping, Federer then crui...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  6. Wimbledon 2010: Roger Federer's quarterfinals loss fits in bigger...

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Roger Federer's Wimbledon quarterfinals defeat to Tomas Berdych is part of a growing body of recent work that suggests the champ's reign might be coming to an end.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  7. American twin towers stand a chance?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    3. What hope for the American men? Remember 2007, when the U.S. men went 0-for-9 in the first round at Roland Garros? It was the first time since 1973 at the Australian Open no American men landed in the second round at a major -- and none was ent...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  8. 2010 French Open: Does John Isner, Sam Querrey or Andy Roddick ha...

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Yes, there's reason for optimism for the American men this year, but that doesn't necessarily translate into wins.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  9. Who's fit enough to survive Indian Wells?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    The crown jewels of the winter season are back, leading off with Indian Wells, and so are the big stars. Roger Federer, once again the undisputed men's No. 1, makes his first appearance since the Australian Open, as does Rafael Nadal, third in t...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  10. Anyone healthy enough to survive Indian Wells?

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Ah, top-notch tennis is finally back, but the question is: Which of the many ailing players will be able to survive the grind of Indian Wells?

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2010
  11. The best and worst from the Australian Open

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- The first Grand Slam of 2010 is over, sadly. Serena Williams continued to prove she's one of the greatest women's players of all time by landing a 12th major, while more and more will suggest Roger Federer is the gr...

    Blog | January 31, 2010
  12. Five things we learned from Federer-Murray

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- A match that promised so much didn't really live up to its hype. Thank, mostly, Roger Federer for that. Federer dumped Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11) in the Australian Open final on Sunday to extend his record tally of m...

    Blog | January 31, 2010
  13. Seven a lucky number for only a select few

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- Every Grand Slam event throws up a few surprises, and the Australian Open was no exception. Well, apart from Roger making another Grand Slam semifinal (yawn) and ultimately winning, and Serena doing what she does best -- stand...

    Blog | January 31, 2010
  14. Seven things we learned at the Australian Open

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    The Aussie Open saw its share of upsets, upstarts and even upchucks. Here are seven things we learned in seven rounds.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2010
  15. The best and worst from the Australian Open

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    Kudos to Roger Federer and Serena Williams for delivering in Oz. But there is plenty more to praise and, sadly, lament from the year's first Slam.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2010
  16. Five things we learned from the Roger Federer-Andy Murray final

    Ravi Ubha, ESPN.com

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Roger Federer is pretty good. But there are a few things we did learn.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2010