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  1. Surprise, surprise: Who's the next Delpo?

    Stephen Tignor,

    In Melbourne, you need to predict the unpredictable. The Australian Open has historically been the stepchild of the Slams, unsure of its place on the calendar and marooned months and miles away from the other majors. For decades it kicked off the te...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  2. Surprise, surprise: Who's the next Juan Martin del Potro?

    Stephen Tignor,

    Which player is primed to have a breakout run in Melbourne? The grooving Nikolay Davydenko? Nadal killer Robin Soderling? We can only wait and see.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2010
  3. Do-over in the desert

    Stephen Tignor,

    The tennis season isn't just long, it's long in a strange way. It begins in grand style, with a January trip Down Under that culminates at the Australian Open. And then, well, nothing much happens for a month and a half. The Aussie Open is a sort of ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2008
  4. Thumbs up to the Novak show

    Stephen Tignor,

    It's clearer than ever that the Australian Open wants nothing more than to turn itself into the U.S. Open. First, there was the move from a private, grass-court club to a hard-court facility in a public park in 1988. Then there was the switch to blue...

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2008