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  1. When will Tsonga finally break through?

    Stephen Tignor,

    The ruling class of men's tennis continues to shrink. Last year, we talked about the big four -- Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. In 2012, after Murray's up-and-down spring, we've drifted toward the big thre...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  2. Pressure building for Djokovic, Nadal

    Stephen Tignor,

    It's time for liftoff again on the men's tour. In this golden era of the ATP, no section of the season has run quite as hot as the clay-court season. Tension always builds as the players slide and grind their way across Europe, from Monte C...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  3. Nadal-Djokovic: A look at the rivalry

    Stephen Tignor,

    By the time I got back to the press room outside of Rod Laver Arena, the discussion was well underway: "Was this the greatest tennis match of all time?" Reporters from all over the world asked each other that as we stood milling around our desks, wai...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  4. History against Novak Djokovic in 2012

    Stephen Tignor,

    We know that the calendar-year Grand Slam is the Holy Grail of men's tennis. It's such a rare feat, having been accomplished just once during the Open era. Forty-two years ago, Rod Laver pulled off the remarkable accomplishment, and since t...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  5. Will the pressure of the streak affect Djoker?

    Stephen Tignor,

    Novak Djokovic won his 36th straight match Thursday in Rome, his 34rd straight to begin the season. Only one male player in the Open era has started a year better, John McEnroe, who won his first 42 matches of 1984. Unfortunately for Johnny Mac, nobo...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  6. Win or lose, Djoker's swagger is back

    Stephen Tignor,

    Can Djokovic avoid the curse of Indian Wells? There can be no greater advertisement for the futility of making long-term predictions in tennis than the case of Novak Djokovic. At the start of last year's U.S. Open, nearly three years after his ...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  7. What's next for Novak Djokovic?

    Stephen Tignor,

    It's Rafael Nadal's world at the moment, and rightfully so: At the U.S. Open, Nadal became the first man since Rod Laver to win three consecutive Grand Slams on three very different surfaces. Still, it was hardly a surprise that the No. 1 p...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  8. Tennis: What's next for Novak Djokovic?

    Stephen Tignor,

    Rafael Nadal's U.S. Open win was not a surprise. What's intriguing for the immediate future of the men's game was the performance of Novak Djokovic.

    Blog | Conversation | September 15, 2010
  9. Murray, Djokovic show it's not easy being Next

    Stephen Tignor,

    What a vast array of rising young talent we have on the ATP Tour. Unfortunately, no one seems capable of handling that stigma.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2010