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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. A Brand-New Kei: Is Nishikori the Next Great Men’s Tennis P...

    Louisa Thomas

    The sign of a possible sea change in men's tennis - however slow, however halting - came not when Stan Wawrinka beat Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open last year. It came a week earlier. It began with Kei N...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  3. Dear Novak, Love Roger: Two Tennis Greats Trade Emails During the...

    Brian Phillips

    From: Roger Federer <rogerfederer1@me.com> To: Novak Djokovic <serbianwaterpolo@info-net.rs> Date: September 8, 2014 5:03 PM Subject: :( Dear Novak, You watching this? xRF --- Roger Federer "What is wanted is not the will t...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  4. You Won't See Me: The Hidden Lives of U.S. Open Ball People

    Peter Macia

    At 3:37 p.m. on Day 9 of the 2014 U.S. Open, attention was the hottest commodity at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The air temperature in Flushing Meadows was 91 degrees, humidity 57 percent, heat index hellacious, but inside Arthur Ash...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  5. Vive La Monf: The Revitalized Man Who Can Beat Roger Federer

    Louisa Thomas

    It's been a long time since Gael Monfils has been considered a "relevant" tennis player - three years since he was the seventh-ranked player, 11 years since he was a young pro with no. 1 talent. It's been a...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  6. Ernests Goes to the Open

    Paul Wachter

    Ernests Gulbis can't help himself. The 25-year-old Latvian, ranked no. 12 in the world and seeded 11 here at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, is cruising through his first-round match. He's not playing particularly well, but hi...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  7. The Federer Shank: An Appreciation

    Rembert Browne

    On Sunday, at age 32, Roger Federer was a handful of points away from becoming the oldest Wimbledon gentlemen's singles champion in the Open era, which would have given him a record-setting eighth title at the All...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  8. When All Men Doubt You

    Louisa Thomas

    When Roger Federer steps onto Centre Court for a Wimbledon men's final, he has an aura he has earned but seems born with, a grace and superiority that seems a birthright. On Sunday, he seemed a throwback in so many ways. During the first set, he...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  9. About Last Weekend: Get Off My Lawn

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy shooting off fireworks to celebrate the start of the Tour de France, here are the top stories you missed in sports this weekend: Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title, outlasting Roger Federer for a thrilling 6-7 (7),...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Roger Federer prepares for the Australian Open at the end of his ...

    Louisa Thomas

    On the eve of the Australian Open, can Roger Federer remember how to be great?

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  12. Stanislas Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, and the Big Three at the U.S...

    Louisa Thomas

    Stanislas Wawrinka attempts a disruption of the Big Three at the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  13. The U.S. Open and Roger Federer's legacy

    Brian Phillips

    Watching Roger Federer lose, debating his future, and more from the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Tigers Roar in Boston

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy facing the ramifications of stealing plants off a wall, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: In a battle of the AL's top teams, Tigers starter Doug Fister spun a gem and Detroit got some late offense to top John Lack...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  15. Can Juan Martin del Potro or anyone else join tennis's Big Four?

    Reeves Wiedeman

    Can Juan Martin del Potro - or anyone else - join tennis's Big Four?

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  16. On Marion Bartoli, a Perfect, Weird Wimbledon Champion

    Louisa Thomas

    The weirdest thing about this year's Wimbledon is that the tournament isn't like this more often. Yes, nine of the 10 top women's seeds lost before the semifinals. Yes, Nadal, Federer, Serena, Azarenka, Sharapova, etc. Yes, the women's winner didn't ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013