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  1. Rafa-Fed rivalry renewed, but for how long?

    Matt Wilansky,

    Where were you the first time you saw Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play? For me, it was my final day at my previous job here at ESPN. I was sitting at my desk, packing boxes and glued to the final of the 2005 NASDAQ-100 Open in Key Biscayne (now t...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  2. Djokovic's movement too much for Federer

    Matt Wilansky,

    Roger Federer has spoken quite candidly about that YouTube-worthy shot Novak Djokovic hit against him in the U.S. Open semifinals last year. Federer, to summarize, said he couldn't believe Djokovic had the backbone to unleash such an inexplicabl...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  3. Breaking down Nadal, Federer

    Matt Wilansky,

    There's something about the anticipation alone in Rafa-Roger that's unparalleled in the tennis circle. It goes beyond the storied rivalry and the indelible matches we speak of with such zeal to this very day. There's also a much more s...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  4. The case against silent Roger Federer

    Matt Wilansky,

    Well, it appears they're not besties after all. After a career-long congenial relationship between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, the tension meter suddenly set off some alarms when Nadal took a swipe at his rival for failing to back his fello...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  5. Why it's good to be Federer, not Djokovic

    Matt Wilansky,

    What have you done for me lately? It's one of the great truisms in sports. It's OK if you're the bigger loser, as long as you eventually win -- and win last. Just ask Roger Federer. How much less does his Slam-less season mean now t...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  6. Say thank you, Roger Federer

    Matt Wilansky,

    Soon after Roger Federer's historic collapse, the hysteria began. The beginning of the end. His last great chance to win Wimbledon. Yep, just more hyperbolic moments in the life of the "Slam King." This is nothing new, of course. With every win...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  7. Embrace tennis's new top rivalry

    Matt Wilansky,

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Deny the facts, if you must. The greatest rivalry in tennis is no longer. The beatdown Rafael Nadal handed Roger Federer at the Sony Ericsson Open semifinals signaled more than a sloppy day at the office for Roger Federer. The ...

    Blog | April 02, 2011
  8. Why do we continue to question the world No. 1?

    Matt Wilansky,

    We've had a little more than a week to digest and dissect Roger Federer's latest Grand Slam title. So what, if anything, did we learn from Slam No. 16? First and foremost, it's time to stop doubting Fed. He has made a mockery of us, t...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  9. Top five Wimbledon "Thrillers"

    Matt Wilansky,

    In memory of Michael Jackson, we give you the top five Wimbledon "Thrillers" since 1990.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2009