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  1. U.S. Open: 2010 tournament is an occasion for anniversaries

    Joel Drucker

    It's the start of a new decade, which means we should be able to expect -- for reasons that no one can quite explain -- the inevitable triggering of another historic U.S. Open occasion.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2010
  2. There's nothing prettier in tennis than winning ugly

    Joel Drucker

    What is it about tennis that skews our expectations toward the elegant and causes us to overlook the importance of a good grind? After all, there's nothing more attractive than victory.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  3. Why Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi struggle to coexist

    Joel Drucker

    Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are as gracious toward each other as they are competitive. So why don't Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi share the same reverence?

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2010
  4. 2008 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal leads...

    Joel Drucker

    Men's tennis has witnessed some remarkable matches in the past decade. And it starts with the crowning of the all-time Grand Slam champ.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2009
  5. Who would you take with your life on the line?

    Joel Drucker

    Roger Federer might be considered the best player of all time by the greater tennis lore, but is he the one warrior you'd want playing for your life?

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2009
  6. Mount Rushmore's four titans

    Joel Drucker

    Following grueling vetting and scrutinizing, here's why the quartet of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of tennis.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2009
  7. Joel Drucker: Tennis, rest a tricky balance

    Joel Drucker

    Only fatigue and injury can cease Rafael Nadal's domination on clay. But in today's daunting schedule, finding time to refresh is more important than ever.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2009
  8. Joel Drucker: What we learned at Indian Wells

    Joel Drucker

    While Roger Federer's waning will left him mired deeper in a sea of uncertainty, Rafael Nadal elevated his stature by waxing the Indian Wells field.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2009
  9. Joel Drucker: Pete Sampras can relate to Roger Federer's sorrows

    Joel Drucker

    If Roger Federer has a kindred spirit, it's Pete Sampras. The Grand Slam king not only appreciates Federer's dedication to greatness, but also painfully shares his tribulations.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2009
  10. Joel Drucker: Top 10 delights of 2008

    Joel Drucker

    He's lost a step. His reign is over. Do those sentiments ring true, Roger Federer naysayers? Well, he proved us all wrong with a galvanized performance at the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2008
  11. Against all odds, Williams sisters have dominated tennis for year...

    Joel Drucker

    From urban blight to the brightest sibling stars of our time, the Williams sisters redefined tennis. But it was the rise of Roger Federer that exemplifies the current decade of Open era tennis, writes Joel Drucker.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  12. More questions than answers coming off the Slam season

    Joel Drucker

    Now that the Grand Slam season is behind us, what have we learned? And what does it mean for the rest of the season and beyond? Joel Drucker knows.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2008
  13. Is Olympic tennis high-powered competition or fun in the sun?

    Joel Drucker

    In most sports, the Olympics present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an athlete to be a national hero. Tennis, however, is failing to take advantage of the camaraderie the Games offer and consequently marginalizing the buildup to the U.S. Open, writes Joel Drucker.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2008
  14. No shortage of spectacular moments from Federer

    Joel Drucker

    From the watershed 2004 Australian Open, where he became the world's No. 1 player, to his epic battles versus Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer has had many memorable moments.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2008
  15. Smart, disruptive offense from opponents hurting Federer and Nada...

    Joel Drucker

    Think the struggles of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are a fluke? Not quite. Opponents are entering matches versus the world's top two players with intelligent strategies, and it's paying off.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2008
  16. Federer hoping Higueras' wisdom rubs off in time for French Open

    Joel Drucker

    There's much more than meets the eye when it comes to assessing Jose Higueras. Roger Federer's newest coach has an understanding of the game that goes much deeper than merely striking tennis balls.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2008