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  1. 2010 French Open: Nine Americans who will always have Paris

    Joel Drucker

    Americans aren't known for their facility on clay, but a handful of U.S. men and women left indelible marks in the Grand Slam record books and the soft courts of Roland Garros.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  2. American men anxious to end clay-court anguish

    Joel Drucker

    Will 2008 be the same, trite story for the U.S. men at Roland Garros? Last year, all nine were vanquished in the first round. But for the top six Yanks, a little faith and determination may go a long way.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2008
  3. 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
  4. 32 reasons why Grand Slams might bore you

    Joel Drucker

    Grand Slams used to seed only the top 16 players. Now with twice as many players getting seeded, the potential for significant early-round upsets has diminished, writes Joel Drucker.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2007
  5. Noah's '83 title still holds fond memories for France

    Joel Drucker

    It's been 24 years since a native son won the French Open. Joel Drucker looks back at Yannick Noah, who was -- and still is -- so much more than just a tennis player.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2007
  6. Joel Drucker: Top 10 seasons of the Open era

    Joel Drucker

    Rafael Nadal has received his share of accolades for a historic 2008 campaign. But his performance pales in comparison to the raw dominance and brilliance displayed by others during the Open era.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2008
  7. Ashe, King propel tennis to new levels of awareness and popularit...

    Joel Drucker

    In 1968, amateurs and pros unified, boosting tennis into a new, unequivocal frontier. Joel Drucker looks back at the first decade of Open era tennis, from the "Love Double" to the "Battle of the sexes."

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2008
  8. 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