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  1. Grigor Dimitrov could be tennis' next big superstar - ESPN The Ma...

    LZ Granderson

    In ESPN The Magazine, LZ Granderson writes that Grigor Dimitrov's "it" factor has people banking on the handsome Bulgarian as the sport's next megastar.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  2. 2014 French Open: The rise of Grigor Dimitrov

    LZ Granderson

    The giggles on the other end of the line were totally unexpected. Maria Sharapova -- known for fiery fist pumps, icy glares and relentless cries of "Come on!" that often sound more like a calculated irritant for her opponent than a positive affirmati...

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2014
  3. Robin Soderling, Rafael Nadal's only French Open loss

    LZ Granderson

    Robin Soderling is the only player to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open. He reflects on being sidelined from tennis for two years.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  4. Jennifer Capriati still battling

    LZ Granderson

    Jennifer Capriati didn't just go away. She fought her addiction, she fought to get back into shape and she fought her demons. And in the process she scripted one of the most remarkable comeback stories in recent sports history.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  5. In Grand Slams, women should play five-set matches

    LZ Granderson

    There are times in which more is actually more. Matches in the tennis majors would definitely fit in that category. The women should be playing best of five sets.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  6. 2011 French Open Final could be Roger Federer's greatest match ev...

    LZ Granderson

    A win Sunday won't rewrite history, but it will go a long way in addressing that one nagging question dangling over his head: Can Roger Federer truly be the greatest ever, if his biggest rival owned him?

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  7. Venus and Serena Williams deserve farewell tour when they retire

    LZ Granderson

    When the Williams sisters retire, they deserve an ovation. They deserve a statue at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. They deserve to take a told-you-so curtsey before the naysayers.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  8. Can Rafael Nadal hold on to No. 1 in 2011?

    LZ Granderson

    Last season, we saw just how dominant Rafael Nadal could be as a predator. This year, we get to see him as prey.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  9. French Open: Serena Williams, Venus Williams still have to prove ...

    LZ Granderson

    Venus Williams' and Serena Williams' place in history is secure. These next two weeks will show whether their place in the present is as well, whether the current rankings are about their strength or a weakened field.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2010
  10. LZ Granderson: Roger Federer is a legend on clay, regardless of h...

    LZ Granderson

    Roger Federer is a legend on clay, regardless of whether he ever beats Rafael Nadal at the French Open.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2009