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  1. Why the French Open needs to move

    Stephen Tignor,

    If we move elsewhere, maybe the site is going to be bigger, [but] we're going to lose part of our soul. These were the words of Rafael Nadal when he was asked last year whether the French Open should consider relocating in 2015. Rafa is nothing...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  2. Not everyone felt the love in Paris

    Stephen Tignor,

    This year's French Open will be remembered for the excellent play and emotional celebrations of its champions, Francesca Schiavone and Rafael Nadal. But before the rest of those two weeks in Paris fade in our minds, let's give a final grade...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  3. French Open: Grading the players who fell short at Roland Garros

    Stephen Tignor,

    Now that Rafael Nadal and Francesca Schiavone have had time to bask in the afterglow of their French Open wins, it's time to examine what went wrong for a handful of players whose games flickered and failed at Roland Garros.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  4. French Open: How significant is Federer and Nadal's head-to-head ...

    Stephen Tignor,

    Does Federer deserve the honor given his record against Nadal?

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  5. Changing of the guard?

    Stephen Tignor,

    Will this year's French Open be seen as a changing of the guard on the women's side? It's too early to say for sure, but you couldn't have drawn one up any better. World No. 1 and three-time defending champion Justine Henin retires two weeks before t...

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2008
  6. Clay: The real tennis?

    Stephen Tignor,

    Many compelling stories have cropped up during the French Open. There's the Roger and Rafa Show, the curiously meek effort by Serena Williams, and the Serbian Revolution. But is there a subtler change going on beneath the, ahem, surface on the men's ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2007
  7. Advice for Roger

    Stephen Tignor,

    There's only one story in tennis right now, Roger, and I think you know what it is: Can you beat Rafael Nadal on clay in time to win the French Open? When the year started and Nadal had his biceps handed to him by guys named Gonzalez and Youzhny, y...

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2007
  8. French stars continue to disappoint

    Stephen Tignor,

    The French know their tennis. Or, at the very least, they think they do. At Roland Garros, the crowds feel free to cheer and boo and whistle and stomp and chant as if they own the place -- no audience enjoys getting in the middle of a match and affec...

    Blog | August 17, 2011