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  1. Australian Open - Who is the new Roger Federer?

    Melissa Isaacson

    After defeating Andy Murray, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer looks primed for more.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  2. U.S. Open 2013 -- Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic and propels h...

    Johnette Howard

    Rafael Nadal's US Open victory means Roger Federer and Pete Sampras should watch out.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  3. Debating Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal greatness

    Howard Bryant

    Watching a revived Rafael Nadal raised anew the question of what it takes to be considered the greatest of all time. Should more weight be given to Roger Federer's major wins or Nadal's head-to-head supremacy?

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  4. John McEnroe: Rafael Nadal might become best player ever

    Roger Federer may have the most Grand Slam titles, but John McEnroe says Rafael Nadal is building a resume that could make him the greatest of all time.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  5. Why Serena Williams isn't the greatest of all time just yet

    Stephen Tignor,

    "Serena Williams: Love Her, Hate Her, She's the Best Ever." That's the line that greeted us on last week's post-Wimbledon issue of Sports Illustrated. It was a surprise in one sense. Serena, despite her continued dominance, has yet to match the care...

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  6. French Open: Is Rafael Nadal the greatest clay-court player of al...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Rafael Nadal still has seven matches to go before he can take the title in Paris, but has he already taken the title of the greatest-ever player on clay?

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  7. Wimbledon: Experts weigh in on Roger Federer's record 15th Grand ...

    Greg Garber

    Roger Federer's journey began at the All England Club six years ago. Now he owns a record 15 Slams. The experts put it in perspective.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2009
  8. Kamakshi Tandon: Fourteen reasons why Roger Federer is the greate...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Rod Laver won the season Slam, and Pete Sampras battled stiffer competition. That's all fine and dandy, but here are 14 reasons why Roger Federer towers above them all.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  9. Greg Garber: Where is Roger Federer in the pantheon of greats?

    Greg Garber

    Roger Federer conquered destiny. He's surmounted nearly every obstacle in his path and set the bar to unprecedented levels. Is he the greatest of all time? The experts assess.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2009
  10. It's all going to work out perfectly for Federer

    Peter Bodo,

    Roger Federer will find his abandoned form in Madrid, upset Rafael Nadal in the final and head into the French Open in high gear. That's plausible -- right?

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2009
  11. Laver in a class of his own

    Peter Bodo,

    I won't go so far as to say that Rod Laver is off the radar when it comes to athletes whose reputations have long outlived their careers, but it's remarkable how often his name is tossed into the "Greatest of all time" debate almost as an afterthough...

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2008
  12. Precocious Borg captivated public with robotic demeanor, lethal g...

    Ravi Ubha

    He'd saunter onto the court with his long locks, headband and ice-cool demeanor. The ladies cherished him, while his modern strokes transcended the game. Bjorn Borg was a rock star with a racket, and by age 26, was one of the greatest of all time.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2008
  13. Federer flourishing as ambassador

    Peter Bodo,

    Roger Federer's main occupation is winning Grand Slam tennis titles and staying on track to becoming the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), so how come he's such an amenable, compassionate, diplomatic, laid-back guy? We're trained to forgive our champions...

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2007
  14. The great GOAT divide

    Peter Bodo,

    It's late on Election Day as I write this, so it seems as good a time as any to explore tennis' very own Great Divide -- the one between thundering Pete Sampras, hailed just a few short years as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), and the silken Swiss, ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2006
  15. Tennis - Last golden opportunity for Roger Federer, Serena Willia...

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer and Serena Williams are two of the all-time greatest. Now they just need to top off their résumés with a little gold.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  16. Nadal-Djokovic: A look at the rivalry

    Stephen Tignor,

    By the time I got back to the press room outside of Rod Laver Arena, the discussion was well underway: "Was this the greatest tennis match of all time?" Reporters from all over the world asked each other that as we stood milling around our desks, wai...

    Blog | February 15, 2012