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  1. Can Rafa be Rafa again?

    Stephen Tignor,

    The long wait for Rafael Nadal's return is, as of today, over. He is tentatively scheduled to begin his comeback from his latest round of knee troubles at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, starting Dec. 27. If all goes as planned...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  2. When will Tsonga finally break through?

    Stephen Tignor,

    The ruling class of men's tennis continues to shrink. Last year, we talked about the big four -- Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. In 2012, after Murray's up-and-down spring, we've drifted toward the big thre...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  3. Pressure building for Djokovic, Nadal

    Stephen Tignor,

    It's time for liftoff again on the men's tour. In this golden era of the ATP, no section of the season has run quite as hot as the clay-court season. Tension always builds as the players slide and grind their way across Europe, from Monte C...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. What's next for Novak Djokovic?

    Stephen Tignor,

    It's Rafael Nadal's world at the moment, and rightfully so: At the U.S. Open, Nadal became the first man since Rod Laver to win three consecutive Grand Slams on three very different surfaces. Still, it was hardly a surprise that the No. 1 p...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  7. Tennis: What's next for Novak Djokovic?

    Stephen Tignor,

    Rafael Nadal's U.S. Open win was not a surprise. What's intriguing for the immediate future of the men's game was the performance of Novak Djokovic.

    Blog | Conversation | September 15, 2010
  8. Rafa still a work in progress at U.S. Open

    Stephen Tignor,

    The courts of Flushing Meadows aren't ideal for Rafael Nadal, and based on early results, it will take a one-of-a-kind effort for him to win this tournament. Was there something a little different about Nadal in his first-round match at the Ope...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  9. Rafael Nadal still a work in progress at U.S. Open

    Stephen Tignor,

    The courts of Flushing Meadows aren't ideal for Rafael Nadal, and based on early results, it will take a one-of-a-kind effort for him to win this tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  10. Rafa and the rules

    Stephen Tignor,

    "The rules are the rules," Rafael Nadal said Monday when it was announced he would be fined $2,000 for receiving illegal coaching from his uncle Toni during his third-round match at Wimbledon. Nadal said he didn't believe Toni had done anything...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  11. Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal and the rules

    Stephen Tignor,

    It's one thing for Rafael Nadal to receive encouragement during matches and take his time between points, but it's another for him to bend tennis' rules past the breaking point. Here's hoping Rafa knows where to draw the line.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2010
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Murray, Djokovic show it's not easy being Next

    Stephen Tignor,

    What a vast array of rising young talent we have on the ATP Tour. Unfortunately, no one seems capable of handling that stigma.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2010
  16. Surprise, surprise: Who's the next Juan Martin del Potro?

    Stephen Tignor,

    Which player is primed to have a breakout run in Melbourne? The grooving Nikolay Davydenko? Nadal killer Robin Soderling? We can only wait and see.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2010