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  1. The Minute After Midnight: The Big Four Era in Men’s Tennis...

    Brian Phillips

    Empires fall, but seldom all at once. They fall slowly, piece by piece. Barbarians mass on the borders. Unrest builds in the capital. Weak rulers poison strong ones. The army wins battles but loses provinces. The collapse can take years. Afterward, n...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. The Old Man and the Sailboat: Tomas Berdych Reels in a Nadal-Size...

    Louisa Thomas

    Watching Tomas Berdych and Rafael Nadal play tennis is like watching two men compete against each other while performing two totally different activities. What Nadal does is a blazing mass of energy and passion and force, at once symphonic and chaoti...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  3. A Brand-New Kei: Is Nishikori the Next Great Men’s Tennis P...

    Louisa Thomas

    The sign of a possible sea change in men's tennis - however slow, however halting - came not when Stan Wawrinka beat Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open last year. It came a week earlier. It began with Kei N...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  4. Ernests Goes to the Open

    Paul Wachter

    Ernests Gulbis can't help himself. The 25-year-old Latvian, ranked no. 12 in the world and seeded 11 here at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, is cruising through his first-round match. He's not playing particularly well, but hi...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  5. A Glimpse of Tennis Future: Rafa Goes Down

    Louisa Thomas

    Sure, you don't expect Rafa Nadal to lose in the fourth round only a few weeks after winning his 14th slam. Not to Nick Kyrgios, ranked 144th in the world. Not to a 19-year-old with a racing stripe shaved into his head. Even Kyrgios's mom s...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Price Is Still Right

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy building a monument to Tim Howard out of stones and beard hair, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Tampa Bay starter David Price's streak of five consecutive starts with double-digit stri...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Can't Lose for Winning

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were cracking wise at a hipster hootenanny in São Paulo with your fancy friends with their bright buckles and colorful belts, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: * Team USA held on for a glorious 1-0 loss to Gr...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  8. About Last Night: The Bitin’ Bandit Returns!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were jet-setting down to Brazil like some kind of hipster hotshot, leaving About Last Night in the hands of an unstable sociopath, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: * Uruguay defeated Italy, 1-0, in World Cup action,...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  9. Everybody Suffers: A Pair of Painful Triumphs at the French Open

    Louisa Thomas

    The rivalry between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic is the best in tennis right now, but sometimes a little part of me wants to wave the white flag and cry, "STOP!" The best of their matches have produced the most exquisite pleasure and pain:...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  10. About Last Weekend: Rangers Can't Keep Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy exhausting all possible avenues to make sure that X Games cyclist Chase Hawk is in no way related to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk ... ALL possible avenues ... here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend:...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  11. About Last Weekend: Chrome Turns Two

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting swept up in Bortle-mania, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: California Chrome eased to a win at the Preakness, setting up a Triple Crown bid that may be derailed because of his use of nas...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  12. Nadal’s Land of Nod: Rafa Falls (Again) at the Barcelona Op...

    Louisa Thomas

    As a rule, if you're a top tennis player, you don't have a home. What you have is a residence, a training base, an empty house. You reside in Bottmingen and practice in Dubai. There is a place in Miami, a pied-a-terre in Pa...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  13. About Last Night: Bucs Win! Bucs Win!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy putting in place overly ambitious field-wiping plans, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Despite coughing up another double-digit lead, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took advantage of a distracted Miami team, beating th...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  14. The U.S. Open men's final

    Brian Phillips

    Witnessing Nadal's brilliance, Djokovic's ... Djokovic-iness, and Wawrinka's grand gesture in the final days of the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Spilling the Beans

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy being ready for some football, some Wednesday-night football, Wednesday-night football that is never going to come, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Tampa Bay Buccaneers corner back Darrelle Revis has said he'...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  16. On Marion Bartoli, a Perfect, Weird Wimbledon Champion

    Louisa Thomas

    The weirdest thing about this year's Wimbledon is that the tournament isn't like this more often. Yes, nine of the 10 top women's seeds lost before the semifinals. Yes, Nadal, Federer, Serena, Azarenka, Sharapova, etc. Yes, the women's winner didn't ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013