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  1. The Big Four is not going away soon

    Ed McGrogan

    As Novak Djokovic awoke from a slumber that helped Ernests Gulbis steal a set in their semifinal at Roland Garros, reality began to reemerge. The Big Four's third-most senior member closed out the Latvian interloper in four sets, then headed off the ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. Will Almagro be the next to break through?

    Ed McGrogan

    Stanislas Wawrinka has owned one of the most lethal one-handed backhands for years. But it was only this season, in his late 20s and after so many painful defeats, that he punctuated his slow and steady climb up the rankings with a signature breakthr...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  3. On any given day, Nalbandian unstoppable

    Ed McGrogan

    Can you imagine what it will be like when Roger Federer calls it a career? Or when Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray decides to put away his racket for good? Or even when Juan Martin del Potro, the only player besides the aforementioned fou...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  4. Unlikely tennis happenings in 2013

    Ed McGrogan

    Of all the tournaments Rafael Nadal could have made his return at, the VTR Open in the Chilean resort town of Vina del Mar is one of the least likely, based on the Spaniard's scheduling history. Nadal's South American sojourn got me thinki...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  5. With so much at stake, women's tennis is exciting this spring

    Ed McGrogan

    With so much at stake, women's tennis is the sport to watch this spring.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  6. Appreciate the 'Rafa Slam' quest

    Ed McGrogan

    Some people have discredited Roger Federer's 2009 French Open title because he didn't have to beat Rafael Nadal to win it. Now, let's say Nadal wins this month's Australian Open by defeating someone other than Roger Federer in th...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  7. Roddick's search for the second Slam

    Ed McGrogan

    When the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve 2030, we'll have all the answers. We'll know how many Grand Slam trophies Roger Federer finished his career with and whether Rafael Nadal -- or someone else, I suppose -- ended up surpa...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  8. Ten thoughts about 2010

    Ed McGrogan

    Year-end top-10 lists tend to summarize and surprise, and I expect this one -- the top 10 things that came to mind as the 2010 ATP season ended -- to do the same. You can't please everyone, and this year it's the Rafael Nadal fans who proba...

    Blog | December 01, 2010