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  1. The rise and fall of Rafael Nadal

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Editor's note: For two weeks, starting Dec. 8, ESPN.com is unveiling its 2014 tennis awards once per day. Dec. 8: Men's player of year | Dec. 9: Women's player of year | Dec. 10: Top men's matches | Dec. 11: Top women's matches | Dec. 12: Top sho...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Hispanic Heritage Month -- It's a good time for tennis in South A...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    South America has always had love for tennis, and with the Rio Olympics looming and more tournaments popping up on the continent, it's a good time for tennis there, writes Kamakshi Tandon.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  3. Tennis - Neck-and-neck to make tour finals

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Five spots still remain to qualify for the elite eight-player ATP Tour Finals field in London. So who has the best shot?

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  4. Tennis - Roger Federer, Serena Williams have a lot to play for th...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    The Slam season has come and gone, but this is not your cue to stop watching tennis -- unless you don't care about things like the return of Rafael Nadal.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  5. Nadal's absence leaves hardcourt hole

    Kamakshi Tandon

    The hardcourt season kicks into high gear this week in Toronto, but it's already very different from what we saw a year ago. Then, Rafael Nadal was on a rampage, winning the Masters events in Montreal and Cincinnati, and taking the U.S. Open to go...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  6. ATP players want more Masters money

    Kamakshi Tandon

    The back-to-back ATP Masters events in Toronto and Cincinnati begin this week, with the players competing on the court for about $7 million in total prize money. Behind the scenes, they're competing with the tournaments for an even larger amount. ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  7. Changed, rested Djokovic eyes hard courts

    Kamakshi Tandon

    It's quite a way to warm up for a wedding. Novak Djokovic gave himself a Wimbledon title as a present before marrying longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic this week at a luxury resort in Montenegro. The two are also expecting their first child, so D...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  8. Wimbledon - Rafael Nadal has gone from champ to challenger in Lon...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Given injuries and his last two showings at Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal is having a hard time convincing anyone he is a favorite this year in London, writes Kamakshi Tandon.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  9. Wimbledon - Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova found out why grass ca...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    With players struggling to find their footing, anything can happen in Wimbledon's first week, writes Kamakshi Tandon.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  10. Wimbledon - Roger Federer and the Big Four lead the way on grass ...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Rafael Nadal is your world No. 1, but when it comes to grass-court tennis, he has acted anything but the top-ranked player, writes Kamakshi Tandon.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  11. Keep an eye on injuries, mindset, youth

    Kamakshi Tandon

    What started out as a wild and wacky French Open culminated with two established champions, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova, taking the singles trophies. Now that the clay dust is settling, here's a look at what to watch following two weeks in R...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  12. French Open - Serena Williams, Ernests Gulbis take center stage i...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Injuries, viral videos, young guns and upsets galore took center stage in Paris, Kamakshi Tandon writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2014
  13. Surveying the injury epidemic in tennis

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Aching joints and muscles are nothing new on the men's and women's tennis tours, but the injury bug seems to be biting even more than usual this year. Three players who were coming off significant injury problems a year ago -- Roger Federer, Andy...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  14. French Open - Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova lead the clay-court r...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Here's a look at the players who have performed the best on dirt heading into the French Open.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  15. Tennis - Big Four searching for their way on clay

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Perhaps we can chalk it up to the a change in the landscape, but the first time in years, the Big Four all face some sort of adversity, writes Kamakshi Tandon.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  16. Indian Wells Tennis - Rafael back on comfort of clay as the Monte...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    The clay-court season begins and ends with Rafael Nadal. But here are a few other players to keep a close eye on as the tour moves to dirt, writes Kamakshi Tandon.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014