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  1. Tech It Out: Babolat AeroPro/Pure Control/Pure Strike

    Matt Wilansky

    It's hard to pinpoint the exact genesis of the tennis racket. Some reports suggest they go back as far as the 14th century. Crazy enough, though, from the late 1800s, when tennis truly began its descent on a mainstream sport, rackets didn't change mu...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  2. Rafael Nadal's withdrawal a serious setback

    Matt Wilansky

    Have you ever seen anyone play with the same kind of ruthless tenacity as Rafael Nadal? It's a rhetorical question, of course. No one has, and while the stats don't track such a thing, we all know it. But it's that same inexorable drive that has ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. US Open - Federer on fire heading to Flushing

    Matt Wilansky

    Don't look now but a certain 17-time Grand Slam champ in Roger Federer looks like a US Open favorite.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  4. Tennis - Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer trending high heading into...

    Matt Wilansky

    All indications point to Novak Djokovic dominating the summer hard-court swing, so is there any reason he won't?

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  5. Wimbledon - Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal mak...

    Matt Wilansky

    Between Rafa, Sharapova and Serena, this day at Wimbledon will be one we won't forget for some time, writes Matt Wilansky.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  6. Wimbledon - From Roger Federer to Serena Williams to Rafael Nadal...

    Matt Wilansky

    So much to do, so many storylines, so little time. So here you are: 50 Wimbledon storylines in 50 sentences.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2014
  7. French Open - Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer all ...

    Matt Wilansky

    Say what you want about the Big Four, but collectively, they've played inconsistently, raising questions about the state of the men's game heading into Paris.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2014
  8. Debate: Andre Agassi vs. Pete Sampras

    Matt Wilansky

    When a superstar talks about another superstar and compares said superstar to yet another superstar, it creates enough buzz to call pest control. Such was the case when Andre Agassi, in a recent interview with Singapore newspaper Straits Times, e...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  9. French Open - How Stanislas Wawrinka really became the man

    Matt Wilansky

    Don't look now, but Stan Wawrinka is quickly encroaching on Roger Federer's territory, writes Matt Wilansky.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  10. Rafa's losses raising questions

    Matt Wilansky

    As Rafael Nadal slogged off the court last week in Barcelona, something seemed somewhat amiss. Perhaps it was that a certain world No. 1 left town without biting down on another winner's trophy. Gone was his 41-match win streak and a shot at a record...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  11. Should we be concerned with Nadal?

    Matt Wilansky

    Rafael Nadal stood motionless for a moment or two deep in the second set. He looked confused and vexed, a rare sighting regarding the world's No. 1 player, especially on his oasis of clay. And when Rafa isn't moving his feet with the vintage inten...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  12. Desert should spawn familiar results

    Matt Wilansky

    You know what they say across tennis circles: Every once in a while an Ivan Ljubicic comes along. Never did that maxim seem more appropriate than in the desert of California four years ago. Ljubicic was a gifted player who reached as high as No. 3...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  13. Australian Open - Stanislas Wawrinka the shepherd boy beats Rafae...

    Matt Wilansky

    Perhaps Stanislas Wawrinka was the favorite all along to win the Australian Open final.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  14. Australian Open - Bad ending to great tournament for Roger Federe...

    Matt Wilansky

    Roger Federer fell flat against Rafael Nadal, but there were encouraging signs for the Swiss.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  15. Australian Open - Why Roger Federer might have the upper hand aga...

    Matt Wilansky

    Roger Federer faces a hand-impaired Rafael Nadal Down Under, which might be the advantage he needs.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  16. Australian Open - Agnieszka Radwanska, Stanislas Wawrinka could w...

    Matt Wilansky

    With an array of upsets at the Australian Open, we could have first-time champions.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014