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  1. Robin Soderling, Rafael Nadal's only French Open loss

    LZ Granderson

    Robin Soderling is the only player to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open. He reflects on being sidelined from tennis for two years.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  2. No pressure for Roger Federer, but that will change

    LZ Granderson

    Roger Federer has been playing well out of the favorite spotlight. Can he maintain that internal calm as his last shot at his Olympic dreams approaches or if he gets within striking distance of the No. 1 ranking?

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  3. Maria Sharapova is in Wimbledon final and relevant to Grand Slams...

    LZ Granderson

    It's been awhile since casual fans in the U.S. had a reason to watch any women's tennis player not named Serena or Venus. Maria Sharapova's play at Wimbledon changes that.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2011
  4. 2011 French Open Final could be Roger Federer's greatest match ev...

    LZ Granderson

    A win Sunday won't rewrite history, but it will go a long way in addressing that one nagging question dangling over his head: Can Roger Federer truly be the greatest ever, if his biggest rival owned him?

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  5. Novak Djokovic's 2011 among greatest tennis years ever

    LZ Granderson

    This six-month stretch of tennis is already enough to put Djokovic's 2011 season in the conversation as the greatest season we've ever seen.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2011
  6. Can Rafael Nadal hold on to No. 1 in 2011?

    LZ Granderson

    Last season, we saw just how dominant Rafael Nadal could be as a predator. This year, we get to see him as prey.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  7. Even shorter ATP season would be good for tennis

    LZ Granderson

    The ATP has discussed cutting two to three weeks off the season. Tennis should cut even deeper and end the season shortly after U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2010
  8. Granderson: Will Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal face off again?

    LZ Granderson

    It used to be a foregone conclusion that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal would duke it out for at least one Grand Slam per year. But up until now, six Slams have passed without them meeting. The U.S. Open awaits a potential matchup.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2010
  9. Is Mardy Fish the Cinderfella to root for at the U.S. Open?

    LZ Granderson

    Last year's knee surgery was the catalyst for Mardy Fish's new, sharper focus. Even though he's been playing lights-out tennis of late, he's still a U.S. Open dark horse. But what's a major tournament without a Cinderfella to root for?

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  10. Roger Federer is greater than Tiger Woods because tennis demands ...

    LZ Granderson

    Why is Roger Federer, who is headed to yet another Grand Slam final, greater than Tiger Woods? No sport demands more mentally from an athlete than professional tennis.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2010
  11. LZ Granderson: There's a delicate balance to maintain when a male...

    LZ Granderson

    LZ Granderson has some advice for crying male athletes: You need to study the man-cry master, Denzel Washington.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  12. LZ Granderson: Roger Federer is a legend on clay, regardless of h...

    LZ Granderson

    Roger Federer is a legend on clay, regardless of whether he ever beats Rafael Nadal at the French Open.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2009
  13. There's no quit in Kobe, but there is in Federer

    LZ Granderson

    There's a sharp contrast between Kobe Bryant and Roger Federer, and we saw what it is this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2008
  14. Tragic deaths taught Federer and Sampras to live for the moment

    LZ Granderson

    As Roger Federer continues his quest to supplant Pete Sampras, LZ Granderson writes how tragic deaths fueled both players to new heights.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2008
  15. A Mallorca state of mind

    LZ Granderson

    The easygoing personality of tennis superstar Rafael Nadal can be traced to his Mallorcan roots, writes Page 2's LZ Granderson.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2007