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  1. Esther Vergeer: More than a number

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    Great athletes often become known by a number. Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game. Hank Aaron hit 755 home runs. Jack Nicklaus won 18 majors; Roger Federer has won 17. The movie about Roger Maris was called -- what else? -- "61*." But Esthe...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  2. When will Tsonga finally break through?

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    The ruling class of men's tennis continues to shrink. Last year, we talked about the big four -- Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. In 2012, after Murray's up-and-down spring, we've drifted toward the big thre...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  3. No reason to rationalize Federer's losses

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    Age 30 is a Rubicon for tennis players. Pass through that point of no return, the conventional wisdom has it, and your career can only decline. As anyone who even remotely follows the game knows, Roger Federer reached that milestone last August. Not ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  4. Get back into Davis Cup groove, Federer

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    Roger Federer has had more than his share of joy on a tennis court. Sixteen Grand Slams, dozens of other tournament titles, an Olympic gold in doubles: His career has surpassed the wildest dreams of any tennis player. The thrill of victory never seem...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  5. Roger Federer's hunt for vindication

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    How should we assess the state of Roger Federer's game as he prepares for the U.S. Open? Even more than his beloved Wimbledon, this tournament has been his rock, his island of success when all else seemed to be falling apart. In 2008, he careene...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  6. Roger Federer's hunt for vindication

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    No matter how many stumbles along the way, Roger Federer has typically left the U.S. Open in Slam-smashing form. Will that be the case again?

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2010
  7. French Open: Grading the players who fell short at Roland Garros

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    Now that Rafael Nadal and Francesca Schiavone have had time to bask in the afterglow of their French Open wins, it's time to examine what went wrong for a handful of players whose games flickered and failed at Roland Garros.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  8. French Open: How significant is Federer and Nadal's head-to-head ...

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    Does Federer deserve the honor given his record against Nadal?

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  9. Murray, Djokovic show it's not easy being Next

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    What a vast array of rising young talent we have on the ATP Tour. Unfortunately, no one seems capable of handling that stigma.

    Blog | Conversation | March 31, 2010
  10. 2009: The year of the trophy ceremony

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    The babbling joy, blubbering disappointment and gut-wrenching stoicism made tennis' trophy ceremonies nearly as riveting as the matches themselves.

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2009
  11. Has Nadal become too negative?

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    What's the biggest difference between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal? It isn't their biceps or their backhands or the state of their knees. It's their respective outlooks on life. Listen to what each had to say at his pre-tournament ne...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  12. Has Rafael Nadal become too negative?

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    Roger Federer believes his prospects are always favorable, while self doubt has seeped into Rafael Nadal's psyche -- and that's a problem.

    Blog | Conversation | August 11, 2009
  13. Five reasons Roddick is for real

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    The epic Wimbledon men's final was a career-changing event for the two guys who played in it. We know what it did for the winner, Roger Federer: He became the sport's greatest Grand Slam champion. It clearly will affect the future of the lo...

    Blog | July 09, 2009
  14. Five reasons Andy Roddick is for real

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    The epic Wimbledon men's final was a career-changing event for the two guys who played in it. We know what it did for the winner, Roger Federer: He became the sport's greatest Grand Slam champion. It clearly will affect the future of the loser, Andy ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2009
  15. Federer's biggest weapon? His name

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    Is there a defining pattern to this relatively late and non-dominant stage of Roger Federer's career? If so, I'd say it's this: He goes down early to a solid second-tier player in the fourth round of a major, looks confused, indifferen...

    Blog | June 03, 2009
  16. Federer's biggest weapon? His name

    Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

    Is there a defining pattern to this relatively late and non-dominant stage of Roger Federer's career? If so, I'd say it's this: He goes down early to a solid second-tier player in the fourth round of a major, looks confused, indifferent, and as good ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2009