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  1. No reason to rationalize Federer's losses

    Stephen Tignor,

    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
  2. U.S.'s loss is tennis world's gain

    Stephen Tignor,

    The tennis week is still young, but we've already had a couple of newsworthy developments. On Tuesday, Wimbledon announced that, at the urging of the ATP's top four players, the tournament has increased total prize money 10 percent, and pro...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  3. Why is Rafa so relentless?

    Stephen Tignor,

    Since I started to watch tennis in the late 1970s, there's never been anything like it. Never has a player, at least a male player, carved out an extended fortress for himself in the middle of the season and proceeded to defended it so thoroughl...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  4. Get back into Davis Cup groove, Federer

    Stephen Tignor,

    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. Who gains the most in the Peer story?

    Stephen Tignor,

    Which is the bigger tennis news out of the United Arab Emirates this week? That Shahar Peer of Israel, who was denied a visa into the country one year ago, is currently playing and winning in Dubai? Or that another, non-Israeli WTA player, Jelena Jan...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  6. Who gains the most in the Shahar Peer story?

    Stephen Tignor,

    First Israeli Shahar Peer broke down Dubai's borders, and now Jelena Jankovic is moving to this lavish city. It only reinforces the notion that money talks.

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2010
  7. When the grass wasn't greener

    Stephen Tignor,

    Never content with the sport as it is, tennis fans, writers, players and pundits have a complaint for every season. Sometimes it's just a two-week problem, as is the case each year during Wimbledon. Once upon a time, the grass was too fast and needed...

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2007
  8. Three questions for clay season

    Stephen Tignor,

    Tennis' spring shift from hard courts to red dirt used to mean a severe loss of interest among U.S. fans. The tour vanished to Europe, the players emerged from somewhere in South America, and the rallies were too long and loopy for our attention span...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2007