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  1. Spotlight on Americans at Hall of Fame

    Peter Bodo

    In recent years, the steady stream of American male tennis players descending on London in mid-June to compete at Wimbledon have been coming back a week or more before the conclusion of the event, tails between their legs, freshly strung but unused r...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Wimbledon shows rise of Canadian tennis

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Vasek Pospisil has a lot of explaining to do these days. Things like, "what's happening with Canadian tennis?" "I've already answered this question so many times," said Pospisil, 24, who's already developed a standard version of his answer which b...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  4. A Belated Celebration of Wimbledon Doubles Champs: POPSOCK

    Corban Goble

    For good reasons, another Wimbledon final dominated the talk Monday. But on Saturday afternoon, something glorious happened. Jack Sock happened. A few notable threads to pull on here: * Jack Sock is an American tennis player, age 21, and is n...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  5. Serena's service woes showing up again

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Four double faults. That was how the most effective delivery in the history of women's tennis went out at Wimbledon. And not just regular double faults, either, but balls that barely got to the net or sailed across the box, sometimes even hitting...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  6. The Federer Shank: An Appreciation

    Rembert Browne

    On Sunday, at age 32, Roger Federer was a handful of points away from becoming the oldest Wimbledon gentlemen's singles champion in the Open era, which would have given him a record-setting eighth title at the All...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  7. When All Men Doubt You

    Louisa Thomas

    When Roger Federer steps onto Centre Court for a Wimbledon men's final, he has an aura he has earned but seems born with, a grace and superiority that seems a birthright. On Sunday, he seemed a throwback in so many ways. During the first set, he...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  8. Common thread for Djokovic, Kvitova

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic is a great tennis champion, but merely the latest in a long line of people to learn the hard way that it's always darkest before dawn. There Djokovic was, midway through the fifth set in the Wimbledon final, swinging the stringed s...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  9. Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic Just Bested His Coach, Boris Be...

    By beating perhaps the greatest player of all time on his favorite surface in the Wimbledon final on Sunday, Novak Djokovic didn't just retake the No. 1 ranking. He also surpassed his coach and his opponent's coach by winning his seventh ca...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  10. Wimbledon Is Very Forgiving of Players' Errors

    Statkeepers at Wimbledon have a . Often what looks like a player's bad mistake appears to the tennis tournament's official match-trackers to be the result of great play by the opponent. After tracking one of this year's&nbs...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  11. Get Off My Tennis Lawn!

    Don't let the Wimbledon headlines touting rising young stars fool you: More than ever, tennis is a sport for the old. Old is relative in tennis, which has a long history of teenage champions. But in the past five years, the average age of...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  12. Federer Rediscovers an Old Tactic at Wimbledon

    Roger Federer has charged to the Wimbledon semifinals thanks in part to a tactic he has rediscovered: charging the net. When Federer first won Wimbledon in 2003, the conventional tennis tactic on the grass courts was to serve and volley -...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  13. Does Tennis Need a Shot Clock?

    Tennis players are allowed to take 20 seconds before serving at Wimbledon, as they are in all Grand Slam tournaments. Some players think it's time for this rule to start being enforced -- with a "shot clock," a phrase borrowed fro...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  14. A Glimpse of Tennis Future: Rafa Goes Down

    Louisa Thomas

    Sure, you don't expect Rafa Nadal to lose in the fourth round only a few weeks after winning his 14th slam. Not to Nick Kyrgios, ranked 144th in the world. Not to a 19-year-old with a racing stripe shaved into his head. Even Kyrgios's mom s...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  15. Countdown 2 ‘Sharknado 2’: Your 29-Day Warning, With ...

    Holly Anderson

    July is upon us, the thick of the most glorious time of the year in which to slough off work for personal watercraft activities, televised tennis or soccer, and breaking down newly released footage of the Sharknado sequel. A reminder: It is set to ai...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  16. In the Valley of the Gods

    Louisa Thomas

    Serena Williams was tired. Her shots were tentative, her feet passive, her serve weak. When she hit an error and raised her arms in dismay, her arms looked heavy. Afterward, when she tried to explain why she lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Alize Cornet...

    Blog | June 30, 2014