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  1. US Open - The Kei Nishikori effect

    Shaun Assael

    Now a global superstar, US Open finalist Kei Nishikori has changed the way Asians think about tennis.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  2. US Open - Peng Shuai brings greater glory to China

    Shaun Assael

    You might not think much of Peng Shuai's quarterfinal appearance in the US Open this season, but what she's accomplished goes deeper than any single individual performance.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  3. Players like Novak Djokovic are experiencing more wrist injuries ...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine, Shaun Assael writes that faster serves and longer seasons have wrists serving up big trouble for top tennis players.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  4. WTA-ranked tennis players Li Na and Peng Shuai launch new policy ...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Shaun Assael writes that Li Na and Peng Shuai have launched a tennis craze in China. But by challenging the communist sports machine, they've also forced the next generation to choose sides.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  5. Marion Bartoli wins Wimbledon and then retires - ESPN The Magazin...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Shaun Assael talks with Marion Bartoli about her Wimbledon win and subsequent retirement.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  6. Juan Martin del Potro looks to end reign of Federer, Nadal, Djoko...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview issue, Shaun Assael writes that four years after his U.S. Open title, Juan Martin del Potro is ready to end the reign of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  7. Wimbledon -- Questions surround Wayne Odesnik

    Shaun Assael

    Wayne Odesnik reportedly helped investigators who were looking into match fixing in tennis. But a story quoting documents from previously secret hearings raises the question of how much good he did. And he's facing another round of doping allegations.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  8. Tennis' lackluster drug testing and what's next

    Shaun Assael

    Tennis doesn't have a lot of doping cases because it doesn't do a lot of testing. But that's only part of the problem facing a sport in which the players are more powerful than ever and able to demand pay hikes, such as the 40 percent raise that will go into effect at Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  9. Laura Robson, Bernard Tomic, Jerzy Janowicz are players to watch ...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine, Shaun Assael writes about Laura Robson, Bernard Tomic, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic and Jerzy Janowicz -- four aces who will be rewriting storylines at this year's Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  10. espnW Headliners -- Why Sloane Stephens is NEXT in women's tennis...

    Shaun Assael

    Sloane Stephens is enjoying being the new it girl of American women's tennis and has gone on a charm offensive over the past year to become the WTA's official ambassador of fun.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  11. Tennis and the ITF are just beginning to feel the effects of Lanc...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine, Shaun Assael writes that while Lance Armstrong's doping scandal has sent the sports world reeling, the fallout is just beginning in the tennis world -- and is leading to calls for major changes and more testing.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  12. U.S. Open champion Andy Murray says final was unbelievable - ESPN...

    Shaun Assael

    New U.S. Open and Olympic champion Andy Murray spoke with Shaun Assael about the weight off his shoulders since winning, how long players can last in this game, and his bad habit on the court

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  13. Victoria Azarenka's rise to the top of the WTA rankings - ESPN Th...

    Shaun Assael

    Is Victoria Azarenka the new star that women's tennis craves? Or is she just the top-ranked player? Shaun Assael solves the mystery of Vika in ESPN The Magazine's Women in Sports issue.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  14. Tennis - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadar and Andy Murray target the c...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine, Shaun Assael writes about how the opponents of a re-engineered Novak Djokovic are gearing up to attack the cracks in his game and body.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011
  15. NEXT No. 5: Melanie Oudin - Shaun Assael - ESPN The Magazine

    Shaun Assael

    Melanie Oudin is taking women's tennis by storm.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2009
  16. The man who makes the tennis world nervous

    Shaun Assael

    Meet the man at the center of the first tennis gambling case to see the inside of a courtroom. His story of easy access to players and back-room betting shows just how vulnerable the game may be, writes ESPN The Magazine's Shaun Assael.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2008