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  1. Nadal makes presence felt on grass

    Whit Sheppard

    Like Roger Federer on clay, Rafael Nadal is the second-best player on grass. The Spaniard could be the player to beat at Wimbledon in coming years, Whit Sheppard writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2006
  2. Career Grand Slam complete for Bryan brothers

    Whit Sheppard

    The United States isn't going home completely empty-handed from Wimbledon. Whit Sheppard writes about the Bryan brothers completing the career Grand Slam.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2006
  3. Don't write off Nadal on grass

    Whit Sheppard

    With Rafael Nadal's advancing to his first Grand Slam Final other than on Parisian clay, don't diminish his chances of finishing off an improbable Wimbledon run Sunday, writes Whit Sheppard.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2006
  4. Belgian rivalry one-sided in recent years

    Whit Sheppard

    Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters are from Belgium, but the similarities end there. Whit Sheppard writes about a rivalry that Henin-Hardenne continues to dominate.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2006
  5. Bjorkman reaches second career Grand Slam semi

    Whit Sheppard

    Roger Federer breezed past Mario Ancic and into the Wimbledon semifinals. Whit Sheppard writes that while all eyes were on Centre Court, two unsung men played one of the most memorable matches of the tournament on Court 1.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2006
  6. Americans head home early, again

    Whit Sheppard

    Only one American reached the second week at Wimbledon. Whit Sheppard explores the state of American tennis after a disappointing showing.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2006
  7. Perry, not Venus, reaches second week

    Whit Sheppard

    Of the 14 women from the United States who were in the 2006 Wimbledon draw, most thought only one would reach the second week. Only one player did, but it wasn't Venus Williams. Whit Sheppard explains.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2006
  8. Momentum: a player's best (or worst) friend

    Whit Sheppard

    A set away from winning, James Blake collapsed in the third round at Wimbledon. Whit Sheppard writes about how momentum can come and go.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2006
  9. Agassi not ready for fortnight to end

    Whit Sheppard

    Andre Agassi's career is nearing its end and Rafael Nadal's is just beginning. Whit Sheppard previews the marquee third-round matchup.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2006
  10. Sharapova out to win, not prove a point

    Whit Sheppard

    Two years ago Maria Sharapova won her first and only Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. The question remains: Is Sharapova a one-Slam wonder or right on schedule?

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2006
  11. Blake edges closer to supplanting Roddick

    Whit Sheppard

    A breakout year for James Blake is getting better as he is on the verge of passing Andy Roddick as the top-ranked American in men's tennis. Whit Sheppard explains.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2006
  12. Roof can't come soon enough at Wimbledon

    Whit Sheppard

    With rain washing away much of first-day play, Whit Sheppard writes about plans to cover Wimbledon's Centre Court by 2009.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2006
  13. Federer opens with tough matchup

    Whit Sheppard

    Roger Federer is looking for his fourth consecutive Wimbledon crown. However, as Whit Sheppard writes, getting out of his section of the draw will be no easy task.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2006
  14. Turning point in Nadal's win came in two-game stretch

    Whit Sheppard

    Two games and 10 minutes turned out to be the turning point in the final of the French Open. Whit Sheppard explains.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2006
  15. Nadal among the great teenage athletes

    Whit Sheppard

    Everyone has been caught up in the accomplishments of what Rafael Nadal achieved before his 20th birthday. Everyone except Nadal.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2006
  16. Federer found a way to beat Nalbandian

    Whit Sheppard

    Roger Federer had just dropped the first set and was down a break in the second. But, as Whit Sheppard writes, the No. 1 player in the world found a way to come back against David Nalbandian.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2006