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  1. Australian Open - Who is the new Roger Federer?

    Melissa Isaacson

    After defeating Andy Murray, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer looks primed for more.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  2. Debating Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal greatness

    Howard Bryant

    Watching a revived Rafael Nadal raised anew the question of what it takes to be considered the greatest of all time. Should more weight be given to Roger Federer's major wins or Nadal's head-to-head supremacy?

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  3. John McEnroe: Rafael Nadal might become best player ever

    Roger Federer may have the most Grand Slam titles, but John McEnroe says Rafael Nadal is building a resume that could make him the greatest of all time.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  4. Why Serena Williams isn't the greatest of all time just yet

    Stephen Tignor,

    "Serena Williams: Love Her, Hate Her, She's the Best Ever." That's the line that greeted us on last week's post-Wimbledon issue of Sports Illustrated. It was a surprise in one sense. Serena, despite her continued dominance, has yet to match the care...

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  5. French Open: Is Rafael Nadal the greatest clay-court player of al...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Rafael Nadal still has seven matches to go before he can take the title in Paris, but has he already taken the title of the greatest-ever player on clay?

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  6. Wimbledon: Experts weigh in on Roger Federer's record 15th Grand ...

    Greg Garber

    Roger Federer's journey began at the All England Club six years ago. Now he owns a record 15 Slams. The experts put it in perspective.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2009
  7. Kamakshi Tandon: Fourteen reasons why Roger Federer is the greate...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Rod Laver won the season Slam, and Pete Sampras battled stiffer competition. That's all fine and dandy, but here are 14 reasons why Roger Federer towers above them all.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  8. Greg Garber: Where is Roger Federer in the pantheon of greats?

    Greg Garber

    Roger Federer conquered destiny. He's surmounted nearly every obstacle in his path and set the bar to unprecedented levels. Is he the greatest of all time? The experts assess.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2009
  9. Laver in a class of his own

    Peter Bodo,

    I won't go so far as to say that Rod Laver is off the radar when it comes to athletes whose reputations have long outlived their careers, but it's remarkable how often his name is tossed into the "Greatest of all time" debate almost as an afterthough...

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2008
  10. Precocious Borg captivated public with robotic demeanor, lethal g...

    Ravi Ubha

    He'd saunter onto the court with his long locks, headband and ice-cool demeanor. The ladies cherished him, while his modern strokes transcended the game. Bjorn Borg was a rock star with a racket, and by age 26, was one of the greatest of all time.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2008
  11. U.S. Open 2013 -- Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic and propels h...

    Johnette Howard

    Rafael Nadal's US Open victory means Roger Federer and Pete Sampras should watch out.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  12. Tennis - Last golden opportunity for Roger Federer, Serena Willia...

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer and Serena Williams are two of the all-time greatest. Now they just need to top off their résumés with a little gold.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  13. Nadal-Djokovic: A look at the rivalry

    Stephen Tignor,

    By the time I got back to the press room outside of Rod Laver Arena, the discussion was well underway: "Was this the greatest tennis match of all time?" Reporters from all over the world asked each other that as we stood milling around our desks, wai...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  14. Australian Open - Breaking down Novak-Djokovic-Rafael Nadal

    Ravi Ubha

    You had to see it to believe it. After nearly six grueling hours, Novak Djokovic finally beat Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open. Here's how it unfolded.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  15. Past greats awed by Novak Djokovic

    Sandra Harwitt

    SUNRISE, Fla. -- Whether Novak Djokovic will become a man for all seasons remains a mystery. What isn't a mystery is that in 2011, Djokovic is the man putting together one of the greatest tennis seasons of all time. Djokovic has been near-flawl...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  16. U.S. Open -- Serena Williams 2.0: A new perspective on an all-tim...

    Blair Henley

    Serena Williams, who cruised through her first-round match Tuesday night, is a more sympathetic figure since returning from her long layoff.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2011