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  1. Stakes high for these players at Wimby

    Tom Perrotta

    Which players should you watch at Wimbledon this year? I say these three have the most to gain -- and the most to lose. Roger Federer Status: Defending champion Potential gain: Immortality. Federer is already the most accomplished player in the hi...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  2. The best and worst of Round 1

    Tom Perrotta

    After one round at the French Open, there is much to praise -- and much to pan. Behold the three best (and worst) performances so far. The Best Roger Federer: A few weeks ago, the world No. 1 looked vulnerable. No longer. Federer breezed through hi...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  3. Williamses still at tennis's summit

    Tom Perrotta

    Justine Henin had yet to win her first French Open. Kim Clijsters was still the best player to never win a major title. No Russian had ever won a major. Neither had a woman from Serbia. All those things were true the last time Serena and Venus Willi...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  4. Tennis: Venus Williams and Serena Williams remain at tennis' summ...

    Tom Perrotta

    The Williams sisters deserve praise for their sustained excellence. And next week, they're likely to accomplish another startling feat.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2010
  5. Tennis: Todd Martin-Novak Djokovic pairing doomed from the outset...

    Tom Perrotta

    The Todd Martin-Novak Djokovic pairing was a valiant effort, but realistically, it had little shot of succeeding.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2010
  6. Rooting for the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry

    Tom Perrotta

    Can you imagine if the closest contact Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have is via e-mail, Facebook or text? Could happen if there isn't a renaissance in this rivalry.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2010
  7. What does Nick Bollettieri's omission say about Hall?

    Tom Perrotta

    How many people have contributed more to the game of tennis than Nick Bollettieri? His omission from the Hall of Fame is shocking, if not sad.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2010
  8. Now that Murray knows what it takes …

    Tom Perrotta

    At this time last year, Roger Federer was fading fast. Someone should remind Andy Murray of this. In the Australian Open final Sunday evening in Melbourne, Murray was all too aware of his opponent, his past success and his chance to end 74 years of ...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  9. Now that Andy Murray knows what it takes …

    Tom Perrotta

    Was the Australian Open finals loss to Roger Federer a crushing blow for Andy Murray? Not by a long shot. In fact, if he learns from it, he won't have to wait much longer to claim a Grand Slam title of his own.

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2010
  10. For Murray, the time is now

    Tom Perrotta

    As we approach the final weekend of the Australian Open, here are a few thoughts on the action. Murray's moment? Andy Murray has played the best tennis of this tournament and has an excellent chance to win his first major title. So far, Murray ...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  11. For Andy Murray, the time is now

    Tom Perrotta

    Andy Murray has played brilliantly throughout the fortnight. Ostensibly, he looks like the favorite. Realistically, we shall see.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2010
  12. Will setback hurt Wickmayer?

    Tom Perrotta

    The holidays are upon us, but Tennis Australia is not in a giving mood. Craig Tiley, the Australian Open's tournament director, said in a recent e-mail that it's "highly unlikely" that Yanina Wickmayer will receive a wild card into next yea...

    Blog | December 22, 2009
  13. Will setback hurt Yanina Wickmayer?

    Tom Perrotta

    Yanina Wickmayer was finally granted a victory when a Belgian civil court ruled she can play tennis again. But she faces an arduous battle just to get in the Australian Open draw.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2009
  14. Year-end event in London: simply brilliant

    Tom Perrotta

    The last few months have been difficult for those who run the ATP Tour. As always, injuries piled up this fall, leading players to complain about the length of the calendar, and those complaints seemed louder than usual because the women now follow a...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  15. A grand finale deserving of praise

    Tom Perrotta

    Finally, we have reason to be excited about the year-end championships. The move to London was simply brilliant.

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  16. Time running out for slumping Venus

    Tom Perrotta

    Shortly after Venus Williams won Wimbledon in 2005, a victory that ended a three-plus-year stretch without a major title, Richard Williams proudly told reporters that his daughter had a lot of good years left in her, probably more than her sister Ser...

    Blog | October 27, 2009