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  1. What Went Wrong at the Strangest Tennis Match You Never Knew Occu...

    Tom Perrotta

    Perhaps the strangest tennis match in history - the one that began but never ended - happened in Myanmar last year. It was the Davis Cup. Pakistan was up one match on New Zealand when the refere...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. About Last Weekend: Get Off My Lawn

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy shooting off fireworks to celebrate the start of the Tour de France, here are the top stories you missed in sports this weekend: Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title, outlasting Roger Federer for a thrilling 6-7 (7),...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. 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
  7. About Last Night: Price Is Still Right

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy building a monument to Tim Howard out of stones and beard hair, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Tampa Bay starter David Price's streak of five consecutive starts with double-digit stri...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  8. 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
  9. About Last Weekend: All About the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy drinking deeply from a single cup shared by everyone in the world, here are the six biggest stories you missed in sports this weekend: Chile pushed Brazil to the brink, but a wayward penalty from the former's Gonzalo Jara ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  10. About Last Night: Can't Lose for Winning

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were cracking wise at a hipster hootenanny in São Paulo with your fancy friends with their bright buckles and colorful belts, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: * Team USA held on for a glorious 1-0 loss to Gr...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Lincecum Pitches, Padres Padre

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were busy hipster-strutting down the beaches of Ipanema while a wild-eyed vagabond with warrants out for his arrest in 29 states destroyed a morning recap franchise, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: * Tim Lincecum...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  12. Ladies and Gentleman

    Louisa Thomas

    There was nothing more for Andy Murray to do. He had already changed history. He had already relieved, if only for a moment, an entire nation's sense of self-despair. He had won the only tournament he ever needed to win. He had dropped his...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  13. About Last Night: The Bitin’ Bandit Returns!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were jet-setting down to Brazil like some kind of hipster hotshot, leaving About Last Night in the hands of an unstable sociopath, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: * Uruguay defeated Italy, 1-0, in World Cup action,...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  14. Grantland Dictionary: Tennis Edition

    Brian Phillips

    The word tennis is easy to define; it's a noun that means "an energetic leisure pursuit invented by the upper classes as an alternative to playing sports." Try to discuss the finer points of the game without a thorough grounding in its...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  15. The U.S. Open and Waldorf Astoria

    Brian Phillips

    A trip to the U.S. Open and a stay at the Waldorf Astoria. What could go wrong? (Everything. Everything could go wrong.)

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  16. Rembert Explains America: Discovering the Glorious All-Iowa Lawn ...

    Rembert Browne

    Good lord, my handwriting was bad. As I crumpled up the chicken scratch–filled first draft and found a new piece of paper, I realized I didn't know what to say. Arriving 10 minutes earlier at the house only to be greeted by barks from the ho...

    Blog | August 12, 2013