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What the Summer Olympics Mean for ...

Everyone’s a critic. So, following a stellar Summer Olympics for the sport of men’s tennis, what are they saying about …?Andy Mur...

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Roddick Continues Turnaround, Wins in...

ATLANTA – Andy Roddick stood at the baseline, shaking his arm in between serves. This served as one of the first clues that something was not...

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The Most Dominant Grand Slam Performa...

The winner of the upcoming Roland Garros event is by no means certain.Six-time champion Rafael Nadal appears to have the slight edge in his quest t...

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Nadal's Biography Good, but Not Finished

The growing world tennis literature has left a lot professional authors playing the role of unsung hero. An obvious case of this is J.R. Moehringer...

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Shanghai Masters Roundup: Murray's Ro...

All but one of the Masters Series events are finished in 2011, and the Greatest Player of the Open Era is out of world’s top three for the fi...

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The Talent Gap: Why America's Male Te...

<!--StartFragment-->Andy Roddick’s quarterfinal appearance in the Australian Open will not be remembered as one of the finest moments i...

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After Historic Win, What's Next for R...

With Monday’s victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final, Rafael Nadal joins Rod Laver, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer as the only Open...

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Novak's Back! Djokovic to Face Nadal ...

Novak Djokovic hasn’t made it easy. Not for himself, and not for those who backed him from the start.It’s been three years since he los...

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Can Soderling Break the Cycle?

Something funny has happened to RobinSoderlingover the past year and a half: He has become reliable.His serve got more consistent, he started hamme...

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Looking Back 2002

Americans love a prizefight, even when the sport isn’t boxing.Tennisis one of those rare experiences that can offer that one-on-one contest o...

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What the Cincinnati Masters Means For...

Roger Federer: One could point to Federer’s easy start to the week, with Denis Istomin quitting in the first set and Philipp Kohlschreiber no...

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What the Toronto Masters Means For ...

Andy Murray: Can you believe Canada is Murray’s first tournament win this year? Oh, wait, you probably can, since the Scot hasn’t reall...

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What Drives Thomas Muster?

Thomas Muster first attracted attention for his strokes. Ivan Lendl, who defeated the then-21-year-old in the semis of the Australian Open in 1989,...

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1997: How Chris Woodruff Conquered in...

While playing for the tennis team of my high school in small town West Tennessee, I was occasionally asked about my chances of going pro one day. ...

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Wimbledon Success Stories Look to the...

<!--StartFragment-->It’s too early to make predictions for the US Open; I think they at least have to play the Master’s Series ev...

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Tomas Berdych's Lasers vs. Rafael Nad...

The first time I watched Tomas Berdych play was in the fourth round of the US Open against Tommy Haas. He was only 18 then, but had already attract...

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Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray Fight for t...

There’s a famous scene in Chinatown where private detective Jake Gittes faces the evil tycoon Noah Cross, who has been stealing water away f...

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Andy Murray's Opportunity Knocks

Andy Murray has everything a counterpuncher needs: speed, consistency, feel, and intelligence.Plus, standing 6’3”, Wimbledon’s fo...

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Andre Agassi, Boris Becker and Rivalr...

If it weren’t for Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Boris Becker could’ve had quite the rivalry.Both men tried to be rivals to Sampras, ...

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What Queens & Halle Mean For ...

Lleyton Hewitt:The last time the former No. 1 Australian beat Roger Federer it was 2003, and Hewitt actually had more majors to his credit than the...

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