1. Rafael Nadal: Will He Win More Hard Court Majors?

    Rafael Nadal missed a chance at history when he fell short at the Australian Open, one short of having won four Grand Slams in a row...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about over 3 years ago 5,121 reads 190 comments

  2. Retooled Novak Djokovic Has Hall of Fame Career Ahead

    Precise time frames escape me, but at some point in the past 18 months, my good friend Rajat Jain compared Novak Djokovic to Pete Sampras...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about over 3 years ago 1,752 reads 14 comments

  3. The Talent Gap: Why American Men's Tennis Suffers

    Andy Roddick ’s quarterfinal appearance in the Australian Open will not be remembered as one of the finest moments in his career...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 1,542 reads 42 comments

  4. U.S. Open 2010: After Historic Win, What's Next for Rafael Nadal?

    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 era players to have won the career Grand Slam...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 5,503 reads 153 comments

  5. Novak's Back! Djokovic To Face Rafael Nadal in 2010 US Open Final

    Novak Djokovic hasn’t made it easy—not for himself and not for those who backed him from the start...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 2,882 reads 31 comments

  6. 2010 US Open: Can Robin Soderling Break the Cycle?

    Something funny has happened to Robin Soderling over the past year and a half: He has become reliable. His serve got more consistent, he started hammering those forehands more authoritatively, and he began believing that he could beat the best...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 973 reads 52 comments

  7. U.S. Open Tennis 2010 Schedule: Key Storylines To Watch Tuesday

    The list of players in both the men's and women's draws is thinning rapidly, with the most intriguing matchups ahead...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 2,332 reads 48 comments

  8. U.S. Open 2010: Five Reasons Andy Murray Can Finally Break Through

    2008 US Open finalist Andy Murray is through to the second round of this year’s event. After his routine victory over Lukas Lacko in round one, Murray is now set to face Dustin Brown of Jamaica in the second...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 2,055 reads 45 comments

  9. Looking Back 2002: Pete Sampras Proves a Point

    Americans love a prizefight, even when the sport isn’t boxing. Tennis is one of those rare experiences that can offer that one-on-one contest of physicality, skill, strategy, and endurance—all without the combatants having to get punched in th

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 392 reads 9 comments

  10. U.S. Open 2010: James Blake Struggling, But Still Excited to Play

    James Blake has not had a good year on the tennis courts. It started promising enough, when he pushed last year’s US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro to five sets in the second ...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 1,017 reads 30 comments

  11. 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 not even picking up a racket, and call it luck...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 1,473 reads 30 comments

  12. 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 really been dominating the conversation since his run to the Australian Open final...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 1,250 reads 43 comments

  13. 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, said the Austrian had one of the hardest forehands on tour...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 1,523 reads 60 comments

  14. Looking Back: How Chris Woodruff Conquered in Canada

    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...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about almost 4 years ago 352 reads 18 comments

  15. Disappointed Wimbledon Entrants Look Ahead

    Last time we looked at those who either met or exceeded their Wimbledon expectations. However, one player’s success at a major comes at another’s expense, and a surprise victory by one guy requires him to disrupt another’s plans...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 1,151 reads 52 comments

  16. Wimbledon Success Stories Look to The Hard Courts

    It’s too early to make predictions for the US Open; I think they at least have to play the Masters Series events in Canada and Cincinnati before we do that...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 713 reads 17 comments

  17. 2010 Wimbledon Final: Tomas Berdych's Lasers vs. Rafael Nadal's Heart

    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 attracted some buzz for having knocked Roger Federer out of the Olympics in Greece just weeks earlier...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 1,116 reads 25 comments

  18. Wimbledon 2010: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray Fight for the Future

    There’s a famous scene in Chinatown where private detective Jake Gittes faces the evil tycoon Noah Cross, who has been stealing water away from the needy populace to lower the price of land that he wants to buy...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 1,262 reads 29 comments

  19. Wimbledon 2010: Andy Murray's Opportunity

    Andy Murray has everything a counterpuncher needs: speed, consistency, feel, and intelligence. Plus, standing 6’3”, Wimbledon’s fourth seed has a couple of things ...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 1,480 reads 26 comments

  20. 2010 Wimbledon: Why Roger Federer's 'Arrogance' Really Isn't

    Following a clay court exhibition match against Bjorn Borg in 1978, John Newcombe was asked his opinion on how he would match up with the Swede on grass...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 6,335 reads 153 comments

  21. Wimbledon 2010 Predictions: How the Men's Field Stacks Up

    The draws for this year’s Wimbledon aren’t up, but the seedings are out. Wimbledon, as is custom, takes greater liberties with seedings than the other majors...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 3,275 reads 45 comments

  22. Andre Agassi, Boris Becker and the Rivalry That Could Have Been

    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, but rather unsuccessfully...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 5,814 reads 20 comments

  23. 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 Swiss...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 982 reads 29 comments

  24. The Lleyton Hewitt Dilemma: Grass May Be the Solution

    A good player, or even a great player, can’t avoid facing the game’s best players in the early rounds if he doesn’t improve his ranking...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 1,196 reads 26 comments

  25. 2010 French Open: What Roland Garros 2010 Means For...

    Rafael Nadal There was a sense going into this final that the Majorcan Mauler was vulnerable, based on the premise that he faced a player who had demonstrated the ability to beat him and whose game appeared a good matchup with his...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 4 years ago 2,092 reads 61 comments