Roger Federer Faces Golden Opportunity at U.S. Open

With defending champion Rafael Nadal announcing Monday that he was withdrawing from the 2014 U.S. Open due to a wrist injury, Roger Federer now appears to have his best shot at winning a Grand Slam title since his Wimbledon triumph in 2012.

25 Years Ago Michael Chang Ushered in a Golden Age of American Men’s Tennis at the French Open

Twenty-five years ago a 17-year-old named Michael Chang won the French Open and changed tennis forever.

2013 U.S. Open Men’s Final preview: Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal

Monday night’s U.S. Open Men’s Final scheduled for 5 p.m. Eastern time features the world’s best two players, Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain. Both players are looking to add a second Grand Slam title to their 2013 seasons.

Sabine Lisicki upsets Serena Williams at Wimbledon

Serena Williams is the top women’s tennis player in the world and she appeared poised to cruise to another Wimbledon crown this year. But on Monday she was ousted in the Round of 16 in one of the biggest upsets in recent tennis history, as 23-year-old German Sabine Lisicki knocked off Williams 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

What Dr. Seaver from Growing Pains taught me about Serena Williams

Growing Pains can teach you a lot. It taught me how to feel about Serena Williams.

Rafael Nadal stunned in first round at Wimbledon

After winning the French Open just 15 days ago, Rafael Nadal was bounced from Wimbledon in the first round. It was the first time in his career that Nadal has lost in the opening round of a Grand Slam tournament.

Rafael Nadal drops in rankings after winning 2013 French Open

Rafael Nadal had little trouble dispatching fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in yesterday’s French Open final. After surviving a five-set classic Friday against top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Nadal beat Ferrer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Then he dropped in the rankings.

Why does No. 1 play No. 3 instead of No. 4? A short explanation of seeding in Grand Slam tennis

On Friday, Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked player and the No. 1 seed at the French Open, took on No. 3 seed and seven-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal on the red clay in Paris. (Nadal won in a five-set thriller.)

2013 French Open preview and TV information

Summer is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to turn our attention to the red clay of Paris and the second major of the 2013 tennis season. The 2013 French Open begins on Sunday, and Rafael Nadal will be there to defend his title. A knee injury kept Nadal out of the last two […]

What’s ‘Love’ Got To Do With It? A Brief History of Tennis’ Strange, Illogical Scoring System

Sports fans who have spent the fall and winter watching games where each score has a set value and where score is kept by adding these values can now watch tennis … and take a break from reason to enjoy a sport whose means of scorekeeping defies logic.

Australian Open Draw and Seeds Released … With No American Men Among Top 16 Seeds

The draw for the first Grand Slam of the 2013 tennis season is out, and for the first time in the Open Era (since 1968) no American man is seeded in the top 16.

Andy Roddick To Retire … Is He A Hall Of Famer?

The question now, in the wake of Roddick’s recent announcement that he plans to retire once he is eliminated from this year’s U.S. Open, is will Roddick be a Hall of Famer?

2012 U.S. Open (Tennis) Preview and Television Schedule

Before summer gives way to the fall sports season, there is still one great summer sporting event on the calendar: the U.S. Open. Here is a look at what is in store for the next two weeks at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York.

Serena Williams: The Most Dominant Athlete in London So Far

During an Olympic year, the Olympics tennis tournament is no better than the season’s fifth most prestigious event. But what Serena Williams did last week in London is worth discussing.

Dead Man’s Bet That Roger Federer Would Win 7 Wimbledon Titles Nets £101,840 For Oxfam

Nine years ago British tennis fan Nick Newlife wagered £1,520 (that’s pounds) at 66-1 odds that then 21-year-old Roger Federer, who had just won his first Wimbledon title, would win at least seven Wimbledon titles by 2019. Yesterday, Federer won his 7th Wimbledon title.