Latest Articles by Steve Tignor

Four thoughts on the Davis Cup semifinals, and a big question for 2019

Noah, Paire, Tiafoe and Coric had big weekends, as Croatia and France reached the final.

Sep 16, 2018
by Steve Tignor

The 2018 US Open showed how relevant tennis is to this cultural moment

There was sound and fury—and there was substance that resonated beyond the courts.

Sep 11, 2018
by Steve Tignor

What does Novak Djokovic's return to invincibility mean for the game?

Right now—and for the foreseeable future—no one is matching the Serb's level.

Sep 09, 2018
by Joel Drucker

US Open Men's Final Preview: Novak Djokovic vs. Juan Martin del Potro

One of the best under-the-radar rivalries in tennis takes center stage.

Sep 09, 2018
by Steve Tignor

How Naomi Osaka answered chaos with calm to win the US Open crown

The 20-year-old won 6-2, 6-4, but the match was anything but straightforward. 

Sep 08, 2018
by Steve Tignor

Rafael Nadal's 2018 Slam season ends in defeat, but it was an epic run

Looking back at Rafa’s wins, losses, and perspective after the majors.

Sep 07, 2018
by Steve Tignor

2018 US Open Women's Final Preview: Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka

The 20-year-old first-time major finalist should give her idol a fight. But will she win?

Sep 07, 2018
by Steve Tignor

After 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena is still finding new ways to win

Serena was brilliant at net in a 6-3, 6-0 win over Anastasija Sevastova at the US Open.

Sep 06, 2018
by Steve Tignor

Two books examine the contrasting legacies of Arthur Ashe & Stan Smith

One deep and one hip, the coffee-table books highlight two household names of U.S. tennis.

Sep 06, 2018
by Steve Tignor