Latest Articles by Steve Tignor

PODCAST: The Australian Open was a Slam that we won't soon forget

On Serena's 23rd Slam, Dimitrov's revival, CoCo's breakthrough and Federer's epic triumph.

Feb 01, 2017
by Ed McGrogan

The 8 most memorable moments from an essential Australian Open

It was a two-week movie with an ending that was a happy one for the sport. 

Jan 30, 2017
by Steve Tignor

How Roger Federer finally fought his way free of Rafael Nadal

In an Australian Open classic, Federer won a record 18th Grand Slam singles title.

Jan 29, 2017
by Steve Tignor

Serena won No. 23 the hard way—by beating her lifelong inspiration

Williams’ win over Venus in Melbourne gave her the record for most Open-era Slams.

Jan 28, 2017
by Steve Tignor

Australian Open Men's Final Preview: Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal

Based on their history against each other, Nadal comes into the match as the favorite. 

Jan 27, 2017
by Steve Tignor

The Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer story, as told in 10 classic contests

Great rivalries are about great matches. Here is the best of the best. 

Jan 27, 2017
by Steve Tignor

11 years ago, Federer and Nadal kicked off tennis' golden age in Rome

The two legends also forged a game-changing relationship during the five-hour final. 

Jan 27, 2017
by Steve Tignor

How Nadal turned back the clock—and Dimitrov—in a five-hour epic

As Nadal said, this push-and-pull match could have gone either way. 

Jan 27, 2017
by Steve Tignor

Australian Open Final Preview: Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams

Is Venus due for a win? Will Serena pass Steffi? Previewing Williams-Williams XXVIII. 

Jan 26, 2017
by Steve Tignor