Latest Articles by Steve Tignor

What's at Stake: Rafa rolled in Beijing—can Roger respond in Shanghai?

If Federer has designs on the No. 1 ranking, he'll need to go deep at this Masters 1000.

Oct 08, 2017
by Steve Tignor

China Open final preview: Two world No. 1's vs. two youngsters

Rafael Nadal will face Nick Kyrgios and Simona Halep will take on Caroline Garcia.

Oct 07, 2017
by Steve Tignor

Diving into each of the four semifinal matches at the China Open

Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev highlight a loaded slate of Saturday semis.

Oct 06, 2017
by Steve Tignor

The Pliskova Perplex: Can Karolina reach her limitless potential?

The former world No. 1 was upset by Sorana Cirstea in Beijing on Thursday. 

Oct 05, 2017
by Steve Tignor

Halep’s ultra-focused win over Sharapova felt like a long time coming

Halep counterpunched with more purpose than ever in her first win against the Russian.

Oct 04, 2017
by Steve Tignor

Nadal’s 2017 revenge tour continued with a razor-thin win over Pouille

Rafa had to fight off two match points on his way to the victory. 

Oct 03, 2017
by Steve Tignor

We haven’t seen the best of David Goffin or Caroline Garcia—yet

The Belgian, 26, and Frenchwoman, 23, each experienced breakthrough victories on Sunday.

Oct 02, 2017
by Steve Tignor

What's at Stake: the China Open is key to the rankings race

Sharapova is a dangerous floater in Beijing, while Nadal returns on the men's side.

Oct 01, 2017
by Steve Tignor

The Fighter: Jared Donaldson is finding his place among Next Gen peers

Every other day in August, it seemed, Donaldson was on our TVs in another grueling battle.

Sep 29, 2017
by Steve Tignor