Latest Articles by Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker

The Rally: Discussing the resurgence of rec tennis in the U.S.

The question for 2021 is: How do we keep these new players in the sport?

Feb 24, 2021
by Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker

The Rally: The 100-match smorgasbord in Melbourne—and hope for more

From 100 to zero: looking back at a successful day in sport, and a now uncertain future.

Feb 03, 2021
by Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker

The Rally: if you wanna play a major, you must play by the local rules

Staging the Aussie Open can’t contribute to a rise in cases among the public in Melbourne.

Jan 18, 2021
by Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker

The Rally: A most unpredictable season begins next month

We give thanks to Melbourne for being tennis’s much-needed port in a storm.

Dec 19, 2020
by Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker

The Rally: Rise in tennis participation is a rare bright spot in 2020

Our hope is that public courts can become an important part of communities again.

Dec 12, 2020
by Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker

The Rally: Thankful for a 2020 season that turned out to be meaningful

Can tennis weather another socially distanced year? We're hopeful that it will.

Nov 27, 2020
by Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker

The Rally: Assessing—and saying goodbye to—the ATP Finals in London

Breaking down the year-end championship's elite eight in England.

Nov 13, 2020
by Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker

The Rally: Novak Djokovic, in the homestretch of a topsy-turvy season

Where does the world No. 1 stand, and what do we hope to see from him in 2021?

Oct 22, 2020
by Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker

The Rally: Is tennis' GOAT debate worth having in the first place?

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer did fans a favor by tamping down the talk on Sunday.

Oct 16, 2020
by Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker