20 for 20: No. 1, Nadal d. Federer, 2008 Wimbledon
This match will stand as a monument to the game’s early-21st century golden era.
Jun 19, 2016 by Steve Tignor
20 for 20: No. 2, Vinci d. Williams, 2015 U.S. Open
The Italian won because she had the guts and the game to close it out.
20 for 20: No. 3, Isner d. Mahut, 2010 Wimbledon
This historic marathon represented what’s at the heart of every tennis match, and of every sport: the fight.
Jun 18, 2016 by Steve Tignor
20 for 20: No. 4, Nadal d. Federer, 2009 Australian Open
When Nadal walked back and threw his arm over Federer’s shoulder, the Golden Decade had its defining image.
Hitting It Over the 'Net
Looking back at a decade of learning—and loving—to write about tennis online.
Jun 17, 2016 by Steve Tignor
20 for 20: No. 6, Federer d. Nadal, 2007 Wimbledon
In the six matches these two have played at the Grand Slam since that day, the Spaniard is 6-0.
20 for 20: No. 5, Nadal d. Federer, 2006 Rome
The ’06 Rome final was the Big Bang of our current tennis universe.
20 for 20: No. 7, Nadal d. Verdasco, 2009 Australian Open
These two lefties dueled at top speed from start to finish.