After family tragedy and a “mild” case of Covid, tennis was a way back
A tale of 2020.
Dec 20, 2020 by Steve Tignor
Laver Cup: A solution to tennis' get-it-done program
The Ryder Cup-like team event has delighted fans and engaged players.
Dec 12, 2020 by Steve Tignor
Gordon Forbes may have been the best former-athlete writer of all
On the enduring magic of his amateur-era memoir, A Handful of Summers.
Dec 11, 2020 by Steve Tignor
2020 Top Matches, No. 2: Thiem outlasts Zverev on high-wire at US Open
There were head-scratching moments, but all were largely forgotten by the tense final act.
Dec 10, 2020 by Steve Tignor
2020 Top Matches, No. 3: Djokovic stops Thiem to grow Melbourne legacy
From a turbulent night to a triumphant one: Djokovic moved to 8-0 in Aussie Open finals.
Dec 09, 2020 by Steve Tignor
2020 Top Matches, No. 4: Azarenka digs in to end Serena's No. 24 chase
Nothing all season was quite as intense as Azarenka’s long fight with her fellow mom.
Dec 08, 2020 by Steve Tignor
2020 Top Matches, No. 5: Kyrgios-Khachanov one "crazy" Melbourne match
Having saved match point in the prior set, Kyrgios rallied to win a decisive tiebreaker.
Dec 07, 2020 by Steve Tignor
2020 Top Matches, No. 6: Coric saves six match points, stuns Tsitsipas
Coric and Tsitsipas gave us that old late-night US Open feeling, all by themselves.
Dec 04, 2020 by Steve Tignor
After a pandemic-driven boost, how can tennis sustain new popularity?
Tennis gives us something we need in these cloistered days.
Dec 03, 2020 by Steve Tignor