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Latest Stories Jon Wertheim: Hewitt, Clijsters more alike than we thoughtupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 13:49:00

When Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters were engaged way-back-when, to many it seemed like an odd pairing. No way does yoke these two. He was the combative No. 1, who relished the battle and compensated for an absence of height with oversized heart, spleen and guts. S.L. Price: Young's breakthrough at U.S. Open traces back to ill-tempered tweetupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 19:08:00

NEW YORK -- The best moment in American tennis this year? You could point to Serena Williams' stirringly tearful return at Wimbledon, or the flare-up of vivid, varied talents like Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and Jack Sock last week at the U.S. Open. Some, of course, will focus on the three Yanks -- Andy Roddick, John Isner and 22-year-old Donald Young -- who made deep runs in the men's draw, despite all bowing out before the semis. Jon Wertheim: Nadal's injuries, Murray's state of mind, American tennis, moreupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 19:56:00

He doesn't always take medical time outs, but when he does, it's always at a very critical time in the match. He's Rafa Nadal -- the most mysterious tennis player in the world. "Stay Injured, my Friends!!" -- Vijay Kalpathi, Houston Bruce Jenkins: College tennis could benefit today's players more than most realizeupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 13:48:00

I hadn't seen much college tennis until the NCAA tournament came to my area (Stanford) last month, and it was a revelation. It struck me that a lot of talented young players have no idea what they're missing, and that current trends on the women's pro tour could affect significant change. Bruce Jenkins: Final thoughts on a compelling, eminently watchable French Openupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 15:16:00

Wrapping up a French Open that was as compelling as it was historic: Richard Deitsch: ESPN goes under the knife with Those Guys Have All the Funupdated: Tue May 24 2011 12:23:00

Over the past 36 months, as he immersed himself in the nation-state otherwise known as ESPN, James Andrew Miller became admittedly obsessed with his subject. Charged with writing a book on one of the great media success stories of all time, Miller found himself struggling to condense a tale of empire building, fierce rivalries, sex and drugs, and self-reverence. He had enough information for multiple books after interviews with more than 550 subjects. The hardest part, he knew, was letting some of it go. Jon Wertheim: Prize-money announcements, Donald Young fallout, more mailupdated: Wed May 04 2011 16:26:00

Why do Wimbledon and the other slams keep making announcements every year that they raised the prize money, isn't that a given at this point? And do we really care to know how many millions it's going to be? This must be the only sport where they announce prize money as some sort of PR move. --Patrick, New York Jon Wertheim: Elite men invade doubles, Donald Young's resurgence, moreupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 14:37:00

1. Double vision. If you did a -- we ask you to pardon the pun -- double-take looking at the Indian Wells doubles draw, well, you're forgiven. The doubles sub-circuit, province to the Bryans and a bunch of other guys familiar only to the hardest of hardcores, has been invaded by the big boys this week. Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray -- nine of the top 10 singles players are also playing alongside a partner. (And, so far, dominating the rank-and-file doubles teams.) Are they relishing the extra match play after a long absence? Is there a financial incentive? Were they induced to play by Larry Ellison's clandestine offer of Oracle stock options? Whatever, it's great for the BNP Paribas event and for tennis overall. Here's hoping it's a trend and not a happy aberration. Bruce Jenkins: Sampras' exhibition win over Agassi carries element of justiceupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 00:22:00

Ten thoughts in the wake of Pete Sampras' 6-3, 7-5 exhibition win over Andre Agassi: Bruce Jenkins: Federer bested Nadal in London, but 2011 will bring Rafa Slamupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 11:15:00

Ten thoughts on the ATP Tour World Finals, culminating Sunday with Roger Federer's convincing 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Rafael Nadal ... Jon Wertheim: Courier a solid hire for USTA; WTA will miss Dementievaupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 12:18:00

1. Courier a great hire for USTA: In another victory for common sense, the USTA made a sound hiring decision, tapping Jim Courier to succeed Pat McEnroe as the Davis Cup captain. First, a clink of the glasses for McEnroe, one of the sport's good guys, who acquitted himself well over the past decade, leading the U.S. to a title and deftly avoiding the many political landmines. In Courier, the team gets a straight shooter with instant credibility -- he has four times as many Grand Slam singles titles as all eligible U.S. players combined -- and good rapport with the players. (That he is already agitating for a Davis Cup format change is a bonus.)

Courier appointed U.S. Davis Cup captainupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 11:32:00

The American Tennis Federation (USTA) have appointed Jim Courier as the new captain of the U.S. Davis Cup side.

Stosur stuns No. 1 Wozniacki in Doha; Clijsters makes winning returnupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 17:01:00

Samantha Stosur stopped Caroline Wozniacki from clinching the year-end women's No. 1 tennis ranking with a shock 6-4 6-3 victory at the WTA Championships in Qatar on Wednesday night.

McEnroe brothers go head-to-head in fight to revive American tennisupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 11:33:00

As his successful but often spiky career can testify, John McEnroe has never been one for convention.

The McEnroe's tennis academyupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 11:33:00

John McEnroe established his own $18-million tennis complex on Randall's Island. He is hoping to unearth the next American champ. Jon Wertheim: Fedofiles, Rafaelites still in argument, more mailupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 19:20:00

Why can't Fedofiles and Rafaelites stop fighting over who's the best? Sit back and enjoy the fact that, combined, they're the greatest phenomenon in tennis history (21 of the past 23 and 25 of the past 30 Grant Slams)! They could potentially end their careers as the equal GOATs -- and we as fans should love them both for it! Look at the video of the two promoting their Credit Suisse exhibition -- they're clearly great mates and so we should stop creating a "hated rivalry" when it doesn't even exist!! I'm all RF, always have been, but RN has my 100% respect. Let's just enjoy the history, don't you think? --Michael, Hamilton, New Zealand Sports Sibilings (Related Stories)updated: Mon Sep 20 2010 15:58:00

Sports Sibilings stories in the SI Vault Jon Wertheim: Who replaces Patrick McEnroe as U.S. Davis Cup captain, best major, more mailupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 20:30:00

A quick post to start on Patrick McEnroe's decision to vacate his Davis Cup duties. This has been in the ether for a while. Unlike Mardy Fish, P-Mac has an awfully full plate these days, plus a wife and brood of young kids. Jon Wertheim: Rafa rides again, Stosur wins battle of attritionupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 15:25:00

1. Rafa returns: Clay season is upon us, which, of course, means it's time for Rafael Nadal to reduce the rest of the field to rubble. Never mind that he'd failed to win a title in nearly a year and looked a smidge off -- "Like 87 percent Rafa," a friend estimated -- in the first four months of 2010. Nadal was up to his old domina-tricks last week in Monte Carlo, winning the title for the sixth (!) straight year and nearly double-bageling two opponents including Fernando Verdasco in the final. As we saw last year on the middle Sunday of the French Open, anything can happen on any given day. But if Nadal stays injury-free and sustains anything close to this level of tennis over the next two months, he's your favorite at Roland Garros again.

Where are all the U.S. champions?updated: Mon Apr 19 2010 08:28:00

Andy Roddick tells CNN's Alex Thomas why he thinks there have been no US-based grand slam winners in nearly seven years.

Djokovic beats Isner in marathon as Serbia reach last eightupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 08:46:00

World number two Novak Djokovic beat John Isner in a grueling four hour 16 minute encounter to secure Serbia's passage into the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday. Jon Wertheim: Readers say Serena's tough but not the toughestupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 17:19:00

Mentally tough? Try Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting from the cricket world. Or try, still active, track legend Haile Gebreselassie (more than 25 world records in middle- and long-distance races and current men's marathon world-record holder). It sure takes mental toughness to beat out your tough rivals while dominating middle- and long-distance running over the span of a decade. -- Jim Bates, Cairns, Australia

'Apologetic' Serena wins doubles with Venusupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 16:24:00

Serena Williams put her controversial U.S. Open singles exit behind her on Monday as she and sister Venus claimed the women's doubles title at Flushing Meadows. Jon Wertheim: What if Roger played in Davis Cup, Garrison's lawsuit and a silhouetteupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 15:17:00

Bottom line: if Roger Federer had played, would the U.S. have still beaten Switzerland in Davis Cup? -- Ray, Atlanta Jon Wertheim: Tennis coverage, Henin and moreupdated: Wed May 28 2008 11:46:00

A quick mid-week, mid-tournament Baguette before we get on the Big Bird for Orly ... Justin Gimelstob: How Davis Cup became kingupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 17:12:00

I realize that some people will immediately denounce this column as gender bashing, but they would be wrong. My analysis that Davis Cup in America is thriving and Fed Cup is dying is merely an objective look at the discrepancies and inequities of the two.

Djokovic illness hands Russia cup winupdated: Sun Feb 10 2008 14:00:00

An ailing Novak Djokovic retired despite leading in the first reverse singles match Sunday, giving Russia an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Serbia and a spot in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Jon Wertheim: Tennis is richer when it has a monopoly like Roger'supdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 11:46:00

OK, I lied. Last week I said we were going to present the annual Baggie Awards. But because we got a welter of Davis Cup questions (and because I'm still recovering from a hellish redeye) we'll do a 'Bag this week and present the awards next week. Jon Wertheim: Cleaning out the Davis notebookupdated: Sat Dec 01 2007 20:18:00

Herewith, 25 observations after watching the United States win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1995 ... Lisa Raymond: If it's Davis Cup time, U.S. can rely on power quartetupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 03:35:00

In the past few months, I've written numerous blogs about playing Fed Cup -- what it's like to play for your country, the passion that goes along with playing and how different it is than anything else we experience on tour.

U.S. team stays same for Davis tieupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 04:47:00

Andy Roddick, James Blake and the Bryan brothers will once again represent the United States in their Davis Cup semifinal in Sweden later this month. Carpe diem, Jamesupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 12:00:00

James Blake has received a lot of flack for his recent slump. But if there's one challenge that will motivate him to break out of it, it's this: Time to hoist the trophyupdated: Fri Feb 09 2007 10:58:00

The 2007 Davis Cup competition begins Friday with the men of the United States lacing up their clay-court sneakers to face the Czech Republic on their turf. The Americans' clay-court struggles are well documented, but I'm confident they will net their first world group clay-court victory in 10 years.

Davydenko axed for opening singlesupdated: Thu Sep 21 2006 07:57:00

Russia have dropped their number one player Nikolay Davydenko from the singles for this weekend's Davis Cup semifinal against the United States on clay in Moscow.

Ljubicic to step down as captainupdated: Tue Mar 28 2006 02:33:00

Ivan Ljubicic will step down as Croatia's player-captain after the defending Davis Cup champion hosts Argentina in a quarterfinal next weekend.

Roddick leads U.S. Davis Cup sideupdated: Thu Sep 08 2005 11:11:00

Andy Roddick will spearhead the U.S. Davis Cup team in the World Group playoff tie against Belgium.

Spanish teen Nadal has Davis debutupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 11:38:00

Spanish teenager Rafael Nadal makes his Davis Cup debut against Czech No. 1 Jiri Novak in the opening singles of their first-round World Group match.

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