Thirty years ago this week, there were 24 American men in the top 50 of the world tennis rankings. At this #FrenchOpen there is one American man in the top 60. My column on a long drought and a green shoot or two in the distance
Talked to Michael Chang 25 years after in Paris. He was reflective and sentimental. But this French Open is about much more than nostalgia for Chang. He's coaching Kei Nishikori, the man who should have beaten Nadal on clay this year
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Global Sports columnist & analyst The New York Times. Chief sports writer at the INYT. Have covered the Grand Slam tennis tournaments since 1990 and the last 13 Olympics. Traveled in and reported from more than 60 countries.