Monthly Archives: February 2011

McEnroe vs. Lendl: A Rivalry For The Aged

It almost seemed scripted: the tempestuous, innately-talented American net-rusher taking on the stoic, methodical Czech baseliner. The contrasts between John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl made the two players perfect foils. For a dozen years, totaling 36 matches, they battled each … Continue reading

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Roddick Refuses to “Just Go With It”

“I don’t do chick flicks.” So proclaimed Andy Roddick fresh off winning his 30th career singles title in Memphis on Sunday. Roddick was responding to a press conference question asking for his opinion of the movie “Just Go With It” … Continue reading

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Another Game For Milos

Milos Raonic come on down. You’re the next contestant on: who’s the next big thing in tennis. It’s a kneejerk game that’s fun to play whenever a young player upsets a top seed, wins a tournament or dates a supermodel. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Clouds

I looked up in Times Square yesterday and saw Andy Roddick’s wife smiling down on New York City. It was a bit of photography good luck the word clouds passed by underneath. I’m wondering if the low of 37 will … Continue reading

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The Tennis Oracle

Yoda and Aughra (the one-eyed creature from the movie The Dark Crystal) might not automatically pop up in your head when watching tennis. They pop up in mine. I thought about Yoda and Aughra after watching Andrea Petkovic lose to … Continue reading

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Oy Vey Maria

The first round of Fed Cup came and went this past weekend. Unless you’re a women’s tennis diehard (I’m looking at you, Madhitter), it’s a challenge to find anything resembling drama in what transpired. For one thing it coincided with … Continue reading

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Murray’s Lament

Andy Murray is the Tin Man. When you cut through all the media-speak, that’s the basic assessment of his underwhelming performance in the Aussie Open final. Call it nerves, lack of guts, the burden of expectations, or being British, it’s … Continue reading

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