Tag Archives: Andre Agassi

Steffi Graf Has a Birthday Meltdown

              Apparently elegance really is an attitude. A birthday celebration for Stefanie Graf ended in a shocking scene of tears and tantrums last night after Graf had an unprecedented meltdown during her birthday cake … Continue reading

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The Beard Knows

I get around to all the major sports, but I have a soft spot for tennis. Probably because I don’t exactly fit in. Athletes who wear me tend to exude a primal toughness not generally associated with such a refined … Continue reading

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The Huggy Bear

  For more than 20 years, Teddy Forstmann, the Wall Street icon who died this past weekend, hosted one of the most coveted, charitable and secretive pro-am doubles tournaments in tennis. Five years ago, during one of the event’s final … Continue reading

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Earning Curve

Labor strife and sports – nobody likes it. To fans, the employees look greedy and the employers often more so. There are rumblings in men’s tennis that the inmates may riot. There’s talk, however quiet and brief, about forming a … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Roger

After suffering another untimely defeat the questions gain volume and credibility: Has the alarm sounded on his career clock? Is he capable of winning another Slam? Is the monogrammed hat passe? Not only is Roger Federer’s reign over, never to … Continue reading

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Connors Is No. 1 Again

Jimmy Connors is the greatest player ever. And don’t just take his word for it: science now says so, too. A study out this month in PLoS ONE, a journal published by the Public Library of Science, makes the case … 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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