Tag Archives: Pete Sampras

Racket Attack

After more than a month since their split, Roger Federer’s racket has decided to break his silence. The scorned Wilson frame famous for its precise shot-making helped Federer win more Grand Slams than any other male player. However, a recent … Continue reading

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Rafa’s Knee Plays Defense

So now it’s my fault again. Last July it was his foot, but this summer we’re back at the familiar frailty refrain: Rafa’s knee just can’t handle the pounding. The guy is a mere sturdy tendon away from being the … 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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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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Backhands and Compliments – ATP Edition

Spain beats host U.S. to advance to Davis Cup semifinals No Rafael Nadal? Check. A slick, indoor hard-court suited to big-serving and aggressive tactics? Check. A rabid Texas crowd in the hometown of the team’s most decorated and beloved player? … Continue reading

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Sam Querrey: Born Under A Bad Sign

Tennis Gods: It’s not your fault, Sam. Sam Querrey: Really? Because I’m pretty sure it was me who stunk up the court against Robredo in Palm Springs. TG: No, that’s totally on you. Losing 6-1, 6-3 in your home state … 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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