Tag Archives: Rafael Nadal

Murray’s Complaint

Interior of therapist Alexis Castorri’s office in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. The waiting room has large framed pictures of marlins adorning the walls and numerous copies of AARP magazine. Inside Castorri’s private office there is a long, white leather couch that … 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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Rafa’s New Commercial

See you at De Country Club, Rafa.

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2012 Crystal Ball

Novak Djokovic will keep his game, but change his hair. History tells us when players reach No. 1 they become more fashion conscious. Federer dropped the ponytail and beaded necklace; Nadal covered his biceps and exposed his knees. All image … 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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