My Favorite Tennis B/R Writers

Rohini IyerSenior Writer IDecember 30, 2008

Since its the new year's eve, I have decided to write an article about my favorite writers in the tennis house. I know, this does appear to be a bit strange but then I have been thinking about doing this for a very long time and somehow doing it right before the New Year looked proper.

I wrote my first article for b/r about three months back on my favorite player "Roger Federer". Since then, I have contributed articles to the Tennis house, written about Cricket and so on...

This article comes as a thanks to my fellow writers who have encouraged and supported me by giving their valuable advice, comments and opinions without which I wouldn't have survived.

So this is how it goes:

I. Long John Silver: He is the person whom I respect the most in here. As the community leader for "Tennis", he does a fabulous job and when I was new here and was totally naive of sorts he treated me like a school principal would treat a new student.

As a writer he does a great job. Although I haven't had the opportunity to read his articles that I missed in my absence here, the ones thereafter I really like and appreciate a lot.

He can fly off the handle sometimes (I have experienced that) but then as he says, it's nothing against the writer but just against the opinion. So thanks's wishing you a very Happy New Year in advance.

II. J. A. Allen [Jaa]: She is a panache unto herself. The way she writes, each word is poetry. Her articles have substance and depth and if one reads them even if the person is not a follower, it would definitely make him/her consider.

Equally good are her poems and if her prose is as beautiful as poetry, I don't have words for her poetry. Trust me, I am not exaggerating, not even a bit...she does write brilliantly.

Jaa..thanks for your words, they do mean a lot to me...and let the new year bring in goodness to the one person whom we really fan!

III. GilRush: As I told Gil before, she does have a way with words. Any article that she has commented on or written about is lovely.

It makes you read it over and over again. if I may say without offending anyone, any article without Gil's comments are kind of incomplete.

So Gil... here's wishing you a very warm and delightful New Year...

IV. Rob York: His articles resemble something closely to an Indian cuisine named "Bhelpuri". It contains everything humour, light hearted pun and real serious pointers that make you really ponder.

When he writes about Sampras it always makes me feel kind of nostalgic about the days when I almost on purpose used to ignore the game.

Thank you Rob for your encouragement when I was almost on the verge of quitting and wishing you happy new year...

PS: Though I have mentioned only four of my writers there are others' articles too which I really like to read and look forward to.