Karthika M

Karthika M

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I've been a huge fan of tennis ever since Pete Sampras burst on the scene as a gangly 19 year old and aced his way to his first grand slam trophy. And then he had 14. I remember sitting on the edge of my seat in clench-fisted panic during Wimbledon 2001, when a barely known, pony-tailed teenager toppled the-then indomitable god of tennis. Soon that teenager was swinging his racket with some flourish of his own. Now, he’s the god of tennis, better known as Roger Federer, fighting off dogged challengers to his four-year reign.

Thank goodness there are these paranormal beings that fill those lofty shoes and furnish us with that kind of magic time after time, year after year, undaunted, relentless and almost always victorious in their pursuits. We often look to sport to celebrate the victories we cannot ourselves achieve, to be one with the kind of infallibility we could not otherwise experience and to savor the taste of the unstoppable adrenalin rush that amateur battles rarely provide. That's what professional tennis has meant to me in all my years of watching it.

I write about a great deal of things in addition to tennis, in particular politics and media issues. If interested you can check out my writing at http://karthikaswamy.com

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  • Josh Matt posted 738 days ago

    Josh Matt

    care for a fan add?

  • CJ DAVIS posted 1488 days ago

    CJ DAVIS

    HI YOU DOING

  • Blaine Spence posted 1507 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    With just a couple of days before the 2010 Ford Ironman Championship in Hawaii, I talk with one of the favorites—last year's runner-up, American Chris Lieto:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/483019-an-interview-with-americas-premier-ironman-chris-lieto-and-more-than-sport

  • Blaine Spence posted 1541 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    Have a heart!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/448913-san-francisco-49ers-give-back-michael-lewis-a-player-with-heart

  • Blaine Spence posted 1549 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    There is nothing like the advent of the football season to get me writing again!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/442628-the-curious-case-of-nate-davis

  • Blaine Spence posted 1694 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    Just when you though it was safe to read about the 49ers again...

    The San Francisco 49ers All No Team....the final chapter.....promise!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/372288-nfl-free-agency-the-2010-draft-the-san-francisco-49ers-all-no-team

  • Blaine Spence posted 1703 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    Assignment #2 is now available for your reading pleasure! Comment always appreciated!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/367740-the-san-francisco-49ers-15-greatest-free-agent-acquisitions

  • Blaine Spence posted 1721 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    My fist assignment as a Featured Columnist...please let me know what you think!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/357303-the-five-greatest-team-of-the-san-francisco-49ers

  • Blaine Spence posted 1724 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    The Sequel to my "maiden voyage"....

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/355481-the-2010-nfl-draft-and-the-san-francisco-49ers-potentials

    comments always appreciated and replied to!

  • Blaine Spence posted 1728 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    A look back at the 49ers first round draft picks...with grades! and of course a few smart ass comments...

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/353131-san-francisco-49ers-20-years-of-1st-rd-picks-nfl-draft-hits-blunders

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