1. 2009 US Open: Defining Greatness

    The 2009 U.S Open is upon us once more. The time of the year when Roger Federer picks up his ‘guaranteed’ grand slam...

    Prasant Tangirala Written by Prasant Tangirala about 5 years ago 94 reads 6 comments

  2. There's Something About Murray - Human or Cyborg?

    The poem Auld Lang Syne was written by the great Scottish poet Robert Burns. It signifies new beginnings by reflecting on the good old days. Just like tennis at Wimbledon...

    Prasant Tangirala Written by Prasant Tangirala about over 5 years ago 109 reads 7 comments

  3. 2009 Wimbledon Preview: Serena Williams—Depravity in Paradise

    In an episode of the American sitcom, 'Seinfeld', Jerry contemplates breaking up with a girl he is dating. The reason? She is too nice...

    Prasant Tangirala Written by Prasant Tangirala about over 5 years ago 463 reads 10 comments

  4. Bigger Than the Game: The Triumph Of The Human Spirit

    We’ve all felt it before. Call it what you want. The precipice of history. An epochal moment. A once-in-a-lifetime event...

    Prasant Tangirala Written by Prasant Tangirala about over 5 years ago 313 reads 4 comments

  5. French Open Mid-Term Grades: For the Coverage

    During Grand Slam events, players’ performance obviously and rightfully gets the most attention. Often, sportswriters and bloggers assign players mid-term grades based on their performance in the first week of the event...

    Prasant Tangirala Written by Prasant Tangirala about over 5 years ago 235 reads 9 comments

  6. Race and Color in Tennis: Whither Diversity?

    Here is a startling statistic: Of the top 100 on the ATP rankings (as of 5/18), only four are non-white: the French duo of Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (#9) and Gael Monfils(#11), American James Blake (#16), and Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu (#66)...

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  7. Fred Perry's Shadow: The Search for the "Home Slam" Champion

    Recent events on the ATP tour have got me thinking about a question that rarely gets asked in the country-agnostic world of professional tennis: Who among the current top players is ...

    Prasant Tangirala Written by Prasant Tangirala about over 5 years ago 148 reads 6 comments