1. Federer—Nalbandian: What Is and What Could Have Been

    In the fourth round of the 2003 U.S. Open, the 22-year-old recently crowned Wimbledon champion Roger Federer faced his nemesis, 21-year-old David Nalbandian...

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  2. Tennis Fans: Will They Ever Respect Us?

    Anecdote #1: In the winter of 1998, my senior year, I was the top-ranked player on the men’s tennis team at Henry County High School in Paris, Tenn. Since I shared a class with both the No...

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  3. Tennis' Future Is Looking Up

    The greatness that Roger Federer has produced in the last five years has led some to speculate that he represents the pinnacle, not only in today's game, but in all future editions of it...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 6 years ago 564 reads 11 comments

  4. What's Next for Novak Djokovic?

    Novak Djokovic has never been ranked higher than No. 3, but between January and mid-May, he was the best tennis player in the world. He was one-for-one at the majors, having taken the Australian Open in impressive style, losing only one set along the way.

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  5. On-Court Coaching: An Experiment

    Announcer: Welcome to third round action at the 20XX U.S. Open, where as tonight’s feature match, we have No. 5-seed Topten Regular from the United States against Erratic Journeyman from Russia...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about 6 years ago 576 reads 18 comments

  6. U.S. Davis Cup Team: It Could Have Been Worse

    MADRID — In a press conference following their 4-1 defeat at the hands of Spain, the defending champion U.S. Davis Cup team sought to emphasize the positives...

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  7. Why I'm Not a Fed Fan (Yet)

    I have a confession to make: I cannot call myself a Roger Federer fan. I have talked in great technical detail about what makes him great, I have left admiring comments on many YouTube ...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about over 6 years ago 1,894 reads 30 comments

  8. Richard Gasquet: Think You Can Do Better?

    PARIS – In conjunction with the French Tennis Federation, top researchers at France’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have announced their plans to put someone else’s brain in Richard Gaquet’s body...

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  9. Pete Sampras' Book: Success Came at a High Price

    Once you discover a talent, you must decide what to do with it. Some choose to devote their lives to squeezing every last drop of opportunity out of that gift, while others use their innate abilities ...

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  10. Power Baseliners and the Wave of the Future

    This is the fourth in a four-part series of articles about the abundance of power-baseliners in professional tennis today, the absence of other styles of play and what this means for the game...

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  11. Defense is Not Enough

    This is the third in a four-part series of articles about the abundance of power-baseliners in professional tennis today, the absence of other styles of play and what this means for the game...

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  12. Where Have All the Volleys Gone?

    This is the second in a four-part series of articles about the abundance of power-baseliners in professional tennis today, the absence of other styles of play and what this means for the game...

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  13. The Decline of the Power Player in Men's Tennis

    This is the first in a four-part series of articles about the abundance of power-baseliners in professional tennis today, the absence of other styles of play, and what this means for the game...

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  14. American Tennis: No Answers, Only Querreys

    The epic Wimbledon final of July 6 made the cover of Sports Illustrated, drew the event's highest ratings in eight years, and even prompted a round of self-castigation from Sports Guy and tennis critic Bill Simmons...

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  15. Tennis-Related Idiocy

    If you go onto ESPN's official site under "Simmons Offers Mea Culpa" and click on B.S. Report, you can see that Bill Simmons, AKA the Sports Guy, has finally recanted from the idiocy of this column...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about over 6 years ago 176 reads 1 comments

  16. Revenge of the Tennis-Playing Athlete

    About 11 years ago, after Pete Sampras had wrapped up a thoroughly dominant win at Wimbledon, Tennis Magazine proclaimed that he was the only true "tennis player" in a sport full of "tennis-playing athletes," at least in the men's game...

    Rob York Written by Rob York about over 6 years ago 660 reads 4 comments