1. Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer Re-Emerges

    To paraphrase the greats Bob Ryan and Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe sports page, it's time to empty out the sports drawer desk of my mind...

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  2. New England Patriots: This One Hurts Even More Than Last Time

    This one hurts more than 2008. That team played in the wake of the Spy Gate revelation. They annihilated almost everyone. Everyone rooted for them to lose...

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  3. Super Bowl 2012 Preview: Are NY Giants the Favorite over New England Patriots?

    As a Pats fan and admirer of the Kraft family, nothing would please me more than to see Robert hoist his fourth Lombardi Trophy this Sunday...

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  4. What Could Sampras Have Done in 1969?

    I watched a show about Rod Laver last week on the Tennis Channel, narrated by one of his acolytes, John McEnroe...

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  5. For Nadal: A Whole New Kind of Trouble

    Julius Erving used to say , "Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them." The sporting version of that means winning on the days you're not playing particularly well...

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  6. Wimbledon 2011: Rafael Nadal's Learning Curve

    Tennis spring began in earnest in the Continental clay, and concluded today with Wimbledon . What have we learned? First, there exists a big three, not a big four...

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  7. Keep on Keepin On: Roger Federer's March Through the Record Book

    This goes way beyond Faust. Goethe's story revolves around the desire of all of us to taste greatness, if only for a moment. Life is fleeting, glory is fleeting, death awaits us all. Before we exit, we want to grab the brass ring just once...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by David Starr about over 4 years ago 570 reads 5 comments

  8. U.S. Open Tennis: Can't Call Them Comebacks

    Last year I bought Bud Collins' History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. Any serious fan of the sport's history should own this book, for its wealth of factual material, ...

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  9. The Anxiety of Success: Federer's Road to the U.S. Open

    Our modern version of the Farmer's Almanac tells me the U.S. Open looms ahead; my stint in 115 Fahrenheit Phoenix and the homey humidity of Boston reminds me that the dog days of August are just around the corner...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by David Starr about 5 years ago 2,421 reads 19 comments

  10. Handicapping Wimbledon

    The more things change, the more things stay the same, say the French. That sums up the tennis scene on the eve of Wimbledon...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by David Starr about 5 years ago 293 reads 2 comments