by | Jul 8, 2019

Comebacks make great stories, and when they are combined with Cinderella moments in athletic competition, they make great copy. On the most revered stage in tennis, the show courts at the All-England Racquet Club, Cori Gauff, age 15, has been…

by | Apr 2, 2018

John Isner went deep and gritty to take the Miami Open title yesterday, defeating Alexander Zverev in three close sets after losing his lead in the first-set tiebreak. With Sloan Stephens hoisting the trophy on the women’s side after a…

by | Jun 2, 2017

The Japanese girl falls behind right away, on serve at 15-40 in the first game of the opening set, visibly uncertain and, admit it, kind of awed. She is hitting her vigorous long groundstrokes and it is clear right away…

by | Sep 1, 2016

The new Grandstand stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the U.S. Open, was again the scene of an emotional American story Wednesday, as underdog Ryan Harrison defeated Milos Raonic in a three-hour display of grit…

by | Aug 30, 2016

With American men’s tennis still in the wilderness — our last Slam winner was Andy Roddick at the 2003 U.S. Open — it seems fitting that the 136th edition of the great tournament, the last of the year’s majors, is…

by | Jul 25, 2016

There was a moment at the final of the Washington Open when I thought the spectators should be reprimanded for biggism. If the six-eleven guy hit long or out of bounds, they cheered. If he netted, they cheered. If he…

by | Jul 21, 2016

Nashville’s Brian Baker went down with class and honor yesterday at the Washington Open tournament, a clutch return of serve giving the match to Ivo Karlovic of Zagreb in a tie break and dashing the American’s hopes to take the…

by | Jul 20, 2016

It never pays to complain about the weather, but we complain anyway. In competitive sports, if you do not like the conditions, you can quit, or you can tell yourself the other fellow has to deal with the same ones…

by | Jul 18, 2016

Fifteen minutes into the match, with the score 5-0, you might be forgiven for thinking that at least you would not be sitting on a bleacher on a 90-degree day without any shade in sight for much longer. It was…

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