by | Sep 30, 2019

I have published articles on many controversial topics: Trump, border walls, religion, politics, terrorism, Tim Tebow, and, heck, even one on dodgeball. But this may be my most controversial subject yet. Here goes: Tom Brady is overrated. Now, before the…

by | Sep 9, 2019

Rafael Nadal gestures to show the tall, slim Russian at the other end of center court in Arthur Ashe Stadium that he is holding new tennis balls. The man opposite, standing so far behind the baseline he is almost next…

by | Sep 7, 2019

There have been no allegations of Russian machinations and American gullibility or complicity in the annual drama called the U.S. Open. There will be an American in the ladies’ singles draw, Serena Williams, going for her 24th Grand Slam trophy,…

by | Sep 4, 2019

It had to happen, since finally it did: the mighty Swiss Guard of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, owners of 23 singles Grand Slams between them, fell before the ruthless Slav steamroller personified by Daniil Medvedev and Grigor Dimitrov. Arthur…

by | Sep 3, 2019

America’s favorite tennis teen, Cori Gauff, was reduced to tears the other night by a wipeout at the hands of defending U.S. women’s champion Naomi Osaka, who was mightily magnanimous in vic’try. It was a moving scene, very emotional, but…

by | Aug 28, 2019

Americans were fresh and happy as a sunny day at Flushing Meadows, and a sunny day it was for the U.S. Open’s first day. They earned places into the second round of the last Grand Slam of the year, with…

by | Aug 6, 2019

American teens Cori Gauff and Caty McNally won the ladies’ doubles at Washington’s storied Citi Open on the weekend, while a New York native Jessica Pegula took the singles trophy, her first in a Tour-level event. The men were not…

by | Aug 3, 2019

Frances Tiafoe was sure he had the break as he made a great save, catching a deep cross court ball on his deuce side, if memory serves, that he was sure the Russian would not retrieve. They were playing on…

by | Aug 1, 2019

There was a moment about midway through the first set when you might have thought Hurkacz had a chance. He double faulted to give the American a break point, but the tall Georgian failed to convert. Instead, he netted the…

by | Jul 30, 2019

Bjorn Fratangelo beat Ivo Karlović as the Citi Open got under way at the William H. G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center on the edge of Washington’s Rock Creek Park. And to close out the opening night of the first round at…

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