by | Apr 1, 2020

There is a plaque at the Rose Park courts, and there are some mighty fine players here, nationally and internationally ranked, and others improving daily. When play resumes, they will do very well for a day or two and then…

by | Mar 24, 2020

My friend P in Paris, an occasional American Spectator contributor, notes that no one was celebrating or even remembering the day on Monday. Mouvement du 22 mars! The day it started! Ha, I say, that was when the jeunesse went wild in the…

by | Mar 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: The coronavirus pandemic has many of us shut up in our homes for now. That can be isolating and frustrating. But it can also be a chance to catch up on things we let fall away during busier…

by | Sep 12, 2019

On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump said that, if elected, “We’re going to win so much. You’re going to get tired of winning. You’re going to say, ‘Please Mr. President, I have a headache. Please, don’t win so much.’”…

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 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…

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