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Wimbledon: RF for Nine or Some Other Cup of Tea?

[Ah, the All-England Club.  When the rain lifts, it is nothing less than a sun-dappled cathedral to the great game of tennis.  The question on everyone’s mind, of course, is the resurgent 36-year old Roger Federer and whether he can

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Federer Wins Down Under

Roger Federer is inarguably the greatest male tennis player of all-time.  He has won an amazing 20 grand slams (four more than Nadal).  And with this win in Australia, the ageless 36-year old became the oldest player to win a major championship

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The Final Slam: US Open 2017

Flushing Meadows incapsulates the best things about tennis. The final tennis slam of the year may not have the whites of the All-England Club or the sun-dappled splendor of the clay at Roland Garros.  The U.S. Open is tennis with an

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Top Sports Moments of All-Time: Number Four

We turn from college football to the tennis court.  As long-time readers of the site know, I am fond of the graceful, poised play of the inestimable Roger Federer.  He is one of the great champions of the modern era.

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Brad Gilbert’s All-Court Broadcasting Game

We find ourselves in the grandest window of the major tennis season.  The All-England Club offers pageantry.  The Wimbledon Championship evokes passion.  The end result is a magical two-week smorgasbord of tennis without parallel in the sport. For those of

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Summer Reading: Tennis

With Nadal a no-show for the French Open, the tournament held the risk of being a rather dual affair.  Instead, it offered a compelling story around Novak Djokovic and his amazing ascent (12 majors).  It also foisted Andy Murray onto

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