June 8th, 2009
I don’t want my columns to sound as though they are a few connecting sentences holding together sayings from fortune cookies, but there is an old saying in sports about one needing to never get too high after a win or too low after a loss.
June 7th, 2009
Federer makes history capturing the career Grand Slam with his first French Open title.
March 30th, 2009
“It’s great to see him back,” Federer said of Dent. “He was always a dangerous player because he was aggressive. It’s going to be interesting to see how he plays.”
March 21st, 2009
Playing in his debut tournament on the Outback Champions Series, Rafter used his trademark serve and volley game on the hard courts of the Palmilla Tennis Club to dictate play and set up a possible final-round showdown with Pete Sampras, his top rival during his ATP career. Sampras will play Mats Wilander of Sweden in the tournament’s other semifinal on Saturday.
February 16th, 2009
“John McEnroe turns 50 tomorrow — it’s incredible how well this guy still plays,” Sampras said following the match. “I’m in awe of it actually. At 50, it’s amazing to move that well. It’s pretty incredible.” McEnroe beat Sampras last year en route to the Boston title. Todd Martin won the third-place match when Jim Courier pulled out with a bad back.
February 5th, 2009
What will be the after effects of Rafael Nadal’s win over Roger Federer at the Australian Open?
January 26th, 2009
Having Roger Federer’s number is really nice, but it does not do Murray much good if he cannot win the five or six consecutive matches he needs to in order to face Federer. For Murray to reach #1 or to even distance himself from his promising contemporaries, he has to reign in his emotions and develop stability.
January 4th, 2009
Officials at the Hopman Cup exhibition were shocked when Marat Safin showed up for the event with a black and bloodied eye and cuts on his face after getting in a brawl in Moscow.
November 19th, 2008
“This is a message for Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg, Goran Ivanisevic and all of you other guys,” McEnroe delivered in a warning. “I’m not coming to London to lose.”
October 5th, 2008
For some reason Pete Sampras recently spoke to a TMZ gossip site cameraman harassing him as he came out of a restaurant.