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119 results for "olympic tennis"

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  1. Andy Murray, Roger Federer, and the oddness of Olympic tennis

    Louisa Thomas

    Andy Murray and the undeniable oddness of Olympic tennis.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  2. Noah’s Spark

    Jonathan Abrams

    Joakim Noah was 5 years old the first time his father, Yannick, gave him a tennis lesson. A crowd gathered as Yannick, a French sports icon, analyzed his son's strokes. After maybe 10 lessons, Joakim quit tennis. He decided at that...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  3. The Yips Plague and the Battle of Mind Over Matter

    Katie Baker

    Each point in a tennis match begins with a serve, and each serve begins with a ball thrown into the air. It's probably the most overlooked move that a player will make over the course of a game: it looks so simple, seems so rote, and is usually ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  4. What Went Wrong at the Strangest Tennis Match You Never Knew Occu...

    Tom Perrotta

    Perhaps the strangest tennis match in history - the one that began but never ended - happened in Myanmar last year. It was the Davis Cup. Pakistan was up one match on New Zealand when the refere...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  5. Time to Come Up

    Darren Sands

    Wajid Syed wasn't welcome on the court, so he stood beneath an enormous tree next to a mass of shrubs and silently peered through a gate locked by a rusty chain, watching Francis Tiafoe. Sixteen years old and one of the best junior tennis p...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  6. Dear Novak, Love Roger: Two Tennis Greats Trade Emails During the...

    Brian Phillips

    From: Roger Federer <rogerfederer1@me.com> To: Novak Djokovic <serbianwaterpolo@info-net.rs> Date: September 8, 2014 5:03 PM Subject: :( Dear Novak, You watching this? xRF --- Roger Federer "What is wanted is not the will t...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  7. You Won't See Me: The Hidden Lives of U.S. Open Ball People

    Peter Macia

    At 3:37 p.m. on Day 9 of the 2014 U.S. Open, attention was the hottest commodity at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The air temperature in Flushing Meadows was 91 degrees, humidity 57 percent, heat index hellacious, but inside Arthur Ash...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  8. Vive La Monf: The Revitalized Man Who Can Beat Roger Federer

    Louisa Thomas

    It's been a long time since Gael Monfils has been considered a "relevant" tennis player - three years since he was the seventh-ranked player, 11 years since he was a young pro with no. 1 talent. It's been a...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  9. The Sportstorialist: Ruffling Feathers at the U.S. Open

    Wesley Morris

    Outside one of the women's boutiques in my neighborhood sits a sandwich-board sign. Usually, it offers an invitation, in bright chalk, to come inside because, say, the spring arrivals are here or it's cold out there. But one day,...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  10. Fire Walk With Nick Kyrgios

    Brian Phillips

    Nick Kyrgios plays tennis like someone who knows he is made of fire. He knows it so completely, is so certain of it even when other people aren't, that he is willing to burn himself alive every now and again to make the point. When things are g...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  11. Broken at Love

    Brian Phillips

    Did you know that former world no. 1 tennis player and nine-time major champion Monica Seles has written the first two volumes of a young-adult romance series? It's true! The series is called The Academy. It's set in a boarding school for a...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  12. Taylor Gang: The Rise of Taylor Townsend and a Q&A With Her M...

    Katie Baker and Rembert Browne

    Katie Baker: When rising American tennis player Taylor Townsend arrived to her second-round match at the French Open earlier this May, she caught a glimpse of the scoreboard from an earlier contest involving Serena Williams on the same court. 6-2, 6-...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  13. Mind Games

    Louisa Thomas

    Simona Halep, the second-ranked tennis player in the world, uses a simple, fluid, matter-of-fact motion when she serves. There's nothing too unusual about it - nothing showy or special. Technically, it's excellent. But f...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  14. Ernests Goes to the Open

    Paul Wachter

    Ernests Gulbis can't help himself. The 25-year-old Latvian, ranked no. 12 in the world and seeded 11 here at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, is cruising through his first-round match. He's not playing particularly well, but hi...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  15. Segun Toriola and Ning Gao Are the Best Athletes in the World

    Grantland Staff

    This happened at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, during the men's team table tennis semifinals. They make J.J. Watt look like a shuffleboard player....

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  16. HBO’s Making an Epic Sports Mockumentary With Andy Samberg,...

    Zach Dionne

    7 Days in Hell is the name of the new original comedy film happening at HBO that you're about to become very excited about. Written by Murray Miller, from Clone High and Girls, the story will follow legendary tennis rivals played b...

    Blog | July 24, 2014