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  1. The Federer Shank: An Appreciation

    Rembert Browne

    On Sunday, at age 32, Roger Federer was a handful of points away from becoming the oldest Wimbledon gentlemen's singles champion in the Open era, which would have given him a record-setting eighth title at the All...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Rembert Explains America: Discovering the Glorious All-Iowa Lawn ...

    Rembert Browne

    Good lord, my handwriting was bad. As I crumpled up the chicken scratch–filled first draft and found a new piece of paper, I realized I didn't know what to say. Arriving 10 minutes earlier at the house only to be greeted by barks from the ho...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  3. Australian Open Updates, Through 1.5 Rounds

    Rembert Browne

    At this very moment, there are no matches being played at the Australian Open. This is true for two reasons: (1) Everyone's asleep, because it's early in the morning, and (2) we, the East Coast liberal media elite, need time to write about what happe...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  4. Falcons 30, Seahawks 28; or, the Day I Became a Sports Fan

    Rembert Browne

    It was Sunday, January 17, 1999. I was in Augusta, Georgia, for the first big junior tennis tournament of the season, the Mayor's Cup. Two days earlier, I walked onto the court, unseeded, for my first-round match with the 9-seed. The end result: a th...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  5. Is This the End of the Williams Sisters Era?

    Rembert Browne

    Perhaps it's too early to say an era is coming to a close, but this is definitely a moment. Just a few days into the French Open, both of the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, have been eliminated. Both losses were shocking in their own way. Ser...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  6. Oh No, Serena Williams Made a Rap Song

    Rembert Browne

    One of the most talented tennis players of all time, Serena Williams, loves not playing tennis. She also loves rappers. Because of these two facts, it should come as no surprise that she's using her non-tennis time to rap. (Spoiler alert: It's not as...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  7. The Australian Open Second Round: While You Were Drooling

    Rembert Browne

    Editor's Note: During this year's Australian Open, tennis legend Rembert Browne will report back after each round with the things you missed while you were sleeping, at work, or attempting to raise a family. Rembert's Note: The only thing more fu...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  8. The Australian Open First Round: While You Were Drooling

    Rembert Browne

    The Australian Open is one of my favorite sporting events, because for almost 15 years now, I've set my alarm for 3 a.m. to wake up, turn on the television, and watch the matches in real time. I don't know why this happens — apparently somethin...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  9. Sports Book Hall of Fame: Days of Grace

    Rembert Browne

    The first time I held Days of Grace -- tennis great Arthur Ashe's autobiography -- in my hands, I was 13 years old. At the end of a very successful summer, my tennis coach gave me the book, almost as a trophy signaling my Mitzvah into adulthood. He l...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  10. Roger Federer Strikes Back

    Rembert Browne

    This is hard to say, but: Congrats on a great season, Novak. 69-4 in 2011, that's quite a feat. Ten tournament victories, three of which were Grand Slams, a combined 10 wins over Nadal and Federer, and the end-of-season World no. 1 ranking. Wow, I...

    Blog | November 15, 2011