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Serena Williams: doctors to blame for black women’s deaths

— Tennis star’s reckless accusation of lethal lack of care goes unchallenged in the media —   Serena Williams is the greatest ever tennis player. Roger Federer comes close, but he’s not quite the best. I’ve admired Williams for a long time. Her tennis is exceptional, her career astonishing. But her achievements and fame place … Continue reading

The Age of Djokovic

— Novak Djokovic, not Federer, is not only the greatest ever male tennis player, he is also challenging our very idea of what is possible — [Warning/disclaimer: The following contains tennis statistics and sustained enthusiasm about sporting activities. While every attempt has been made not to include irrelevant facts and figures, by reading this blog post, … Continue reading

Andy Murray: the new reality

US Open (a final word) All credit to Neil Armstrong and pals, but Murray’s win – at least for British tennis fans – feels better than Man’s first walk on the moon. The world feels a different place. With Andy Murray’s victory the landscape of British tennis in the modern era has fundamentally changed. It … Continue reading

Moment of victory: to slump or not to slump

US Open Forget everything else, what a tennis player does at the moment of victory is often how they’ll be remembered Amid the gusts and the grunts, our man Andy has come through brilliantly, reaching his fifth slam final, his second this year. Now all he needs to do is win it. I say fifth … Continue reading

US Open quarter-finals impress

Murray shows grit to go through, Roddick is no more and Federer stumbles before Berdych. The US Open quarter finals didn’t fail to impress. It is no longer shocking to hear of Roger going out. I will sing his praises forever. But, despite returning to being number one, which is an incredible achievement, he’s not quite … Continue reading

Nice one, Andy (Roddick)

>> Update September 5,  2012: Roddick loses in the fourth round to former champion Del Potro 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4,  after a good run at the US Open. Good luck for the future, Andy. US Open As Roddick’s career comes to a close, he should not be judged only on his one Slam title Imagine… … Continue reading

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