'Slap in the face' that resurrected Eugenie Bouchard's career
Bouchard credited her initial resurgence to former coach Jimmy Connors for lending a “positive” voice after suffering an embarrassing loss just a week before the US Open. “I had a really bad loss the week before (the US Open) in New Haven and it was a ...
WRAPUP 1-Easy for Djokovic and Nadal, Murray suffers, Kerber out
Having levelled it up, however, Stepanek rediscovered the unorthodox wizardry that so flummoxed Murray on Monday and came within two points of becoming the oldest man since Jimmy Connors (aged 38) in 1991 to win a round at the French Open. Murray ...
Andy Murray's French Open quest is perilous but necessary
Guillermo Vilas surely would have gotten close to double digits in major titles if he hadn't had been in the same generation as Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors. Rosie Casals probably would have won a few major singles championships if Billie Jean King and ...
What a Grand Slam without Roger means
Federer won't be that player who plays into his forties like Jimmy Connors. So unaccustomed to injury or the mortality levellers of elite players, Federer is likely to suddenly phase out the minute he feels he cannot compete at the level of his peers ...
Statisfaction: Breaking Down Djokovic's Paris Quest
Novak Djokovic was given a nice cake to celebrate his 29th birthday in Paris on Sunday, but he wasn't very interested in it (reportedly he took two bites and gave it up to the reporters in the room) because what the Serb really covets is to join an ...
Rafa vs. Roger, The Match That Cemented Their Rivalry
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Just as millions had done in years past for matches featuring Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, fans decisively took sides on 14 May 2006. Federer or Nadal, in support of their contrasting styles.
Albert Stark: The Statement, Episode 5; a novel in serial form
He regularly escaped there to stroke ball after ball against the Strand's back wall, day after day, as he fantasized about being Ken Rosewall. At the Park, Lester played older boys and men twice and three times his age. Two weeks ago, he had won the ...
Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios test the old Aussie world view
You would not have spotted Rod Laver or Ken Rosewall handing over a match so shamelessly, let alone boasting about their fortune afterwards (not that either man owned a fortune). Whereas the two highest-profile inheritors of Laver's crown – Tomic and ...