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SAVE THE SOUL OF TENNIS – SAVE THE DAVIS CUP

   By Bill Simons AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIEND, ITF PRESIDENT DAVE HAGGERTY Dear Dave, As writer Thomas Moore suggests, "The soul is not a thing. It...

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This tennis tournament began with tales of tennis elders. Maria Sharapova lost early, which sparked speculation – why has she struggled so much since...

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From 1939 to 1941, legendary boxer Joe Louis defended his heavyweight title 13 times in 29 months. His hapless foes, including "Two-Ton" Tony Galento...

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"Federer is betterer." Isn't that the mantra that defines tennis these days? But maybe not on this day. "Shush, genius at work," that's how...

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WHOEVER PLAYS LESS TERRIBLE: After two sets of the Sam Querrey-Milos Raonic match, Raonic's seen-it-all coach, Goran Ivanisevic, said on television that the quarterfinal...