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FRENCH OPEN: The Importance of Being Ernests And Other Reflections on...

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The ghost of Bjorn Borg returned to Roland Garros. After all, as Ben Rothenberg noted, just as American Bjorn Fratangelo went onto Courte Suzanne...

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HERE IN PARIS THE TALK IS OF TENNIS TOWELS Bill Simons PARIS – Decades ago a famous writer wrote a poem called "Howl." Today, this is a...

A World Without Federer – Reflections on the Mortality of a Tennis God

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