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Wimbledon was created for me

  I’m 9 years old in the 19th century. That’s how I feel. I love the smell of ivy, fresh flowers and especially the short blades of green grass soft under my feet.… Continue reading

Learning to cheer for Cilic

  Many fans don’t like Marin Cilic for the same reasons they used to revile Novak Djokovic. He’s too good. He can beat their hero, Roger Federer. He’s a workaholic dedicated to improving.… Continue reading

Maturing Muguruza wins Wimbledon 2017

  Before their Wimbledon final, Garbine Muguruza, 23, praised the experience and precision under pressure of her older rival, Venus Williams, 37. But Muguruza was the more mature player on the day, saving… Continue reading

For Venus, age is strength

  Whether she wins Wimbledon 2017 or not, Venus Williams remains the most polished, complete player on a WTA tour rich with improving young players. In the eyes of many reporters and fans,… Continue reading

As luck would have it ….

Are there special forces at work on a tennis court? Does luck have anything to do with who wins or loses? You say you don’t believe in such things. Fair enough. Gilles Muller… Continue reading

Novak needs rhythm early at Wimbledon

Preparation is key ahead of a grand slam, where free-swinging underdogs are hungry to catch top seeds on a bad day. Stan Wawrinka paid this price, losing his first round match at Wimbledon.… Continue reading

Djokovic bends but doesn’t break

Novak Djokovic is the most flexible player ever in tennis. It’s not only his body; it’s his mind. He’s the best ever at overcoming adversity. He’s rarely ever out of a match. Seemingly… Continue reading

BECK: Novak needs rest, peace, and war

—- by Chris Beck —- “I feel I’m in a much better state of mind than maybe I was the end of last year,” Novak Djokovic told media before aiming to defend his… Continue reading

BECK: Why Federer, Graf still ahead of Serena

— by Chris Beck — Serena Williams and Roger Federer are both 35 and coming off wins at the Australian Open, stirring debate over who is the greatest of all time. Most fans… Continue reading

RePlay the Point with Pete Ziebron

  Listen to RePlay the Point with Pete Ziebron and Jared Pine on BlogTalk Radio:   (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/replaythepoint)   Tune in every week as Pete and Jared talk to Karen Helf (writer for TennisView… Continue reading