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Roger Federer | Inside the Art of Tennis

Saturday, July 15, 2017
by Peter Ingle
Roger Federer | Inside the Art of Tennis

HOW IS IT THAT ROGER FEDERER, about to enter his thirty-seventh orbit around the sun, continues to be such a formidable opponent? His feline grace, precise strokes, and unruffled demeanor certainly help, but they’re not enough to explain his prolonged success or recent resurgence. Everyone marvels at Federer’s court play, but rarely do you... Read »

The Loneliest Number in Professional Tennis

Sunday, June 18, 2017
by Peter Ingle
The Loneliest Number in Professional Tennis

AT THE TINY, TALL SUMMIT of professional tennis, there is room for only one. Preparation for getting there is grueling. The ascent is physically exhausting and psychologically draining. Arrival is not guaranteed. Victory can be fleeting. It’s a lonely journey that gets lonelier the higher you go. In the game of tennis, even though there... Read »

My Life as a Tennis Ball

Thursday, April 20, 2017
by Peter Ingle
My Life as a Tennis Ball

MOST OF US HAVE NO IDEA where we came from. We don’t know when or where we were conceived or what makes us alive in the first place. We can’t even remember being in that cylinder before a blast of air welcomed us into the world. I was luckier than most. I could have... Read »

The Kurious Mister Kyrgios

Thursday, April 20, 2017
by Peter Ingle
The Kurious Mister Kyrgios

PERHAPS NEVER BEFORE has the game of tennis seen this degree of contradiction between prodigious talent and perplexing behavior. That statement may bring to mind the likes of Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe who displayed their own versions of electrifying play and exasperating antics. Yet, neither of them possessed the power, speed, or athleticism of Nick Kyrgios.... Read »

Stephen Curry Transcends Space and Time

Thursday, April 20, 2017
by Peter Ingle
Stephen Curry Transcends Space and Time

JUST WHEN IT SEEMED that no one could or ever would assume the mantle worn by Michael Jordan, along came a boyish, brittle-boned phenom named Wardell Stephen Curry II. Talk about spicing things up, Curry has single-handedly ushered in a new NBA era with his breathtaking three-point shots and the panache with which he... Read »

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