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Steven Kaplan's picture
July 13, 2015

Roger Federer brought his "A" game to Wimbledon this year. The "Best Player of All-Time" was brilliant at times, but it was not good enough because Novak Djokovic could be "The Toughest Player of All-Time."

Brian Coleman's picture
July 10, 2015

Wimbledon has always been a tournament that prides itself on its tradition and its class. The players all required to wear white, and are referred to as “Gentlemen” and “Ladies”, rather than “Men” and “Women. In the 138 years of the tournament, very little has changed.

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 25, 2015

While savvy local tennis fans know that a visit to the qualifying rounds of the U.S. Open can be more rewarding (and accessible) than the main draw, perhaps the best kept secret in tennis are the qualifying rounds for Wimbledon held at The Bank of England Sports Centre in Roehampton, just a few miles from the All England Club.

Steven Kaplan's picture
June 17, 2015

The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning had its grand opening in Crotona Park last Monday in an economically impoverished area of the South Bronx. It is a testament to the potential of using tennis to encourage education and improve the community.

Brian Coleman's picture
June 9, 2015

Novak Djokovic entered the French Open final on Sunday with a record of 41-2, including five titles, in 2015, leaving many to wonder if there was anybody currently on the ATP Tour who could take down the Serb.

Brian Coleman's picture
June 4, 2015

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will play for a spot in the French Open finals tomorrow, the fourth meeting between the Serb and the Scot in 2015.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 29, 2015

I watched Serena Williams nearly meltdown against the world's number 104 Anna-Lena Friedsam in a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 win at the French Open. It’s the hallmark of a true champion to play poorly and still survive, and Serena is an all-time great player who will get stronger as the tournament goes on.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 26, 2015

For the last two springs, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has hosted the biggest grassroots tennis event in the country.

Steven Kaplan's picture
May 11, 2015

My last blog focused on the strange and sad attempt to make college tennis more fan-friendly, and by doing so, making the sport less player-friendly.