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Tennis, anyone...?

Tennis, anyone...?
posted by forallmankind on Sep 28, 2005 - 45 comments

 

Agassi vs. Blake

The Old Man vs. The Comeback Kid. On Wednesday evening at 7pm EST Andre Agassi will face James Blake in the US Open Quarterfinals. At 35, this will be Agassi's 20th appearance at the US Open. Although he's been persistently dodging plans for retirement this may possibly be the last time Agassi graces Arthur Ashe court. James Blake's story is different. At 25, he's spent the past year and a half recovering from a neck fracture, the death of his father and an illness in which he temporarily lost feeling in his face and suffered from blurry vision. He will also be the first black man to reach the quarterfinals in the US open in 23 years. Will this match-up be a passing of the torch to a younger generation of US men's tennis players or will experience prevail over youth? Regardless, this may be one of the most anticipated matches at the US Open since Agassi faced Pete Sampras in the 2002 final.
posted by quadog on Sep 6, 2005 - 26 comments

The boob is back

Maria Sharapova has supplanted Kournikova as the new hotness, at least when it comes to Japanese bedroom accessories. (mildly NSFW)
posted by furtive on Jun 26, 2005 - 24 comments

Ball Sports & physics

Par 5 site on the science of golf balls. Service on the newly sized tennis ball. Return on the flight of tennis balls: Part 1; Rally with Part 2. Back and forth again with Ball/Court Interaction 1 and 2, and the aerodynamics of tennis ball coverings puts it away for the point. (And apparently, the weight inside a bowling ball isn't spherical and so modeling the movement of bowling balls takes university papers and presentations.[PDF])
posted by OmieWise on Jun 15, 2005 - 7 comments

Ma ma ma my Sharapova!

Happy 18th Birthday Maria Sharapova! A music video by ESPN's Bristol Bob and the Page 2 Crue, made in honor of Maria Sharapova's 18th birthday. Make sure you crank the volume knob up to 11, because now you, too, can sing along to the tune of The Knack's "My Sharona."
posted by MmmKlunk on Apr 20, 2005 - 25 comments

Money, Power And Sport

The New European Football Champion Will Be Greece Or Portugal: Sunday's Euro 2004 match is the first final ever between two national teams who've never made a final before, after dispatching the biggest, richest European powers like England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France. Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova, a 17-year old Russian from Siberia has won Wimbledon, defeating the mighty Serena Williams. Perhaps size and money, despite the multi-million contracts, still aren't everything in sport. Or does it depend on the sport? [More inside.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jul 3, 2004 - 53 comments

Tennis player's parent drugs his opponents

Sometimes a parent can go a little too far helping out a kid. In this case - way too far, when it comes to drugging the competition.
posted by Spezzatura on Aug 6, 2003 - 10 comments

Anyone for tardis tennis?

Anyone for tardis tennis? Not much of an FPP, but its Friday and its Flash and its mildly irritating fun.
posted by biffa on Jul 4, 2003 - 8 comments

Tennis fans Slammed

If you are a prominent sports organization suffering under budget cuts and dwindling crowds, not to mention if some of your main players are threatening to form a breakaway group, what could possibly be your next move? How about alienating your fans? That's exactly what the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the governing body of men's professional tennis, did. More inside . . .
posted by somethingotherthan on Mar 9, 2003 - 3 comments

Williams Tennis Association?

From "Elle" to "Infinite Jest", the world acknowledges their greatness. They're about to meet in their fourth consecutive Grand Slam final. Are these sisters invincible?
posted by 111 on Jan 23, 2003 - 13 comments

Serial prankster Karl Powers finishes his trifecta of Pranks with a hit on centre court at Wimbledon. He first joined the Manchester United team for a photograph, then donned the cricket whites and marched out onto Headingley during an Ashes Test with Australia.
posted by Burgatron on Jun 30, 2002 - 12 comments

Lesbian Tennis anyone?

Lesbian Tennis anyone? Or perhaps a game of Nude Punch-Out is more up your alley. Ok fine, if neither of those turn you on, then you must be a Satanic Freak Brother. (yes some people actually went out of their way to create these games)
posted by kingmissile on Mar 28, 2002 - 7 comments

Anyone agree that the Wimbledon Men's final that just finished was just about the best sporting event ever on TV? If you're waiting to watch this later, don't click here.
posted by davehat on Jul 9, 2001 - 33 comments

Okay, so the tabloids take the eroticization

Okay, so the tabloids take the eroticization of female tennis players to the extreme, including The Mirror, which has paid Barbara "Babsi" Schett 50,000 pounds to promote her as the next Anna Kournikova. Last fall we talked about women sports players being on beauty, not talent; while the beauty judging goes on, they forget to even mention player records. There's Babsi, Anna, Jelena Dokic, and the supposedly beautiful Krasnoroutskaya who says of Kournikova what everyone keeps saying about good-looking female players in general: "She makes the beauty of tennis. She started it. Now tennis is very popular. People come to watch her. That helps everybody."
posted by Mo Nickels on Jul 6, 2001 - 48 comments

Jennifer Capriati Beats Serena Williams to Keep Her Grand Slam Dreams Alive

Jennifer Capriati Beats Serena Williams to Keep Her Grand Slam Dreams Alive If ever there was a game that see-sawed back and forth, it was this one! Williams took the first set and Capriati looked weak. After being down 5 games to 3 (at love - 30!), Capriati miraculously leapt back and took the second set. The third set was even more tense, as Williams took a bathroom break mid-game! Want to see how it went? Here's the log of the match.
posted by wackybrit on Jul 3, 2001 - 35 comments

Step aside MacEnroe, tennis has finally found a new crybaby

Step aside MacEnroe, tennis has finally found a new crybaby
posted by ookamaka on Nov 26, 2000 - 1 comment

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