Platform tennis features intense competition in a small area surrounded by chicken-wire. You might call it tennis’s version of a steel-cage match … if the players weren’t so darn friendly. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.
Only A Game’s Jon Kalish reports on the wheelchair tennis player with an 8 year, 424-match winning streak. Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands hopes to continue the streak in the finals of the U.S. Open on Sunday.
Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim says the U.S. Open women’s title is Serena Williams’ to lose, but who will come out on top in the men’s final on Monday? Wertheim joins Bill to update the latest from Flushing Meadows.
This year’s U.S. Open marks the return of the doubles team known as the Indo-Pak Express, featuring Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan, and Rohan Bopanna of India. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports on a team using their platform to promote peace.
Wimbledon 2011 has features upset, injury and triumph. Bill Littlefield talks to Bud Collins of the Boston Globe about the most interesting matches of the tournament, and Bud gives his predictions for the men’s and women’s finals.
The evolution of replay technology and high-tech television graphics has made sports more accurate … and generated piles of new statistical information. And as Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports there’s even more to come.
Roger Federer snapped Novak Djokovic’s 43-match winning streak with his victory in the semi-finals of the French Open on Friday. Bill Littlefield talks to New York Times’ tennis writer Christopher Clarey about Federer’s win, along with other French Open related matters.
In his book High Strung Stephen Tignor writes about the rivalry between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. While McEnroe was defined by his wild behavior, Borg was concerned with protecting his reputation as a consistent and unflappable player. Bill Littlefield talks with Tignor about the very different approaches that McEnroe and Borg took to tennis.
Mardy Fish is the lone remaining standard-bearer for the U.S. on the men’s side of the French Open. Bill Littlefield talks to Sports Illustrated’s L. Jon Wertheim about the American presence in the tournament.
The Australian Open has already encountered a few surprises, including a final without Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. Bill updates last few matches of the tournament.