Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Tennis Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJohn Clarke Sept. 19, 2018 This year marks the second annual Laver Cup, a men’s tournament being held in Chicago from Friday through Sunday that features 12 top players, including Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev. Rod Laver, 80, is an Australian tennis legend. He was the No. 1 player in the world from 1964 to 1970, winning 200 singles titles and 11 Grand Slams. Laver talks about his namesake tournament, the importance of amateur tennis, and why shorter matches are better. This conversation has been edited and condensed. Last year’s inaugural Laver Cup sold out in just a few hours. Why does this tournament resonate so well with fans? I think it’s the star power. You’re looking at Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. You have six of the best players … [Read more...] about Laver and the Power of the Laver Cup
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Tennis Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByThe New York Times Aug. 24, 2018 When The New York Times was on strike during the 1978 United States Open, it missed not only Jimmy Connors’s victory, but also John McEnroe’s coming-out party. After reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon earlier that summer, McEnroe made the semifinals at the Open, before losing to Connors. He would go on to win the next three U.S. Opens. Here are excerpts from how The Times covered McEnroe in that era. July 28, 1976 New York City has a new national tennis champion, an exciting young player following the path of Vitas Gerulaitis. He is Johnny McEnroe, 17 years old, from Douglaston, Queens, who recently won the United States junior clay-court title, as Gerulaitis did four years ago. Charles Friedman June 29, 1977 The Dead End kids are running the … [Read more...] about A Close-Up Look at John McEnroe Through the Years
SHARE Mumbai, Jun 30 (PTI) Roger Federer's decision to give clay court season a miss was a 'no-brainer' says John McEnroe who also feels that Novak Djokovic will enjoy a deep run at the Wimbledon championhips.Defending champion Federer (36) will be eyeing his ninth title at Wimbledon, where he begins his campaign against Dusan Lajovic.Federer missed the clay season for the second consecutive year to rest his body ahead of Wimbledon."As far as Roger (is concerned), he didn't play the clay court season last year and he won Wimbledon. To me it was probably a bit of a no-brainer that he was going to do the same thing. Why would (he) be doing something different and take a risk? It worked so well," McEnroe,told reporters late last night from the United States."Look what he just did. He went and won Australia (Australian Open) again. It's incredible what he's done, McEnroe added.McEnroe, who won the Wimbledon thrice, also said that Novak Djokovic was "heading in the right direction" and … [Read more...] about Federer skipping Roland Garros a ‘no brainer’- John McEnroe
Roger Federer, the world’s top-ranked tennis player, was in Chicago on Monday for the first time to help kick off the countdown to September’s Laver Cup.Organizers spent Monday morning setting up a small tennis court next to Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate sculpture. Federer, who had arrived in Chicago around noon, volleyed with world No. 20 Nick Kyrgios of Australia on the court around 2 p.m.“Very excited to be here in Chicago for the very first time,” Federer said at the Bean. “Nice and cold. But it's all good. That's what we came for and (to) order a deep dish pizza so we're warm on the inside.”The 36-year-old Swiss native explained how he’s never had occasion to grace the city before.“I don't want to say you always go to the same places (on tour), but when there's not a tournament in town, it's hard to go to sometimes unless you plan a vacation,” Federer said. “And usually when I come to … [Read more...] about Why is Roger Federer in Chicago? And why was he playing tennis next to the Bean?
There are so many big movies this summer that we’re breaking up our movie preview, and this is part one: Mark your calendars for event movies in May and June that you, or your kids or parents, should be excited to see.These include sequels to “Deadpool,” “The Incredibles” and “Jurassic World”; an origins story for Han Solo and an all-women twist on the “Ocean’s” heist movies.And that’s not the only gender-twist: Look for switcheroos on remakes of the comedies “Overboard” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” too.Then check out several under-the-radar choices, the “sleepers” that might be more thought-provoking fare and might break out.Among these, consider the comedic “Book Club,” full of female-star favorites; horror flick “Hereditary,” which is supposed to be a stone-cold nightmare; and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, the little documentary about Mr. … [Read more...] about Summer movie preview, part 1: Huge hits and ‘sleepers’ for May and June