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An American at Davis Cup in Oz 2016 Part II

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2017 | Home
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

A Davis Cup is drama -- at least for tennis. Unlike tournament matches where tennis etiquette restricts the amount of cheering or partisanship, virtually anything can be yelled or acted out between points at Davis Cup.

An American at Davis Cup in Oz 2016 Part I

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2017 | Home
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

The Davis Cup was held in Melbourne this past weekend. As a tennis player of more than five decades (my dad got me started when I was eleven years old) attending a Davis Cup competition anywhere close to where you live is an opportunity of a lifetime.

Culture at the NZ Festival of Tennis

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 03.15.2015 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

I have just arrived at The NZ Festival of Tennis, and the atmosphere here, rather than the games, is what I would like to write about. Because by just discussing the games, you do not take into account the natural and cultural environment of the event.

PRANK! Federer Is Not Retiring But This Is How Players Might React

Posted 06.08.2013 | Sports

You might think that Roger Federer's contemporaries would welcome the news that the 17-time Grand Slam champion was retiring. After all, his exit from...

Isner Tops Anderson at Shanghai Rolex Masters, Nishikori Moves On

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.10.2012 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

On a day when world number two and three Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray arrived in Shanghai, it was American John Isner who turned in the day's most impressive win.

Federer Does Dirty Work For Title

Posted 03.19.2012 | Sports

By Pete Bodo, You wouldn't know it from the way he keeps his chestnut-colored hair just so, or how crisply and neatly he's always attire...

Murray Fights Off Isner To Reach Semis

Posted 11.09.2011 | Sports

By Richard Pagliaro of NEW YORK—Staring at the sizable 6’9” shadow John Isner cast across the court at the start of the fourth-s...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

It's nice and all that NFL owners have adopted some new rules for player safety, but aren't their efforts misguided? Shouldn't they spend every waking moment negotiating with the players?

WATCH: Longest Tennis Match Ever Now A Condom Commercial

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut famously played a match at Wimbledon that lasted over eleven hours, the longest match in the tennis history. Now the con...

WATCH: John Isner Gives Longest-Tennis-Match-Ever Top 10 List On 'Letterman'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

John Isner made history last week in the longest tennis match ever, taking more than 11 hours to conquer his French opponent at Wimbledon. The America...

Finally! American Conquers French Opponent In Longest Tennis Match Ever

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — When John Isner finally won the longest match in tennis history, he collapsed on the Wimbledon grass and then summoned one last...

U.S. Open Tennis: The American Tennis Boom Was a Fluke

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew DeBord

We were supposed to see tennis broken out of its country-club, upper-crusty enclaves and delivered to the masses. For a while, it worked. But then the nation lost interest.