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The Changeover

At its core, the changeover is supposed to give tennis players a "break" from play. But it has evolved into a glimpse of the players themselves. From …

20 stunning tennis courts to play in your lifetime

We found the most beautiful tennis courts in the world that are open to the public.<p>Every tennis player should add these 20 courts to their bucket list.

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The New Physics of Tennis

Unlocking the mysteries of Rafael Nadal’s killer topspin<p>In the French Open final this June, many thought that 6-foot-4-inch Robin Soderling would overpower Rafael Nadal, just as he had Roger Federer in the quarter­finals. On serve at 2–1 in the second set, he hit a sharp, low slice crosscourt to …

How The 92nd-Ranked Tennis Player In The World Earns A Comfortable Living

In July Michael Russell won a tennis tournament in Manta, Ecuador, logging 8,628 miles just to get there and back. It was one of his best performances all year and the victory netted him $5,000, yet he barely broke even on the week-long venture. Welcome to the bizarre and trying world of …

The Worst Job in Sports?

Tennis Coaches Face Low Pay, Long Hours and Diva Clients; 'Yo, Get Over Here!'<p>They stroll around the grounds at the U.S. Open and pack the player's lounge. They chat up big-name stars and agents, eat at four-star restaurants and sit in the best seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium for the marquee …

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What Every Pro Tennis Player Does Better Than Roger Federer

Among players active since 1990, Federer holds the worst record in matches where the loser wins more points than the winner—but that might just be further evidence that he's the greatest.<p>As he enters this week’s annual Australian Open for the 16th consecutive year, Switzerland’s living legend Roger …

In Tennis, You Gotta Believe. Or Not

Flavia Pennetta never thought she could win the U.S. Open until she did<p>Flushing, N.Y.<p>There is a myth about tennis players, about athletes, maybe about all of us: You must believe to succeed. In tennis, players and coaches—especially coaches—preach the power of heart, will, mind. To be a champion in …

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The String Theory

What happens when all of a man's intelligence and athleticism is focused on placing a fuzzy yellow ball where his opponent is not? An obsessive inquiry (with footnotes), into the physics and metaphysics of tennis.<p>When Michael T. Joyce of Los Angeles serves, when he tosses the ball and his face …

The History of Nike Tennis

August 20, 2015<p><i>Over 40 years of progressive NikeCourt tennis designs highlight Nike’s commitment to its iconoclastic athletes’ on- and off-court</i> …

1985: Becker ushers in power tennis with Wimbledon win

<i>This year marks the 50th anniversary of TENNIS Magazine's founding in 1965. To commemorate the occasion, we'll look back each Thursday at one of the</i> …

Mylan WTT Team Preview: Philadelphia Freedoms

<i>Mylan World TeamTennis celebrates its 40th birthday this year. For more on WTT, including this season's schedule,</i><p>click here.<p>2014 Record: 9-5 (2nd in …

What your favorite tennis player says about you

Are you self-obsessed or simply charming?<p>The calendar finally hit June, which means not only do we have to deal with waiting for the NBA Finals to start, but we also can pretend to enjoy the French Open.<p>With all those personalities flying around on -- and off -- the court, it is extremely easy to …

Larry Ellison Is Spending a Fortune to Save American Tennis

Amid a devastating drought, the Southern California town of Indian Wells seems like it should perhaps be illegal. Left alone, the ground here is …

Another Wimbledon marathon: Andy Samberg's new tennis film, 7 Days in Hell

Somewhere, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut are sighing.<p>Tennis superfan Andy Samberg, he of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> digital shorts and <i>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</i> …

Forbes: Federer fifth highest-paid athlete, Djokovic No. 13

Roger Federer is No. 5 on <i>Forbes'</i> list of The World Highest-Paid Athletes, and was the top sportsman in terms of endorsement earnings in the annual …