Or: why is quality control so bad in new tennis racquets? I spoke to three racquet technicians to find out.
“Murray needs to evolve and add other layers to his game—like his greatest rivals Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have.”
A way to stay present and play your opponent—instead of their reputation.
If a small child were asked what [Ernest] Gulbis was trying to do, you wouldn’t blame them for saying “Looks like that man’s trying to flap his wings and fly!”
Gear nerds rejoice: A podiatric surgeon—and ex-tennis professional—shares his knowledge on tennis shoes, their evolution, and what you should look for when buying.
“These are professional tools which are used to make livings—not playthings to be gotten rid of and switched frequently whenever your corporate overlord insists that you jump.”
“I was like, ‘Holy shit, this is going to be such a grind.’ But I asked myself: where are the most Futures played? And they’re in Europe. So I decided to play every week on clay.”
Life on tour: from selling clothes and cleaning boats to playing in Grand Slams. Chris O’ Connell’s rise, struggles, and his resurgence to #116 in the world
“Up until that point mum and dad had funded me and helped me travel. But I just got to a stage where I got sick of ringing up my parents and asking them to wire me money. It didn’t feel right.”
From a simple concept in the mind of a teaching pro, to a global pillar of the international tennis community.