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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Michael Chang
Pete Sampras doesn't understand how Roger Federer does it. When he reached the age of 31, he was burned out from the grind of the tour, the constant travel. It was difficult to stay motivated.
Melbourne Park has changed so much in the 18 years since Stefan Edberg played his last match at the Australian Open that he found it a little disorienting to return this year as the newest member of Roger Federer's coaching team.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray is curious to see how the locker room dynamics change with the likes of Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and Michael Chang following Ivan Lendl into the coaching ranks.
The best men's tennis players in the world have once again gathered in New York, and they figure to make themselves at home. As the U.S. Open begins Monday, American threats are once again lacking in the men's draw.
Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors and other Grand Slam champions will play a series of matches around the country in October and November.
Only a short time after reaching yet another tennis milestone, Roger Federer was stumped.
Roger Federer defeated John Isner 7-6 (7), 6-3 to win his record fourth BNP Paribas Open title Sunday, avenging a loss to the American who beat him in Davis Cup play.
They know what it feels like to be overlooked. People, they say, assume they are weak, servile, out of place. So when these Asian-Americans watch Jeremy Lin slash and shoot his way through the NBA's finest, it's almost as if they are on the basketball court with the California-born point guard who has set the zeitgeist on fire.
Thousands of fans descended upon Verizon Center on Friday night to watch four middle-aged men hack it around on the tennis court. At times it looked like the players were shaking rust off their rackets rather than hitting tennis balls, but everyone in attendance knew they were getting their money's worth before the first serve was even tossed toward the sky. After all, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras were in the mix.
Many tennis fans bemoan American players' back-seat status in the professional ranks, longing for the days when Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Jim Courier were dominating the sport. Such nostalgia will be briefly satisfied Friday, when those very players descend on Verizon Center in a one-night, four-player format that will give fans a chance to revisit some of their favorite tennis legends.
There was a moment when Bernard Tomic didn't think he'd get past the first round of qualifying for Wimbledon, much less into the second week of the tournament.
As soon as there was an opening for a new U.S. Davis Cup captain, Jim Courier began lobbying for the job.
He said he was hired in February 2009 by the Agriculture Department, where he was "a dependable, talented and trustworthy employee," according to his filing with the employment appeals board.
"I haven't really spoken to many of the players about it, to be honest," he said.