"Hi Van, I think its a combination of many things. Back in the day, the 1970's-80's, tennis had so many characters, Mcenroe, Connors then you had Lendl, and then the stoic swedes, so many different personalities. When I was a junior, I…"
"Hey Mark, so sorry for the delay in commenting back! I like the fact that Sock won the junior title at the Open; very impressive. And I hope Harrison's performance at the Open wasn't a blip. That kid can really play!"
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Hello. My name is Van and I've been a fan, player, what have you of tennis for a little over 20 years. I also publish a blog, Tennis Talk, Anyone?, where I talk about the pro game, my game, anything and everything tennis-related. I'm a magazine editor working in New York City and I live in Brooklyn.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
My all-time favorite players are Mats Wilander, Andre Agassi and Jim Courier. I'm a fan of Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, James Blake, David Nalbandian, Ana Ivanovic--I could go on forever, but I'll stop there!
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Hey Van, Check out this helpful info about copyright - crazy story, but it is all true. Let me know if you need any help working the Flickr pics with Creative Commons. Apparently, it can be a sticky situation so be careful out there my man! Please take down any photos that you are uncertain about (and definitely leave the blogs up though - I love them.)
I live in Park Slope, Brooklyn and am a 10 minute walk to Fort Greene Park. I'm a teacher so this week, and all summer, I have lots of time. I used to be decent but am a little rusty. Let me know if you're interested.