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Steven White's Articles – September 2012 Archive (8)

Andy Murray runs up a $1408 bar tab...despite just having a lemon soda

THE tennis champ was toasting his US Open victory in sober fashion while his pals enjoyed pricier options.

ANDY MURRAY sipped a $6 lemon soda to celebrate his US Open win … while mum Judy, girlfriend Kim Sears and other pals ran up a $1408 bar bill.

The Hakkasan Japanese restaurant in Manhattan had been closed for half-an-hour when the 30-strong party…


Added by Steven White on September 15, 2012 at 6:18am — 1 Comment

Federer's reign shadowed by fresh doubts

Despite Andy Murray's  Gold Medal and victory at the US Open, Roger Federer will officially remain the world's best player. At least that is what the ATP rankings will say, but with his 31st birthday behind him, questions again…


Added by Steven White on September 14, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Tennis forced to face moment of truth

DURING a flamboyant career, French star Yannick Noah raised eyebrows with his athleticism, dare and flair on court.

But it is his accusations in a French newspaper last year alleging widespread doping among Spanish tennis players that, while inflaming tempers across the border, have some relevance to a development in New York this week.

"How can a…


Added by Steven White on September 14, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Roger Federer: What 2012 Means for His Legacy

When Roger Federer lost to Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, it was a massive shock to the tennis world. The fact the world was so surprised to see Roger go down to Berdychis a clear demonstration of exactly how well Federer has done this season in returning to form.

In 2012, Roger Federer has reached the quarterfinals in all four Grand Slams, played three…


Added by Steven White on September 13, 2012 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

The Tennis Space Top Ten Drinking Stories

1) At the press conference which followed Andy Murray’s semi-final victory over Tomas Berdych at the US Open, he told his mother Judy: “Mum, you smell of wine.” Judy then pointed at Sir Alex Ferguson, who had stumbled into the room along with Sir Sean Connery: “He made me have wine. He’s just been telling me that Scotland invented the world.”

2) Sidney Wood, a Wimbledon champion, once found himself drunk on court at Roland Garros. “I found myself as…


Added by Steven White on September 9, 2012 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

Jan Kodes: Will We See A New US Open Champion?

Posted by Steven White, Author and illustrator of "Bring Your Racquet"

By Jan Kodes

Jan Kodes of the Czech Republic, the 1973 Wimbledon champion, 1970-71 French Open champion…


Added by Steven White on September 8, 2012 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Sara Errani -- Not Working With Lance Armstrong's Doctor

Sara Errani is having the best year of her tennis career. And the Italian has now announced that she will not be working in the future with Luis Garcia del Moral, a former member of Lance Armstrong's medical staff.

Del Moral also worked with some tennis players.

"Now, his name is not a good name,"…


Added by Steven White on September 6, 2012 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

With Sam Stosur, expect the unexpected

Don’t let that Aussie “aw shucks” demeanor fool you, or the placid body language hidden by her signature Oakleys as she goes about her business in a workmanlike manner around the court. She does not “Pojd” like Petra Kvitova, roar like Serena Williams, or throw in full-body fistpumps like Ana Ivanovic. She does not slam her racket a la Victoria Azarenka or negatively stalk the court like Agnieszka Radwanska or Angelique Kerber. Yes, Stosur may be the most even-keeled woman on the WTA Tour.…


Added by Steven White on September 4, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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