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Van Sias's Articles – August 2008 Archive (4)

The Times Is Not Right

So here's a kind-of U.S. Open-related post that also deals with a little pet peeve of mine.

First, if you couldn't tell by now, I'm a big tennis geek! What can I say? Following career stats of players is kind of a hobby. Aside from that, in my alter ego, I work as a professional copy editor for a magazine (I'm managing editor for HFN, plus I do freelance copy editing for a newspaper, The Journal News). I like to think that I can spot… Continue

Added by Van Sias on August 27, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Breaking on Through to the Other Side

You know what's the best thing to do if you live in New York the week before the U.S. Open and you're a tennis fan? Hint: It's not going out and playing.

It's watching the pros play—and for free, no less!

The qualifying tournament to try to get in the main draw at the Open kicked off Tuesday, and let me tell you, it's a great thing to get out and catch. If you're in the area and you're reading this, then stop reading it and get out there! I'm tempted to tell go up to my… Continue

Added by Van Sias on August 21, 2008 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

The Lady Killers (The Tennis Talk, Anyone? Top 10: Women's Edition)

If you aren't among this group of elite players, then there's a nine out of 10 chance you'll be packing your bags before you know it if you have to go against one of them.

Or at least that's how it should be!

I'm taking the criteria I put together for my previous post and bringing it over to the WTA Tour to create the Tennis Talk, Anyone? Women's Top 10 list. And remember the rules: I'm throwing out the vast amount of… Continue

Added by Van Sias on August 5, 2008 at 2:09pm — No Comments

In a Perfect World: The Tennis Talk, Anyone? Top 10 (Men's Edition)

Just imagine a world where flakiness didn't exist, where injuries didn't derail progress and your talent reflects where you should be in the rankings. Determination also pays off for any technical shortcomings you might have to help you climb up the rankings.

Well, that's what I'm doing at Tennis Talk, Anyone?: imagining!

Andy Murray's great win in the Cincy Masters yesterday got me thinking: If you were really to look at… Continue

Added by Van Sias on August 4, 2008 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

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