The 126th Internationaux de France de Tennis (or as the tournament prefers – Roland Garros – rather than the French Open) filled the May 22nd–June 5th calendar. The play at Stade Roland Garros updated the celebrated saying “There was something … continue reading
Carlos Alcaraz had a remarkable week in Madrid even by the teenager’s lofty standards this year.
His year started at the Australian Open, where Matteo Berrettini beat him in the third round in a tight five-setter, 6-2 7-6(3) 4-6 2-6 … continue reading
After a yearlong delay thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 17-day athletic gala that showcases 33 sports and 46 disciplines kicked off in mid-July. It is Tokyo’s most humid, and then moving into August, the city’s hottest month of the … continue reading
Alexander “Sascha” Zverev always comes into view all arms and legs. He’s lanky and seems not to have grown into his body quite yet. At 6”6’ and supposedly close to 200 pounds, he’s like an unfinished sculpture with some of … continue reading
Dominic Thiem of Austria, the No. 2 seed, survived two sets of brilliant play by his opponent, and battled through leg cramps at the end of the US Open Men’s final to win his first major championship, defeating Alexander Zverev … continue reading