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Clinic at Arthur Ashe

September
8

After Roger Federer’s steamrolled Andy Murray for a fifth-straight U.S. Open title here, an immediate reaction:

How unfortunate for Murray that he thought he ever had a chance. If you’ve read enough about Federer this year, you’d think he would be bouncing second-serves into the net. Instead he was as dominant, brilliant, remarkable — pick a word, any word — as he’s ever been.

I admit, I’m partial to Federer. In an era when tennis is more about power than ever before, he is an artist, a throwback to a different time who tonight regularly ventured to the net. What’s next — a wooden racket? Short shorts?

OK, I’m a fan, but not THAT big of a fan….

This entry was posted on Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 7:12 pm by Sam Weinman. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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This is the time of year the tennis world descends upon New York. Jane McManus, Harold Gutmann and Josh Thomson will be sending dispatches from the courts and corridors of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Come back for advice on tickets, parking and whether to go for the hot dog or the lobster roll.
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Harold GutmannHarold Gutmann Harold Gutmann joined The Journal News in 2002 after graduating from Duke University. He currently focuses on high school sports — he has covered state championship games in 10 different sports. READ MORE
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