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A profile of Novak Djokovic.

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On September 20, 1973, 50 million Americans watched Bobby Riggs lose to Billie Jean King in a tennis match dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes.” This spring, a man named Hal Shaw came forward with a secret he’d held for 40 years: Riggs, in debt to the mafia, had lost on purpose.

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The best women’s tennis player of all-time opens up.

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The liberation of the Williams sisters.

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When the greatest players in the world go head-to-head, things can get downright angsty.

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A footnoted inquiry into the physics and metaphysics of tennis.

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A profile of Jimmy Connors on the eve of the 1978 U.S. Open. Connors’ legendary confidence, honed by his mother since childhood, was in freefall. (He would go on to win the final in straight sets.)

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On his journey from phenom to champion to wannabe rock star to Emmy-winning commentator, John McEnroe hasn’t changed much.

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DFW on the joys of watching the winningest tennis player of all time play live at Wimbledon.

The truth is that TV tennis is to live tennis pretty much as video porn is to the felt reality of human love.