Perhaps since it’s U.S. Open time, there’s been a rash of great new tennis writing at the New York Times and around the web. First there was this piece on Roger Federer’s decline, and then there was also a nice profile of the fascinating Li Na. The Times also created a compendium of some of its great past tennis writing, including—obvious choice—the epic profile of Federer by David Foster Wallace (“Roger Federer as Religious Experience”).
Then there was the ESPN “Outside the Lines” piece contending Bobby Riggs may have thrown his famous “Battle of the Sexes” match against Billie Jean King, and another work checking up on Jimmy Conners and his evanescent time as Maria Sharapova’s coach.
Keep it coming.