short balls: mcenroe and bryan brothers get davis cup spotlight, etc.

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Coming into his own: It’s been a few years now that Patrick McEnroe has etched his way into tennis history (and not as John McEnroe‘s younger brother). As the U.S. gets ready to face Russia in the 2007 Davis Cup finals (this weekend, in Portland), bone up with this quick profile in USA Today.

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Bryan Brothers blogging: Speaking of Davis Cup, the ATP passes the blogging baton to Mike and Bob Bryan for new insight into this weekend’s Davis Cup tie. Bob wrote the inaugural post. What you need to know: the twins went to a Blazers game with James Blake, Mike spent too much money at Whole Foods, Bob is impressed with what he’s seen as of late from the likes of Donald Young and Robbie Ginepri, and can’t wait to pull some pranks on giant (and rookie) John Isner. (ATP)

Pete backs Pete: Year-long touring pro he ain’t, but Pete Sampras‘ serve-and-volley game — played on fast indoor carpet — can still match up with today’s best. (ESPN.com)

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Poker? I hardly knew her!: Newly-single Boris Becker will join Pokerstars as one of their sponsored pros. He’ll participate in the European leg of the Poker Tour at the end of January. (Poker News)

Exhibition ecstasy: The folks at Tennis Channel will air a bunch of exhibitions in their entirety (and for free) through the end of 2007. The schedule is as follows: Monday, Dec. 3, Rafael Nadal vs. Richard Gasquet (first U.S. showing); Tue., Dec. 4, Sampras vs. Federer No. 1; Wed., Dec. 5, Sampras vs. Federer No. 2; Thurs., Dec. 6, Sampras vs. Federer No. 3. In the meantime, you can watch clips (with German commentary) here.

(OT) Opening Ceremony: Quick write-ups in Refinery29 and NYT about Opening Ceremony co-owner Humberto Leon, who, aside from running one of the best boutiques in Los Angeles, is busy ressurecting 90s surf label Maui & Sons.

(Davis Cup photo via ATP; Becker photo via Poker News)

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3 Responses to “short balls: mcenroe and bryan brothers get davis cup spotlight, etc.”

  1. The reader-writer Says:

    Have you seen pics of the “new Hugo Boss suits”?

    RE:

    “Also Monday James and Patrick went to Nike Town for a book signing for James’ book, and we all were fitted for new Hugo Boss suits – a nice little perk!” (AFP blog, Bryan Bros.)

  2. The reader-writer Says:

    Free clips of Federer-Sampras exhibitions matches at de.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis: yes, and they are good clips.

    Why aren’t there clips like that on other Yahoo?

  3. Mallory Says:

    those dates that the tennis channel is airing the exhibition matches is for their online streaming video. you can see those matches on the given dates at http://www.thetennischannel.com/federer_sampras/

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