Archive for April 8th, 2008

so long to felix mantilla and his neck flap

April 8, 2008

Former top 10 ATPer Felix Mantilla announced his retirement from professional tennis a year after his return (he took a break after successfully recovering from skin cancer).

The most prestigious of his 10 singles titles — all on clay — came at the 2003 Masters Series tournament in Rome.

We’ll miss your neck flap caps, Felix! And everyone, remember: don’t get stingy with your sunblock.

(photo by Getty Images)

how not to learn tennis: watch your idols on tv

April 8, 2008

It’s a given that any person who wants to improve their tennis skills must watch their favorite pros on television. Let’s just hope they’re not trying to emulate the games of Mikhail Youzhny or Serena Williams. ( Continue reading…)


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