Sunday, August 12, 2007

Selena's Back on the Beat

As much as Racqonteur bemoans the New York Times' consistent lack of tennis coverage, favoring instead to dissect the trivial details of team sports, its most potent saving grace comes with the writing of Selena Roberts. This Grey Lady scribe brings the most intelligence, insight, context and perspective to the subject of tennis of any mainstream writer on the scene. And while she's been away from the courts for the last while—writing, presumably, about football nonsense or ice skating—she's back today with a fantastic discussion of Federer and his uniquely low-key but sophisticated approach to super-stardom. Cheers to Selena. Let's hope she stays on topic through the Open.

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