Category: Tennis

Nonfiction: A Poet Who Loves Tennis Follows the Grand Tour, in Prose

THE CIRCUIT A Tennis Odyssey By Rowan Ricardo Phillips Illustrated. 216 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $26. In an interview in The Paris Review, the writer Luc Sante said: “I often think of what I do as wide poems. … I write prose with a poet’s head.” This is an apt description of Rowan Ricardo…

In End of Davis Cup as We Know It, Croatia Tops France for Title

LILLE, France — After an agonizing defeat in Croatia’s previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time. Cilic was leading by two sets against Juan Martín del Potro two years ago, with host Croatia leading Argentina by 2-1 on the final day, when his game collapsed, and Argentina fought back…

On Tennis: One Constant of the Tennis Season: Mixed Emotions

The official tennis season ended in joy and thinly disguised rage on Sunday in the northern French city of Lille. While Marin Cilic and the Croats celebrated their decisive 3-1 Davis Cup victory, the French player Nicolas Mahut gave David Haggerty, the International Tennis Federation president, an extended piece of his mind as he accepted…