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  1. The great ones don't jitterbug

    I wrote this piece in 2011, but never posted it. Therefore, my excuses if the names are by now outdated, but the concept remains.

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    I was subject during a recent tennis broadcast to the peculiar guilty pleasure of watching Daniela Hantuchova play. I say it is a guilty pleasure because while watching Dani is all by itself something to relish, watching her bounce up and down while preparing to serve is certainly excruciating. Hantuchova is indeed a very talented player, ...
  2. The dumbest shot

    The story made it to some tennis magazine.
    Andre Agassi went to an amusement park while playing the Cincinnati Open and got into a batting cage. The attendant set it to a moderate pace, which Agassi mastered immediately. Asking for more speed, he was indulged. Pretty soon he asked for the machine to bet set to its maximum. The operator warned him that the machine could throw 95MPH drives, which only made Agassi more adamant. Agassi kept hitting balls off the machine, getting to the stage ...