2013 will go down as a pretty ignominious year for America’s male tennis players who have set a couple of decidedly unwanted records. At Wimbledon, none of them managed to reach the third round, which previously hadn’t happened for over a century, while here in New York, the fourth round of the U.S. Open got Read More
Here’s something I didn’t know: Andre Agassi didn’t wear anything underneath his tennis shorts when he played.
Agassi was in Queens this weekend to market for for his book, Open, and Agassi revealed that he stopped wearing underwear starting in 1999.
“I got to the locker room and realized I’d forgotten my underwear,” Agassi said Read More
At some point in the not-so-distant past, Andy Roddick was our great American hope. It was early in the decade, and Pete Sampras was calling it quits. Andre Agassi was slowing down, and New York–area tennis fans turned to a cute, plucky native of Texas. He was going to be the new king of Queens. Read More
Barbara Walters arrived at Cipriani on 42nd St. just before 8 on Friday, Sept. 5, dressed in slimming black pants, a black sequined top, and a droll pair of hot-pink satin heels. Ms. Walters was there to present Billie Jean King—the guest of honor for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Legends Ball—with the 2008 Read More
I ran into celeb-coach Brad Gilbert — the man who resurrected Andre Agassi’s career and led Andy Roddick to his only Grand Slam — and asked him for his thoughts on how to beat the rarely beatable Roger Federer.
“I coach [Andy] Murray, so the advice is in here,” he said, tapping his head. “Won’t Read More
Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village
It is yet another measure of this city’s incredible renaissance that dozens of prospective buyers are lining up for a chance to purchase Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town from Metropolitan Life. It’s estimated that the eventual buyer will have to pay MetLife about $5 billion—maybe more—for the 110 Read More
“It’s a long road to Tipperary,” Dan Rather sang, tentatively, in a whisper-soft baritone. He paused, searching for the next line.
“It’s a long way to goooo…”
Mr. Rather squinted and scratched his nose. It was 7 p.m. on Labor Day, and he was sitting at a corner table in a coffee shop on the Read More
This is a picture of Boris Becker.
Imminently-retiring former-Brooke-Shields-marrier Andre Agassi extended his career last night with a second round victory over No. 8 seed Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, besting the 21-year-old in a five-set thriller.
Mr. Agassi, who is 36 and a two-time U.S. Open winner, will face German Brian Becker—no relation Read More
It happens every August: The month drags along, too long, too long, tourists swarm the city, cicadas drone in the suburbs, fist fights break out in the Hamptons over a Sunday Times … until, suddenly, at the end of the month, the U.S. Open pops out of nowhere, to wake us up and yank us, Read More
Net Flicks at U.S. Open
One night next week or perhaps the week after, the final minutes of Andre Agassi’s playing career will be ticking down in Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows. At one of those moments, Mr. Agassi—who announced before Wimbledon that this year’s U.S. Open would be his last tennis tournament—will Read More