am 12.09.2004 16:13 Uhr schrieb Gunnar Jauch unter [log in to unmask]:
> To all tennis fans on the TSE list:
> In exactly 9 hours, the actual # 1, Roger Federer from Basel, Switzerland,
> will take on the former # 1, Leyton Hewitt from Australia.
> The meeting of those two wholly different players in the final of the U.S.
> Open must not be missed by a serious tennis aficionado. Tonight, most Swiss
> people will be watching it. And perhaps our elegant and graceful Roger will
> be one of the select few to win three Grand Slam events within a year.
Lest I forget:
The New Yorker wrote the following praise on "Tennis and the Meaning of Life
-- A Literary Anthology of the Game":
"Something more than summer reading, this superb anthology collects
exceptional writing about tennis, including a brilliant story by William
Trevor, a tour-de-force poem by Robert Prinsky, and a nostalgic fantasy by
Bill Tilden himself. (...) Although the book's obvious appeal is to those
who know and care about the game, it is also a delight-- and perhaps a
surprise-- to those who know and care about literature."
The book includes works by Roger Angell, J.P. Donleavy, Ellen Gilchrist,
Breandan Gill, Barry Hannah, Galway Kinnell, Ring Lardner, Somerset Maugham,
A.A. Milne, Irwin Shaw, Paul Theroux, E.B. White and Vladimir Nabokov (does
anyone remember Humbert Humbert rhapsodizing about Lolita's heartbreakingly