Another look at some of my favorite pieces written on tennis.
Here is a quick look at some of my favorite tennis articles ever written. You may want to bookmark this one and read one per month. I am listing them chronologically from oldest to most recent.
1. Raised by Women to Conquer Men by Frank Deford
Sports Illustrated 28 August 1978
This is a must read. It gives a lot of insight into the psyche of Jimmy Connors. Love or hate Jimbo, it is worth knowing more about what drove him on the tennis court. This article is so good I considered not returning a friend’s copy of SI that contained a reprint of it in 1994 so that I could re-read the article whenever I liked. My conscience won out, but thanks to the web and free archives I can read it at my leisure.
2. On Guard And Quite In Control by Gary Smith
Sports Illustrated 28…
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