Monday September 15th, 2008

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David Foster Wallace
David Foster Wallace
For our money, the best tennis writer on the planet is dead, at 46. Even if you're unwilling to commit to the upper-body workout that is the 1,079-page "Infinite Jest," read his essay on Michael Joyce or Tracy Austin's autobiography in the book "Consider the Lobster."
 
Gilles Simon
Gilles Simon
Now up to No. 12 (and rising), the Frenchman wins the Bucharest event, beating Carlos Moya in the final.
 
Sam Querrey
Sam Querrey
On the heels of a strong U.S. Open performance (and with Mardy Fish inexplicably playing an exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City next week), the Californian was picked for Davis Cup action against Spain.
 
Alicia Molik
Alicia Molik
Aussie officially calls it a career. Oh, what could have been?
 
Russian Fed Cup Team
Russian Fed Cup Team
Wins competition for fourth time in five years.
 
Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
Swiss Miss takes Commonwealth Bank in Bali for the 11th title of her career (and first since 2005).
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Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko
Cleared in the match-fixing investigation. But boy is something still rotten in Sopot. Someone sure knew something. And where are the aggrieved "winners" who were denied millions?
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U.S. Open television ratings
U.S. Open television ratings
Way down for the 2008 men's final, not surprising, given that it moved from Sunday afternoon to the Judge Judy block.

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