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• Above, a fun look at the work of an umpire, featuring Pascal Maria.
• Will John McEnroe's tennis academy produce the next generation of all-court players?
• Tennis-Prose.com's Dan Markowitz lists the five most exciting players he's ever seen.
• Some good quotes here from Jim Courier and Mary Joe Fernandez on the current state of Davis Cup, Fed Cup and American tennis.
• Andy Roddick has signed on to co-host a weekly Saturday-afternoon show on Fox Sports Radio. Does this mean he doesn't expect to be playing on the weekends?
• This debate on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year offers an interesting glimpse into the current landscape of women's sports in the UK.
• Sam Stosur is back on the court preparing for the 2012 season, which kicks off on home soil.