Putting the GOAT to rest, early French Open favorites, more mailbag

Wednesday May 14th, 2014
The tennis world collectively exhaled when Rafael Nadal dominated at the Madrid Open.
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Yet today, Hewitt makes the short list of players we ought to admire the most. For all the prattling about "love of the game," here's a guy whose fondness (addiction?) for competition is such that he is still out there at age 33, treating his business with maximum professionalism, able to recalibrate his goals and continue to find fulfillment.

Kei Nishikori took the first set against Rafael Nadal in the Madrid Open final, but retired with injury.
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• And a second submission for long-lost siblings: Eugenie Bouchard and actress Maggie Grace.

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