Monday, June 30, 2003

More from the Baseline: Who could deny that part of the appeal of watching Jimmy Connors or Bjorn Borg hit from the line was that they were passing folks like McEnroe, Ashe, Becker? Besides, Connors loved to charge the net at the right moment, something Hewitt rarely does. And Borg could pound from the baseline all day without being boring because he had a seemingly endless repertoire of shots, angles, and spins. Variety is what keeps the game fascinating -- which goes a long way toward explaining why the ladies' game is much more interesting than the blokes' these days. A final between Hewitt and Roddick? It will probably happen soon. Insomniacs, take note. TiVo the match.

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