From The Editor
Tennis Masters Cup is a unique tournament that embodies excellence and represents both opportunity and reward for the year's best eight players. Reward, because qualification requires an outstanding body of work over the course of 10 months. Opportunity, because one player will emerge the champion of champions on one of tennis' grandest stages.
In this edition we profile Andy Roddick and David Ferrer, who, like six other Masters Cup qualifiers, have been spectacularly cast as life-size terracotta warriors. Ferrer tells how he walked away from tennis and took a job working construction, only to find the pay wasn't as good as it is on tour.
Share a laugh with Tommy Haas in "The Last Time..." as the German recounts some interesting fan requests. And learn more about fast-rising Israeli doubles duo Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram.
Paul Macpherson Managing Editor, DEUCE Magazine
In This Issue
As he arrives this week in Shanghai for the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup, Andy Roddick might well take heed of an ancient Chinese proverb: May you live in interesting times.
The First Qin Emperor would not have been disappointed with warrior David Ferrer. He probably would have immortalized him in his stunning mausoleum as one of his best generals at the head of a column of the incredible terracotta army. Centuries later, as well as those warriors, David Ferrer has just been discovered.
Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram are on a mission. By launching the Jewish Sports Foundation, the Israeli duo hopes to encourage young American Jewish athletes to pursue sports activities in schools, colleges, youth groups and camps.
Still in the infancy of his comeback from a 12-month injury layoff, Nicolas Kiefer is somewhat nervous as he enters the locker room of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Suddenly he feels a hand on his shoulder and hears a voice: "Good to have you back."
The ATP unveiled its dramatic new advertising campaign - ‘FEEL IT’ - on the eve of the BNP Paribas Masters.
Life is good for Tommy Haas. A genuine sporting celebrity - he is friends with Arnold Schwarzenegger and is dating actress Sara Foster - the German former World No. 2 lives on a big stage both on and off the court. But things don't always go his way. Below, Tommy discusses the last time...
The season-long race to Shanghai has concluded, and here's a look at how we got here.
ATP stats guru Greg Sharko takes a look at the numbers behind the stories on the ATP circuit.
What did a few ATP World Tour stars do during the off season between November and the start of 2008?
Jorge Lopez, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz Play of the Year, and his mother enjoyed a VIP trip to the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
Sam Querrey discusses his favorite memory of his beloved 1974 VW van.
Who is the most stylish player on the ATP World Tour circuit? ATP World Tour pros have their say.
Australian Lleyton Hewitt takes the ATPtennis.com Tie-break quiz. Will the former World No. 1 pass?