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Paul Macpherson

From The Editor

What's your favorite storyline at Roland Garros this year? Rafa looking to equal Borg's record of four straight singles crowns? Roger's quest to complete a career Grand Slam... if only he can solve the Rafa Riddle? Or perhaps it's the emotional farewell of three-time champion Guga Kuerten?

Just as Roland Garros 2008 is packed with compelling storylines, so too is our latest issue of DEUCE, including a look at what makes Nadal clay's ultimate warrior. There is a fitting tribute to Kuerten, who also opens his private photo album to fans.

We sit down with Jarkko Nieminen and his wife Anu, the respective No. 1 Finnish tennis and badminton players. They have never celebrated a wedding anniversary together as they follow their tours.

And be sure to check out the unique pictorial feature from Dubai. You've never seen tennis images like these!

As always, I welcome your comments emailed to


Paul Macpherson
Managing Editor, DEUCE Magazine

In This Issue

Tsonga Is France's Great New Hope

Oliver Hardt


Tsonga Shaping Up As France's Greatest Hope

France had more Top 100 players last year than any other country, yet on the 25th anniversary of Yannick Noah's celebrated Roland Garros victory in 1983, the nation still awaits its next Grand Slam champion. Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has emerged from the shadows of countrymen Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils to become France's great new hope.

Gustavo Kuerten


The Final Kuerten

He is known universally as 'Guga' and beloved by fans worldwide as much for his frizzy hair, infectious smile and engaging personality as for his three French Open titles. Fittingly, the first South American man to ever rank year-end No. 1 will bid farewell to the sport at Roland Garros.

Bhupathi and Knowles


The Donald Trump of Men's Tennis

If Mahesh Bhupathi is the Donald Trump of Men's Tennis, does that make Mark Knowles his apprentice?

Life & Love in the Finnish Fast Lane


Love & Life in the Finnish Fast Lane

Jarkko and Anu Nieminen are both Finnish No. 1s. Traveling alone for most of the year, how do they juggle their marriage and careers? And why does Anu say that tennis players would never survive on the badminton tour?

Sam: The Man And His Van


Sam Steps Back in Time

Most fans wish gas prices were back at 1970s levels. Sam Querrey also longs for that era on the road, having missed it first time around.

Tennis In 3D


There's Magic in that Lense

Frenchman Fabrice Santoro is known as 'The Magician' among his peers. But can he really be in four places at once?

Cool Idea: Tennis Goes Green


Tennis Goes Green

You need the right partner to win on the doubles court. Same goes in the fight against climate change. That, in a nutshell, is HEAD's philosophy.

On The Rise... Stanislas Wawrinka


On The Rise... Stanislas Wawrinka

If you have to be an understudy on Broadway, it's best if it be to the lead actor in Phantom of the Opera. In tennis, if you have to be in the shadow of your countryman, then it may as well be Roger Federer. Chances are, you'll eventually get your moment to shine.

Scoreboard & Calendar


Scoreboard & Calendar

History is on the horizon as two Grand Slam events will take place over the next six weeks.

Greg Sharko


Shark Bites

ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko takes a look at the numbers behind the stories on the ATP circuit.


Federer Goes Sky High in Monaco

Roger Federer takes in a bird-eye view of Monaco from aboard a helicopter during Masters Series Monte-Carlo.

Hamburg 2008 - Bhupathi and Knowles

Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles take a drive around Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, visiting some of its landmarks.

Spolight on Stanislas Wawrinka

Spotlight on Stanislas Wawrinka, who broke into the Top 10 after reaching the final at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome.

Djokovic Likes the Limelight

Serbian World No. 3 Novak Djokovic discusses his burgeoning global profile.

Guga & ATP Latinos Celebration

Gustavo Kuerten was honored at the ATP Latinos in Tennis Celebration at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Estoril Open 2008 - Team Davydenko

Nikolay Davydenko and his 15-year-old nephew Philip did a spot of sight-seeing on a day off from the Estoril Open.

Ferrero Races Enduro Champ

Former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero raced Ivan Cervantes on motorbikes at the Open de Tennis Comunidad Valenciana 2008.

Sam Querrey - Pride and Joy

American Sam Querrey tells the story of his 1974 Volkwagon Bandwagon.


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