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!
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Managing Editor, DEUCE Magazine
In This Issue
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.
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.
If Mahesh Bhupathi is the Donald Trump of Men's Tennis, does that make Mark Knowles his apprentice?
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?
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.
Frenchman Fabrice Santoro is known as 'The Magician' among his peers. But can he really be in four places at once?
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.
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.
History is on the horizon as two Grand Slam events will take place over the next six weeks.
ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko takes a look at the numbers behind the stories on the ATP circuit.
Roger Federer takes in a bird-eye view of Monaco from aboard a helicopter during Masters Series Monte-Carlo.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles take a drive around Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, visiting some of its landmarks.
Spotlight on Stanislas Wawrinka, who broke into the Top 10 after reaching the final at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome.
Serbian World No. 3 Novak Djokovic discusses his burgeoning global profile.
Gustavo Kuerten was honored at the ATP Latinos in Tennis Celebration at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
Nikolay Davydenko and his 15-year-old nephew Philip did a spot of sight-seeing on a day off from the Estoril Open.
Former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero raced Ivan Cervantes on motorbikes at the Open de Tennis Comunidad Valenciana 2008.
American Sam Querrey tells the story of his 1974 Volkwagon Bandwagon.