From The Editor
Welcome to the first on-line issue of DEUCE Magazine. Many readers may be familiar with the ATP's Official Magazine, which was first published in 2002, but until now it appeared only in print form and was distributed primarily within the United States. By transitioning to an online format, DEUCE is now available worldwide to millions of atpworldtour.com users.
This issue features an exclusive one-on-one feature story with US Open finalist Novak Djokovic, the man many believe will break the Federer-Nadal dominance of pro tennis. We also catch Roger Federer in a light-hearted question and answer session and spend a day in the life of Los Angeles tournament director Bob Bob Kramer.
I hope you enjoy the new DEUCE and I welcome your comments, which may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managing Editor, DEUCE Magazine
In This Issue
It began on a lazy Saturday afternoon with a car ride to get coffee. It ended with a dog bite, an altruistic rescue and, ultimately, a heartwarming reunion.
Dmitry Tursunov is known as much for his knack with words as with the racquet. But the talents of the Russian tennis star turned celebrity blogger extend even further - to the world of beats.
Standing 6' 10'', big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic is the tallest player to ever compete on the ATP World Tour.
The son of a potato farmer, Hyung-Taik Lee was unaware that the ATP circuit even existed while growing up in the South Korean countryside. Now he is Asia's No. 1 player.
The front door of the old cottage opens onto the feet of the Mariola Mountain; the sun lights the sky blue of the exterior. It is an ideal place to find peace, away from the hubbub of modern life. Juan Carlos Ferrero has found a business opportunity there.
Bob Kramer shares an exclusive walkthrough of a day in his shoes at the 2007 Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles with DEUCE Magazine.
DEUCE Magazine questioned the ATP World No. 1 during the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati about being Roger Federer.
The Race to Shanghai heads to the Far East and then indoors as the competition heats up for the final spots in Tennis Masters Cup.
So who knows the man best? The wife, or the long-time doubles partner? Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor started playing together long before they settled down with their life partners. But no-one really knows a man like his wife!
ATP stats guru Greg Sharko takes a look at the numbers behind the stories on the ATP circuit.
American twins Bob and Mike Bryan demonstrate a 62-shot Romanian Davis Cup Drill, one of their favorite volley drills picked up from yesteryear.
Fernando Gonzalez talks about his affection for his two dogs.
What do ATP World Tour professionals eat to keep in top condition?
ATP World Tour stars including Richard Gasquet and David Nalbandian discuss their favorite surface.