My habit of reading the newspaper backwards hasn't changed, unless there's some sensational news. Blame my love for sports for that.
I started watching Tennis in the so-called 'Doordarshan era' when people weren't lucky enough to get a taste of most of the tennis tournaments other than the 4 Grand Slams. I had to rely on TV news and newspapers or magazines like Sportstar to follow the Championship series (now the Masters Series) , the Monte Carlo Open or the Lipton International (since renamed as the Sony Ericsson Open). At the time, I obsessively cut out articles and stories on Sampras, Agassi and Jim Courier — and those treasured clippings are still with me now, despite this being the age of the Internet, and a simple search can provide me with more information than I possibly could need.
Sampras once mentioned that Agassi was the one responsible for taking tennis to the masses — very true, in my opinion. Andre's funky hairdo, earrings and those funny antics on courtRead More »from Tennis: American Glory a Thing of the Past?