Slam Dance

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Sam Quer­rey’s run to the Wim­ble­don semis raised an in­ter­est­ing fact – it was the first time this decade an Amer­i­can male had made the last four at a Grand Slam, end­ing a drought that dated back to Andy Rod­dick in 2009. So Amer­i­can ten­nis is off the skid, but Aus­tralia’s wait con­tin­ues – Lley­ton Hewi­, would you be­lieve, all the way back in 2005. Lucky that host­ing Grand Slam tour­na­ments doesn’t come down to how well your na­tion, you know, plays ten­nis. Any­how, we’ll hope for the be­er with the ar­rival of an­other US Open (Aug

29-Sep 11), which has taken on the man­tle of the ex­per­i­men­tal Slam – its qual­i­fy­ing rounds in­cluded shot clocks be­tween points, as well as al­low­ing play­ers and coaches to com­mu­ni­cate in-game.

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