Posts by Paul Wachter

  • I Lost to Redfoo: A Tennis Story

    We were playing in one of the best ideas the United States Tennis Association has ever had. Thousands of people enter for a ‘Hunger Games’–style competition from which only one man, one woman, one mixed doubles team, and two same-sex doubles teams (a new category this year) emerge victorious.

  • The Seventh Coming

    Is high school junior Seventh Woods the next Russell Westbrook?

  • Ernests Goes to the Open

    We know Ernests Gulbis has one of the best first serves in tennis. We know he’s a bit of a smart-ass. What we don’t know is if he can live up to his top-15 ranking and be a real contender at the 2014 U.S. Open.

  • The Once and Future Saint

    A visit to St. Cecilia’s, the Detroit gym where George Gervin, Magic Johnson, Jalen Rose, and many other basketball greats tested themselves against the city’s best.

  • The Futures Is Bleak

    Behind the scenes on the bottom rung of professional tennis.