September 30, 2011

Covering the Real Golden Age of Tennis

Tennis writer Tom Perrotta tells Gelf why we are lucky to live in the age of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic.

David Goldenberg

When it comes to the current state of tennis, Tom Perrotta has the opposite of nostalgia. Perhaps we should call him a yes-stalgist. He's the guy who shakes his oversized graphite racket at old folks and tells them to get on his lawn—and play a set or two. Perrotta has had enough of the reminiscing about the supposed golden era of tennis, what with its wooden rackets, all-American heroes, and serves-and-volleys. According to Perrotta, the sport of tennis—at least men's tennis—is better now than it has ever been.

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