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Tennis gets interesting

By William Skidelsky  

Thanks to the “Watch” feature on the BBC’s website, I’ve been catching some of the Australian Open tennis, which concludes this weekend. So far, it’s been an unusually engrossing tournament, because in both the men’s and women’s events, there have been strong signs that the current order is in the process of toppling. Over the last few years, both the men’s and the women’s games have been characterised by the dominance of an individual: in the men’s, Roger Federer, and in the women’s, Justine Henin. Federer’s dominance has been more total than Henin’s, of course, but people tend to forget…

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