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James LaRosa is a writer for Tennis Magazine who got his start at tennischannel.com in 2007. He brings the pain in his daily Slam blogs as well as his own weekly tennischannel.com column, LaRosa's Sweet Spot, an irreverent, humorous and sometimes libelous take on the world of tennis. Check back every Wednesday for your all-new dose of the Spot.


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    1. JAMES (6/19/2009 9:34:47 AM) 

      Dunlop has no problem eating. Though apparently he's allergic to strawberries, so hopefully he doesn't accidentally eat one or five if he steps out of line...

    2. njnyc (6/17/2009 9:39:34 PM) 

      Great interview James. Wish you and Dunlop safe travels to Wimby! Can't wait to read your reports! Hoe does Dunlop eat strawberries?

    3. ACtennisfan (6/16/2009 10:17:01 AM) 

      Jules, here's a link to the Bodo article on Roger - http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2009/06/sprezzatura.html. And, here's another Bodo article on the Rafa/Roger rivalry and what the FO victory for Rog might mean - http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2009/06/rafda.html. I think Bodo is a really insightful writer. If you haven't read his stuff before, you're in for a treat. And, James, I agree about the whole underacheiving article burnout. Serena's a great compexxxor. She's got more GS xxxles than any active female player. Could she have been another Steffi or Martina? Maybe. But, who cares? She's done what she's wanted. Enough said.

    4. Jules (6/16/2009 12:12:32 AM) 

      Yes, I agree. But some writers, commentators, & players don't see it that way. They insist on playing the part of the professors evaluating the student who they feel has just scratched the surface of their ultimate potential. So they try to push her forward with their assorted versions of tough love, trying to get her to make the ultimate commitment of no life but tennis 24/7. Hoping she will become the next Martina, or even better the next Roger, MJ, or Tiger. the GOAT.

    5. JAMES (6/15/2009 1:50:14 PM) 

      I did read Bodo's piece and you're right, good stuff. I'm sort of over reading about how great Serena could've been. Articles about underachieving bum me out, and they're always just so much conjecture anyway. Hasn't everyone really just achieved what they're capable of, physically, mentally, emotionally?



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