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EARL FLOPS, TOURNAMENT MOVES ON

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NEW YORK – Waiting for Earl… Thousands decided to wait for Earl the Hurricane at the tennis parlor in Flushing Meadows.  They packed umbrellas, raincoats, hip boots, transistors, emergency rations, perhaps collapsible row boats and kerosene lanterns. Peering at the rumpled gray sky and the US Open’s blue tennis courts, the tennis nuts were ready …

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A SURREAL DREAM, THE MATCH THAT WILL NOT END

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LONDON – Shall we call it “The Johnny and Nico Show”?  Two young guys skipping about on a grassy stage of an outdoor theatre called Wimbledon, and hoping “you’ll tune in again tomorrow because we ain’t finished yet.” So here are American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut, a soap opera in short pants, playing …

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ANOTHER GEORGIAN ON THE MOVE, ISNER WINS BIG

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NEW YORK – Joe College was up to his old campus pranks.  Sort of.  But instead of chug-a-lugging steins of beer John Isner was mugging his pal, Andy Roddick, at an outdoor party called the US Open. A gathering of 23,763 filled Arthur Ashe Stadium as John and Andy provided the floor show with an unexpected closing …

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