2011 in photos
In today’s gallery, we look at some of the biggest moments and the best photos in tennis this year. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images
Related: 2011 in Sport: The rise of Djokovic
2011 in Sport: Three more tennis moments to remember
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If I were building a dream team from today’s crop, for a sporting event to be named later, it would look something like this: Marv Albert running play-by-play next to Cris Collinsworth and Mary Carillo, while Suzy Kolber works the sideline. Charles Barkley would be in the studio with Keith Olbermann and John McEnroe, and, because they’ll need it, Costas stays, as referee.
- Following two recent pieces on sports broadcasters - David Remnick on Howard Cosell and Kelefa Sanneh on Jon Gruden - Rieves Wiederman explores what makes a good sports broadcaster, and creates an announcing dream team: http://nyr.kr/uqNM7O
10 P.M. (HBO) McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice
As Borg and McEnroe surveyed Centre Court and replayed shots, tactics and their state of mind during the documentary, they also conveyed a sense of genuine friendship and respect. They are not tennis’s Magic and Bird or even Ali and Frazier. They might be closest to Evert and Navratilova, whose rivalry endured longer and whose relationship has also matured over the years.
What separates McEnroe-Borg is one match that stands alone — and survives the test of time. - NYTimes