Just 19 years old, Frances Tiafoe was playing at the Miami Open on Thursday for a chance to take the court against 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer. Tiafoe and Konstantin Kravchuk went into their first-round showdown knowing that the winner would meet Federer on Saturday.
After first round play concluded for the women at the Miami Open, it was the turn of the seeds of the bottom half to begin their campaigns here in Key Biscayne as second round action begun at the Crandon Park Tennis Center.
It was Charles Wintour, the father of Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who assigned me to write Althea Gibson’s copy for the London Evening Standard in 1960 and, in doing so, kick started my tennis writing career.
Today Alejandro, our star photo editor, story editor, and new tennis player, found a classic t2000. In honor of the fantastic Wilson racket, and in honor of the greatest Lefty of the 1970's and 1980's and part of the 1990's, we made this gallery of Brett's work.