The 10th China Open confirmed that Rafael Nadal will play in Beijing for the first time in four years. Held at the National Tennis Center September 22-October 6, the combined WTA-ATP tournament is the final premier mandatory stop on the WTA calendar, and an ATP 500.
Japan's marketing machine Kei Nishikori has picked up another sponsor, with the Asian ace to begin promotion on a non-alcoholic beer in the build-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The ATP No. 5 is being hyped as the face of the Games for his various line-up of national sponsors.
I saw Baryshnikov a few decades back, the light landing of his shoes upon the boards, the way his fourth finger always pointed down such that his entire being intimated relaxation, the position of his head always held straight - as though balancing a glass of water upon it, - the inhuman amount of time he spent in the mid-jump air, as if he and gravity had an agreement.