Archive for August 2016
Happy to announce my fifth tennis book “Facing McEnroe” is finished and available-here is a quick excerpt. (Cover photo by June Harrison)
“John’s game really started to click when he went to college. He didn’t burn himself out as a junior.”
Fritz Buehning: “We grew up together, he was a year older. We grew up playing (USTA) Eastern tennis. I have a picture of us playing doubles when he was 12 and I was 11. He was one year ahead of me so I didn’t face him all that much in juniors. He was always (ranked) 1 or 2 in the East and I was always ranked 1 or 2 in my age group. He ended up going to the semifinals of Wimbledon while still in high school. I graduated high school a year early because I combined junior and senior years so I was a freshman at UCLA the same year he was a freshman at Stanford. We played Stanford three times in dual matches. Those were pretty exciting matches. On the (ATP World) Tour I played him once in singles in Stockholm. I won the first set but I ended up losing in three sets. I’d say we played at least twenty times in doubles and I won once at Queen’s Club. The time I won, I was partnered with John Austin and John was with Peter Fleming.”Continue to read full article...