TAG: A TV look at the French Open



The Strains of Watching the French Open on TV

Alright, truth be told, I’m damn jealous of Steve Tignor getting to go over to Paris to cover the French Open. I have to read about him watching matches from court-side and walking around Paris, taking the Metro, looking at svelte French women and eating French cuisine. I once got to go to Wimbledon on assignment, actually I had to pay my own way, but I had garnered enough free-lance stories for Tennis Magazine to make it worth my while. And I had a great time, even when Peter Bodo, the dean of tennis writers, informed me as I sat in the press area to watch the first-round match of Magnus Norman, the subject of my main article and #2 in the world at the time, that he, Bodo, was actually doing an article on Norman. Sinking feeling in gut, but my article did appear in magazine and I got paid.

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