In addition to the authors listed below, this site wouldn’t exist without the kind help of many people, most notable:
- Genny & Inés – this Spanish tag-team is essential to this site. They track down information, post to Facebook and translate.
- The folks at Tennis Connected for the media passes that allow me to take too many photos of tennis players, especially Rafa.
Then there’s the huge list of people I’m constantly bothering for feedback and/or asking them to perform random and tedious tasks. No one’s yelled at me yet. (Although, I have gotten side-eye. Usually deserved.) This list includes but is not limited to: Atcharib, Ataraxis00, Jeannab64, kefuoe, MonsieurWaldo, NatalieHoHo, Nida, nycsandygirl, SapphireSwell, and ShelleyEllie. (I fear I’m missing people. It’s my advanced age, not you!) Thanks to all of you.
Are you going to a tournament that Rafa’s playing in and would like to blog about it for the site? Contact miri and let her know. Then you’ll be listed below too!
Although I've been a sports fanatic all my life, I've become a tennis enthusiast only recently in 2010. But since then I've embraced it whole-heartedly, including sleep deprivation and traveling extensively in North America and Europe. Along the way, I've met many wonderful Rafa fans from all over the world. It's been a wonderful adventure.
In my real life, I'm a mostly-retired software engineer who cohabitates with 3 sweet and feisty cats near Dallas, Texas.
Kefuoe (which means gift in Sotho) was given her name while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho. Since that time, she’s lived in Kenya , Guyana, Malawi and London, but she always comes home to New Orleans eventually. She currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she splits her time between supporting international women’s health programs and trying to identify birds in the back yard.3 Articles
In the American Midwest -- watched my first Wimbledon final in the year that McEnroe finally beat Borg. Remember Becker's first Wimby title well. Was old enough then (and young enough) to think he was really cute. More recently, as a Federer fan wondered indignantly, "Who is this noisy, muscular, long-haired kid? Why doesn't he wear sleeves? How dare he challenge The Master?"
In Rafa's corner since early 2008. Believe that Rafa's 2013 is one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of sport."
Aimee is the founder of shrewdtennis.com. She works as a digital strategist and conducts web design, SEO and social media projects for a wide variety of clients. Tennis is however one of her favourite things in the world and when she isn't online/working, she can usually be found watching or playing tennis.1 Article
Florida native, living in Alabama. I work in management in the telecommunications field. I am a huge sports fan in general, but tennis has my heart. I remember watching JMac, Connors, Chrissy, Martina and others with my mom and grandma as early as the age of 5. I've loved tennis all my life and I thought my heyday of fandom was in the 90s with Steffi and Pistol Pete. By the early 2000s my viewing interest waned but I always watched the majors, and at Roland Garros 2005 the commies would not stop talking about a certain young Spaniard. By the quarterfinals I was firmly rooting for him. I became a full-fledged Rafa fan at Wimbledon 2006. Since then I have never enjoyed tennis more, and never before sacrificed so much sleep. I've attended 7 tournaments, including the 2011 Davis Cup Final in Sevilla, and look forward to seeing more live tennis. I'd happily chase the sun all year to travel and watch this awesome sport of tennis. In the meantime, I'll chase TV schedules, streams and livescores :-)1 Article