If you need proof tennis fans are as insanely obsessed as those of any other sport, check out this correction someone got the Times to run on David Foster Wallace‘s 6,000-plus-word paean to Roger Federer in last week’s Play:
An article in PLAY magazine last Sunday about the tennis player Roger Federer referred incompletely to a point between Federer and Andre Agassi in the 2005 United States Open final and incorrectly described Agassi’s position on the final shot of the point. There was an exchange of groundstrokes in the middle of the point that was not described. And Agassi remained at the baseline on Federer’s winning shot; he did not go to the net.
FishbowlNY’s 2006 U.S. Open Coverage: