Images and words

The year in pictures and words.

Updated: December 30, 2005, 11:39 AM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

It's not that he doesn't have enough personality; he plays with plenty of fire. It's not that his game is boring; he's got more shots than Jamaica's got mangoes. It's that he's too good. Agassi and Blake played a match for the ages in the Open this year, a match you could get into, a match that made you love tennis the way you did once upon a Borg-versus-McEnroe time. Federer plays matches you admire, the way you would a painting. In a museum. On a wall. Behind a glass. ...

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