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Revelations from a week in the desert

Originally Published: March 23, 2009
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- If tennis' majors are the wall-sized murals that cast giant shadows, then perhaps the smaller events can be viewed as carefully chiseled portraits -- which can sometimes be even more revealing. Nearly a quarter-century ago, at the 1986 ATP tournament in Stratton Mountain, Vt., champion Ivan Lendl, then at the height of his powers, was joined in the semis by teenager Boris Becker, enduring Jimmy Connors and midlife-crisis-addled John McEnroe. Also in the mix, ...

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