A date in the desert
At Indian Wells, it's back to serious business for Stan Wawrinka and the Big Four
Back in the day, when ships sailed to the far side of the world, they sometimes encountered The Doldrums.
It was a strange seam between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, a windless, low-pressure area near the equator that left sails hanging, sometimes for days. The nautical term entered our language and has come to mean listless and stagnant -- an apt description for the mild tennis hangover that follows the Australian Open every year.
But on the last day of February, we were jolted ...
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