Racquet is a quarterly tennis magazine that celebrates the art, ideas, style and culture that surround tennis. This time with Vitas Gerulaitis, among others.
Racquet 11 – The Fall issue 2019 | On the cover Vitas Gerulaitis, showcased in an Andy Warhol Polaroid
Racquet 11 – Our cover star is 1970s swashbuckler Vitas Gerulaitis, here showcased in an iconic Andy Warhol Polaroid, and commemorated in our pages by Rick Marin. In addition to being one of the most beloved players on tour, he also gave us one of the more memorable quotes of all time about resilience after defeating Jimmy Connors, a player who’d held a 16–0 advantage in their prior matches: “Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row!”
Also in the issue, Nick McCarvel showcases a tennis drag duo making a comeback, Ben Rothenberg gives us a cautionary tale of the “next Anna Kournikova,” Rowan Ricardo Phillips highlights teen Monica Seles’ game-changing win over Jennifer Capriati, Amelia Urry takes us to the border, and Craig Shapiro remembers the Huggy Bear, a Hamptons tennis tournament that put the titans of finance on court with legends of the game.