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Freelance writer for New York Times (+more). Host of @NCR_Tennis podcast. Mostly tennis. Enjoys Eurovision and IKEA furniture assembly. benrothenberg1@gmail.com

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@Tennis_Jon @ElliottJMR Even in these dark times, I'm not about to condone the rationing of frosting. @Hurleytennis I loved that shirt so much and wore that color combo for years after with great gusto.New NCR! An introduction to the world of courtsiding with @bradhutchins_, author of Game, Set, Cash: Listen here… https://t.co/ByPcjv60ub
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3/29
2020
"take care of yourself - stay home." Written in the skies above Moscow. https://t.co/wrZh9xxQ1Z
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergYes, that the 2010s saw Djokovic win the most Wimbledons and Nadal win the most US Opens was truly baffling. https://t.co/6lq5YXJSTuTwo teasers for the upcoming #NCRBookClub conversation about VENUS ENVY... https://t.co/ATA1x00DfB
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergBaffling screenshot from “Hunters”... https://t.co/6h2DjPjSuSNothing will stop me from celebrating a birthday 🤷🏻‍♂️🎁🎂🍾🥳😂 #NiceTryQuarantine #HouseBirthday #HousePartyhttps://t.co/c6pZWxiBbF
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergWe are dropping three episodes in the next seven days (or less). Why? Because we think you’re swell.
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergTopical for this tennis time machine moment I'm living: A defense of Anna Kournikova, by @tumcarayol: https://t.co/AGCbb6V0tfFor me, their best matches were all within a 2 year period: 1. 2008 US Open QF (7-6 7-6 Serena) 2. 2009 WTA Champs… https://t.co/V4P63AmpOO
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergWell that was a fun #SWatchParty, @NickMcCarvel, thanks for organizing! That crowd was pretty meh, but the Willia… https://t.co/vHPwYyYKQd @ThinkThinkDr @Todd20001 Not that often, no. But that one was pretty short. Really I probably watched the first set… https://t.co/StBjocFagx"When they're playing great, there's no safe place to hit; "When they're not playing great, there's no safe place… https://t.co/rMKdLEtFyb @tumcarayol AMEN.GOAT? Serena, by any possible metric, Peter. https://t.co/HbZiS2hdgYSerena: hey ESPN is doing a marathon of our matches! Venus: which ones.... https://t.co/20da7ic8uc
Retweeted by Ben Rothenberg @BenRothenberg If anyone has never seen Serena-Azarenka, the final set is pretty much just aces and return winners.… https://t.co/Roo9ac98ZS
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergAbsolutely, that 2007 Serena-Sharapova final was truly shocking. I don't think people now appreciate how everyone… https://t.co/uOELC2LzTWCoronavirus PSA! First one I've seen. Interesting they're sticking with the "young people, don't infect the elder… https://t.co/IPw01B5JH0 @Todd20001 It's definitely the one I've rewatched the most times... @tumcarayol Agreed on both counts.Ohh, 2010 QF vs Azarenka, for sure.Some Classic Serena wins at the Australian Open: 2003 SF vs Clijsters 2005 SF vs Sharapova 2007 R3 vs Petrova 2007… https://t.co/d9B15bOseD @FortyDeuceTwits I think people were sick of seeing Serena beat up on her (perceived classier?) sister, foremost. C… https://t.co/AHvwMiGzPPThis is maybe the most slanted I can remember a crowd at a Venus-Serena match. These Aussies wanted Venus, real bad. #SWatchParty @FortyDeuceTwits https://t.co/6qfYhvTpLfA love hold then another commercial break! Yikes! Also Fowler-Washington(!)-Shriver really capturing the moment, c… https://t.co/qMPKpyyBUDWHOA they're skipping ahead by five games??? Unnecessary way to cut the #SWatchParty short, ESPN2...We just hopped off the Skype with @jon_wertheim and you’ll be able to hear his mortification soon. Ben and Courtn… https://t.co/llrtAaLBbE
Retweeted by Ben Rothenberg @FortyDeuceTwits @NickMcCarvel Me thrneither! It was middle of the night and I was in high school!Hype for #SWatchParty! https://t.co/6RWk12c8eA
3/28
2020
In theory, taking a walk outside for your mental health seems reasonable now, but in some neighborhoods (like mine)… https://t.co/mym5GmogRfI now get mad when it’s a nice day out because this is what people do. https://t.co/vHYzHed9tE @trev_hogg Oh yay! Glad to proselytize, always :)If you're working from home, @SerenaWilliams has the life hack to end all life hacks. (Yes, it involves wigs)… https://t.co/1k0HbWPbOB
Retweeted by Ben Rothenberg @trev_hogg Iceland was my favorite as well! Counted down my top 5 here. Bummed, this was a pretty strong year, sh… https://t.co/ycEXP8vUwJThis quote from the great Paul Williams ( @paulielama2 ) bears repeat tweeting. A reminder - loving your family, y… https://t.co/7pq7wnnN0t
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergJust got confirmation from Sam Sumyk that he's no more Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's coach, and that he's open to a ne… https://t.co/IcisrlgM7X
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergThe number of times this happened is astronomical https://t.co/YHv8gjLKcA
Retweeted by Ben Rothenberg @FortyDeuceTwits omg there’s a remix https://t.co/hqSYnwOe8Ghttps://t.co/CsfeJ6hIky
Retweeted by Ben Rothenberg @FortyDeuceTwits Dammit Johnny, we do. @DKTNNS https://t.co/GLGU0Q3BmqTimes are tough for everyone right now, I hope you’re doing ok! They are especially tough for some people in the di… https://t.co/WfgiyqQVL4
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3/27
2020
Now in Memphis 2008 quarterfinals vs Andy Roddick... https://t.co/MNjsS4zfpXThis is now five minutes away! Create a Twitch account and come on by to watch some live tennis (video game)!… https://t.co/BMFHKG0k9vFYI for those of you who like your apocalypses comedic. https://t.co/oF6wWcin5gStef inexplicably wearing a raincoat while losing his mind gives the video significant BTLE (Big THE LIGHTHOUSE Energy).This was the last time I can remember a team I like winning a big game in a fun way. It was a long time ago! https://t.co/rTeDRc57NPA 31-minute stream-of-consciousness vlog from Stefanos Tsitsipas to add to your current delirium.… https://t.co/Sckopw33DTGonna hop back on Twitch for another round of Tennis Elbow 2013 streaming and quarantine life chatting at 5:30 EDT… https://t.co/dclLocJhN9 @vgibertini And then there's clinical trials and so on as well. And uncertainty about eradication. I'm just saying,… https://t.co/BRx7abL43j @vgibertini Right, but that could still take a long time to roll out. I'm not saying never, like you implied, but a long time. @vgibertini What makes you think those things are coming soon?And this is why I’m so pessimistic about sports getting back to normal any time soon, particularly international on… https://t.co/c6DopqwwLh @tjc05 I hope they're worth nothing later, truly. Throw them in the literal fire. @tjc05 Nothing is simple anymore. “Oh, I have a clear majority! Better risk myself by complicating it!”
3/26
2020
Set them DVRs, quarantineland. https://t.co/N8NWoIYYQn @footfaulttennis @bubulitostan This Vola erasure cannot stand!Nooooooooooooooo. https://t.co/BuGA9cSFF0So great to see @andyroddick on Tennis Channel at long last. His first answer on who’s been his favorite player t… https://t.co/pnptsVf5qcThe real star of @SerenaWilliams' beauty routine? ⭐️💄 @OlympiaOhanian 💄 ⭐️ https://t.co/5oloKnIZQ9
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergWith production slowed down during coronavirus pandemic, Bauer has switched from manufacturing hockey equipment to… https://t.co/7WCQ5Ori5s
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergFed donates 1M swiss francs in 3 languages https://t.co/yz7uy6hKqW
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergUpdate from Wimbledon, who are looking at contingency plans, including cancellation or postponement. Playing behind… https://t.co/viaezD1eSF
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergFebruary: Thiago Wild, 19, wins his first ATP title in Santiago; March: Thiago Wild tests positive for coronavirus… https://t.co/6kPEGXKVWFOh wow! This is impressive data crunching! https://t.co/S58DREmfWo @Johansson85 Tried returning Nishikori's serve one time, almost got one over the net. 💪I found this personally helpful, and hopefully you will, too. https://t.co/aUqEoZoMoZ @Kurt_BSH If the Flyers aren't ever going to win another series, what a series to go out on.You must be an absolute blast to quarantine with, Austin. https://t.co/TSN1Ka2q0y @Kurt_BSH But wait is something being televised? @Kurt_BSH I would never @Kurt_BSH cc OskarsOccasionally, but definitely not during a pandemic. https://t.co/q8ePxKED7URecent events have brought to mind this 2012 @NewYorker cartoon by @t_b_toro for some reason... 😬 https://t.co/KNkuemVz7q
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3/25
2020
Quarantine tired: coughing Quarantine wired: coiffing https://t.co/s18PWNqPqYMe looking for @FortyDeuceTwits...the only other Asian in the room 😂 https://t.co/dcS8bEfyLE
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergRereading VENUS ENVY for #NCRBookClub and the Fedorov-Kournikova-Bure triangle still blows my mind. cc @ Hockey Tw… https://t.co/MZxeq2utbD @linzsports Towing cars during a quarantine is dickkkkkkkkkkkkkkYesterday vacuumed and today dusting my trophies, so who wants a tour? @ChrissieEvert @Martina Let’s see your troph… https://t.co/uVW0QbWltb
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergWe sent dozens of photographers to capture once-bustling public places around the world – beaches, fairgrounds, res… https://t.co/AFtYZBTUdc
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergHope your reading of VENUS ENVY is going well! If you have any particular parts/aspects of it you’d like for us to… https://t.co/klf21I8w9H
Retweeted by Ben RothenbergAKA that big empty place across the street from the Bolt Bus. Should work well. https://t.co/hSN6cgz8cm @BlairHenley And this is the attention to detail which makes you the best.ATP making quarantine content of an old Cara Black video. Wild times. https://t.co/w3szTAtw2a @StephintheUS @WomenWhoServe Oh GOSH, it’s an urgent quarantine watch for you then. @StephintheUS @WomenWhoServe Should’ve won the Oscar for Addams Family Values in all honesty. @DavidShaftel Call me this week as planned and we can discuss!! @DKTNNS Your answer is “I wish more clothes were clean,” which is A. It’s a hard binary here! @DKTNNS Right but not sufficient to your desires @BWeixlmann Oh man I’m down for that @DKTNNS That would count as A, really.Fridge: Dannon coffee yogurt Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus Lemon Juice (or lemons, I guess) Orange bell pepper… https://t.co/mCI1kR5jogSuddenly apropos: Midsommar is streaming on Amazon Prime. https://t.co/BCiwlJ8lLoThis was competitive! https://t.co/NgrQjOnJccBlair this is eerily accurate, right down to the hair. https://t.co/jkY79q1CKb @DKTNNS @jddtennis I would not survive 100 hours of Twister, not even a little. @isengardbound Indeed!
3/24
2020

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