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With Thanksgiving upon us, each Yahoo Sports blog is taking stock of what they're thankful for while also providing menu suggestions and a sport-specific viewing guide for when you hit your couch. Share what you're thankful for on Twitter with the #YSBThanks hashtag or in the comments below. Have a safe and happy holiday!
The ageless wonder that is Serena Williams: I would mention that someone should tell Serena Williams that 32-years-old means retirement for most professional tennis players, but I doubt it would do any good. This season alone she won the French Open and the U.S. Open, took home titles in Miami, Madrid, Rome, Toronto and Beijing and looked as dialed in as she has been in years.
The best part about Serena? She doesn't look like she's slowing up at all, and 2014 might just be her best year yet.
The Big Four on the men's side: Forget the fact that Roger Federer is not the same man he once was (we will get to him in a minute), but between him, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the big four in the men's game is as talented as any we've ever seen go up against each other.
That we still get to enjoy Roger Federer: I debated about including something about Federer, my favorite tennis player to watch ever, because a part of me gets depressed these days seeing him lose to opponents he used to dominate, but I figured I'd be positive and simply enjoy the last few years of Federer as a tennis icon.
History will follow him around the rest of his life, and generations to come, but we should all be thankful that we still get to see Federer out there competing for Grand Slams and putting himself in big matches time and time again.
Strawberries and Cream, Wimbledon: Going to Wimbledon and not getting strawberries and cream is like visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa and not taking one of those pictures where it looks like you're keeping the building from falling over.
It is the one food tradition in this game that is a MUST, and it would make a solid Thanksgiving dessert if you ask me.
A doughnut: If you're interested in one I bet Serena Williams would serve you one, because she served up a lot of them to her opponents this season.
Roger Federer, Pete Sampras — Getty Images
Sadly, if you want to see some live tennis you best go down to the local gym and hope to catch some youngsters battling each other, but there will be replays on Thanksgiving day.
Tennis Channel is showing the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters semifinals replay at 3 PM ET on Thanksgiving and the the Barcelona Open Final at 5 PM ET, so if you must have some tennis in your life after consuming thousands of calories, that is the place to go.
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- Sports & Recreation
- Serena Williams
- Roger Federer