Sep/19

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How McEnroe Solved The Lendl Puzzle

From 1981 Roland Garros to 1982 Masters, John McEnroe lost seven matches in a row to Ivan Lendl. Then in early 1983 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia McEnroe turned the tables and beat Lend in the final in four sets 46 75 64 63. That win sparked McEnroe to win three in a row vs […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

12

Kim Clijsters To Resume Her Hall of Fame Career

Hall of Fame champion Kim Clijsters wants to compete again. The 36 year old from Belgium announced this week that she will make a comeback in 2020. Mother to Jada (born in 2008), Jack (2013) and Blake (2016) and husband to former Villanova basketball player Brian Lynch, Clijsters lost her first four major finals but […] Continue to read full article...

Sep/19

11

Biofile Marcos Giron Interview

Status: ATP no. 126 (career high). Won 2014 NCAA singles title for UCLA. Ht : 5-11 Wt: 160 DOB: July 24, 1993 In: Thousand Oaks, CA First Tennis Memory: At the courts of Cal-Lutheran University with my sister (Gabriela) and Scott Christie. He’s my childhood coach when I was seven to sixteen. Playing on those […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

10

Marcelo Rios Influence at 2019 US Open

The last time Marcelo Rios played at the  US Open was in 2002 (a loss in the third round to Jiri Novak 63 63 retired) but his legend is not forgotten in New York and many current pro players competing in this year’s edition of the US Open have fond memories of Rios and admit […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

9

Biofile Tommy Paul Interview

Status: ATP no. 92. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 170 DOB: May 17, 1997 In: Voorhees, NJ Tennis Inspirations: Andy Roddick – straight up, favorite player. First Tennis Memory: Probably at the Athletic Club Courtside in Greenshoro, NC where I grew up, I saw all the old people out there playing doubles. I was like, all right, I’m gonna get […] Continue to read full article...

Expectations for yesterday’s US Open final from Daniil Medvedev in his first major final vs all time kingpin Rafael Nadal were not the highest, as the Russian only won three games from Nadal in their recent Montreal final. The rout was on too, with Nadal showing his superiority over the six-foot-three 23 year old, taking […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

7

Serena Stumbles; Bianca Leaps

Serena Williams, the 23-slam champion, started the US Open finals against Bianca Andreescu, the ultra-confident 19-year-old Canadian, by hitting an ace out wide. She then proceeded to get broken by Andreescu when she served her second double fault of the game. Andreescu has matched Serena’s power and pace and added a little more spin. Her […] Continue to read full article...

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Kathy Rinaldi played her first pro matches at age 13 and at 14 she became the youngest player to win a match at Wimbledon (since eclipsed in 1990). Her career was plagued by injuries but she did manage to win three WTA singles titles, two doubles titles, achieving a career best ranking of no. 7 […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

5

US Open Free Thursday

I arrive at high noon to see the big junior girls match of highly touted Americans Robin Montgomery, age 14, and Katrina Scott, just turned 15. The lefty Montgomery, of the Maryland area, is up a break 3-2 but loses it and begins to get pouty with herself, complaining to her coach, a black man […] Continue to read full article...

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I tip my hat to both of these young women. Elise Mertens did not just fold in the third set, coming back from 15-40, 2-3 to hold serve and almost climbing back from love-40 at 3-4 only to lose the game on an Andreescu forehand winner. The Belgian, who had not lost more than three […] Continue to read full article...

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