Aug/19

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Brian Gottfried: First & Last Pro Matches

We continue the series with former ATP. no. 3 and 1977 French Open finalist Brian Gottfried’s first and last professional tennis matches. Brian won 25 ATP singles titles and 54 doubles titles… FIRST: First professional match was at the Canadian Open in Montreal in 1972 (at age 22). I turned pro in June of 1972 […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

16

Emptying The Notebook Before The US Open

The U.S. Open begins on Monday, August 19th with the Qualifying Tournament which is actually the fifth-largest tournament in the world. It is the only slam Qualifying Tournament where the admission is free. Pretty amazing, huh? This year, Monday was added to the Qualifying Tournament as it used to only be Tuesday-Friday. Now, I’ll list […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

15

Nishioka Magic In Cincy

Some tennis players are magicians and they can create impossible feats on a tennis court. A few who come to mind are Marcelo Rios, Fabrice Santoro, Roger Federer, Olivier Rochus, Nick Kyrgios, Victor Estrella Burgos. Time to add Yoshihito Nishioka to the list. The diminutive Japanese 23 year old ranked 76 in the world is […] Continue to read full article...

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There’s little doubt that Roger Federer is the ‘Greatest of All-Time’ (G.O.A.T) when it comes to men’s singles tennis. The Swiss Maestro has a record 20 Grand Slam titles, including eight victories at Wimbledon, six at the Australian Open and five at Flushing Meadows. Spaniard Rafael Nadal may sit two behind him, with 18 Grand […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

13

Petr Korda Discusses Son Sebi Korda’s Pro Journey

Sebastian Korda is currently ranked 281 in the ATP, just off his career high best of 273. The 19 year old won the 2018 Australian Open junior title and won a set off from Frances Tiafoe in the first round at the 2018 New York Open. Other than those high profile moments, it’s mostly been […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

12

Andreescu has superhuman, magical powers

Bianca Andreescu accomplished something yesterday at the Canadian Open in Toronto that has never been done before in history. I’m not talking about a teenager from Canada winning the Open or beating a supreme legend in the final. No, Andreescu did something even more wondrous and awe-inspiring after the contest concluded. Moments after the match, […] Continue to read full article...

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Lindsay Davenport is a big woman. I learn this as I walk past her here at the Mobile (Alabama) Tennis Center, the home of the 12’s and 14’s National Hard Court Championships. Her husband, Jon Leach, is even a bigger than Lindsay. They are stewarding their oldest child, Jagger Leach, as he plays in the […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

8

Talking Tennis with Gigi Fernandez

It’s always nice to bump into a tennis legend on the tennis circuit and recently at an ITF tournament in Tampa, Florida I had the pleasure to chat tennis with Gigi Fernandez, who won 17 Grand Slams (14 with Natasha Zvereva), two Olympic gold medals for USA and reached WTA no. 1 in doubles. As […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

6

Don Budge Suggested Seles Stabbing Was An Inside Job

Don Budge, the all time great tennis champion, made a startling statement in the March 24, 1994 edition of TENNIS WEEK magazine. When asked by the publication “why has it taken Monica Seles so long to come back” from her stabbing attack by German nut Gunter Parche at the Hamburg Open tournament in April 1993, […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

3

Has Kyrgios Finally Solved His Self-Puzzle?

Nick Kyrgios is entering a new stage of his career this week at Citi Open in Washington, DC. He is definitely double downing on his extrovertness and putting on a terrific show for the crowds, even interacting with front row fans, asking where to serve on match point and when it works he runs back […] Continue to read full article...

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