Sep/19

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Change The Laver Cup Format

This Europe vs the World just doesn’t work. Who really cares about bragging rights for Europe vs World? There is no historic rivalry there, it’s just a convenient set up for a star exhibition. A more intriguing format would be the OLD GEN legends vs. the NEXT GEN aspirants. The big question in the sport […] Continue to read full article...

Sep/19

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Carling Bassett-Seguso Has High Praise for Andreescu

Former Canadian tennis hero Carling Bassett-Seguso, who exploded to fame as a 15 year old making the 1983 Australian Open quarterfinals, is highly impressed by the accomplishments of fellow Canadian and US Open champion Bianca Andreescu. Bassett-Seguso, recently told the Toronto Sun the following words about the spirited 19 year old who has achieved a […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

18

How Kuerten Solved The Safin Puzzle

Gustavo Kuerten did not know how to beat Marat Safin. Guga lost his first three duels with the mighty Russian, all close contests. Guga lost 36 76 36 61 64 in the second round at 1998 Roland Garros as defending champion. Then he lost again at 1999 Australian Open 63 57 46 63 64. Then […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

16

Are PEDs a part of junior tennis?

“There will be doping for as long as there is commercial sports, performance-related shoe contracts and television contracts.” – Angel Heredia (boxing nutrition consultant) “I’ve created 20 different drugs that are still undetectable for the doping testers.” — Angel Heredia With all the money that is in pro sports and pro tennis, performance-enhancing drug use, […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

16

Biofile: Billie Jean King Interview

Status:  Hall of Fame tennis legend.  DOB:  November 22, 1943  In: Long Beach, CA   First Tennis Memory:  “My. That’s one of my questions. When I’m coaching. That’s fantastic. Wow. That’s great. That’s really nice. That’s the first time somebody’s asked me that. Thanks. My first memory in tennis…well, I’ll tell you how I got in tennis. Susan Williams, in […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

12

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...

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