Aug/19

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Unbelievable Opening Day at the Qualis

Every once in a while you look at a Qualis Schedule of Play and go “Wow, what a day!” Tomorrow at the US Open is one of those days. I am to meet Scoop at the 125th Street train station at 10 am after he rides his bike in for New Joisey and I ride […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

18

US Open Women’s Title A Wide Open Race

Teenage sensation Coco Gauff will aim to take the US Open by storm after receiving a coveted wildcard for the women’s singles tournament this month. The 15-year-old captured the imagination of tennis fans around the world with her run to the fourth round of Wimbledon in June. She became the youngest player to qualify during […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

18

Biofile: Reilly Opelka Interview

Status: ATP ranked 42. Winner of ATP singles title at 2019 New York Open. Ht: 6-11 Wt: 210 DOB: August 28, 1997 In: St. Joseph, Michigan First Tennis Memory: When we moved to Florida (age 4). Probably seeing some kids playing. Tom Gullikson kind of introduced tennis to me really seriously. Every since I kind […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

17

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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