Dec/19

11

ATP Top Seeds for Qatar Exxon Mobil Open

The 2020 ATP Tour kicks off in a big way with the Qatar Exxon Mobil on January 6 of next year at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. It seems like the season just ended. And when we say things like, ‘next year’ it seems far off, but the 2020 season is right around […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

7

Chilling With Andres Gomez

I saw the tennis legend from Ecuador, Andres Gomez watching some matches at the 2019 Eddie Herr Championships by a fence pole, seemingly unnoticed by anyone. At first I wasn’t sure if it was really him or Fernando Roese. It was indeed the 1990 Roland Garros champion who bested Andre Agassi 63 26 64 64. […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

5

A Day At Eddie Herr

Dominik Hrbaty, the former top 15 player, was on the grounds at Eddie Herr, as he is coaching the young Asian player Chun-Hsin Tseng, 18 years old and ranked 310 ATP. There was a question I wanted to ask Hrbaty for years that I kept forgetting to the rare occasions I see him about once […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

5

Cal’s 23-Match Winning Streak Snapped

When you think that I wrote a book with the player who holds the ATP record for most consecutive losses (Vince Spadea at 21), I thought it was pretty neat that Callum recently won 23 straight junior tennis matches in a row. From a September Super 6 Eastern Boys’ 14’s tournament (Super 6’s are events […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

1

Our Media Confrontations With Players

Confrontations between tennis pros and media like the recent Nadal vs Ubi tiff in Paris happen infrequently but they do happen. In an email discussion between myself, Dan and veteran scribe Richard Pagliaro and former tennis writer Dan Weil, we remembered a few chilly and heated moments with tennis players and also fellow reporters. Pagliaro […] Continue to read full article...

Dec/19

1

Biofile: Damir Dzumhur Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 93. Winner of three career ATP singles titles. Highest ranking in singles was 23 in July of 2018. Ht: 5-9 Wt: 150 DOB: May 20, 1992 In: Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina First Tennis Memory: My father already had a tennis club when I was a young kid. I was just three […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

26

Tennis Mentions In My New Book “The Book Of Joy”

About six years ago an idea popped, inspired by a quotation that ihas been embedded in my psyche for years… There is no joy but calm. – Lord Alfred Tennyson The idea was to ask many different people, friends, strangers, famous, regular, celebrities, CEOs, doctors, supermarket employees, models, just one basic question: What brings you […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

25

Franco Davin Is A Master Coach

Franco Davin is rarely credited as a top coach. Despite achieving career best results with Juan Martin Del Potro, Gaston Gaudio and Fabio Fognini (they just split), Davin is largely under the radar for his professional tennis acumen. I read some of his Instagram posts and decided to share some of his interesting insights and […] Continue to read full article...

Nov/19

24

Bunge Blasts Federer Zverev Quito Circus

Former pro Bettina Bunge Is not impressed by the calibre of tennis being performed in Ecuador. “Is anyone watching the embarrassing charade of a “match” between Federer and Zverev in Quito? First off, Federer is flying back home to Switzerland with $10,282,200.00 more that he “earned” in the last six days. How about income inequality […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

23

Biofile: John Paul Fruttero

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP doubles ranking is 221. Best singles ranking was 183 in 2005, best doubles ranking was 83 in 2012. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 180 DOB: April 30, 1981 In: Montebello, CA First Tennis Memory: My father put a little rope between the car and the tree with a little net. And I […] Continue to read full article...

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