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Jan/21

19

Who Are The Favorites For AO21?

The bad news is that there will be a slight delay to the start of the Australian Open 2021, with organisers pushing the tournament back to February 8th. However, the good news is that, despite all the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic, the first tennis major of the year is going ahead. Sadly, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

18

Biofile Anand Amritraj Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP pro won 12 doubles titles. His best singles ranking was 74. Best major result was 3R in Wimbledon singles in 1974 and semis in Wimbledon doubles in 1976 (with brother Vijay). DOB: March 20, 1951 In: Madras, India First Tennis Memory: “When I was eight years old a racquet […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

16

Tennis Great “Jailed” by Facebook

Two-time Australian Open champion Johan Kriek was sent to “jail” for a week by Facebook, showing American social media giants do no tolerate differing political opinions nor do they respect the constitutional right to freedom of speech by American citizens. “I was in Fakebook jail for a week for posting a video…… I don’t think […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

14

Can Dominic Thiem Conquer Australia?

It is fair to say that it took Dominic Thiem a few years to find his feet in tennis’ big four tournaments. Early exits and disappointing results from the Grand Slams were a regular occurrence for the diligent Austrian before he first made his breakthrough. In fact, even when he was making progress at Roland […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

11

Biofile: Stefan Edberg Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Tennis Hall of Famer won two Australian Opens (1985, 1987), two Wimbledons (1988, 1990) and two US Open titles (1991, 1992). Ht: 6-2 Wt: 170 DOB: January 19, 1966 In: Vastervik, Sweden Childhood Heroes: “Bjorn Borg. He was always interesting to me. He did very well at the time. A great […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

10

Has the savior of American tennis arrived?

If you are watching Delray Beach tennis this week on Tennis Channel, one young player has stood out. He is six foot five and 20 years old and after some ups and downs and glitches in his progression, he is now ranked in the top 175. He made the fourth round at Roland Garros in […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

8

Super Su-wei Hsieh Still Going Strong at 35

You would think Su-wei Hsieh would have hung it up in singles by now, after all, she just turned 35 four days ago. With all the mileage on her legs and body, all the defending and scrambling and fighting to hang in there, you would think it’s not humanly possible for the slightly built woman […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

6

Kozlov vs Young High Stakes Clash In Delray Beach

Stefan Kozlov and Donald Young have a unique rivalry and it resumes today in the final round of qualifying in Delray Beach, as each is desperate to win and make the main draw to try to collect much needed ATP points. Kozlov and Young are both former highly touted young Americans but they are irrelevant […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

5

So Much Intrigue In Delray Beach

The first ATP tournament of the year begins in Delray Beach as qualifying rounds start today and will feature Stefan Kozlov and Donald Young trying to revive their careers and plummeted rankings. Ryan Harrison and Noah Rubin were gifted wildcards into the main draw. Harrison will face Gianluca Mager for the chance to play the […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

5

Biofile: Miguel Seabra Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Portugal-based journalist specializes on tennis and timepieces. Eurosport commentator. Editor at Espiral do Tempo. First Memory of Tennis: It has to be a wooden racquet my father had around the house. He was not a keen tennis player, but a racquet in those days was a quite impressive object for a […] Continue to read full article...

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