Nov/19

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Jack Sock Vows: I will be back and better than ever

Jack Sock vowed on Instagram yesterday that he intends to not only regain his top ten form but to be even better. The currently formerly singles ranked American has made the bold declaration a week after losing all of his ATP singles points because he has not managed to win one singles match all year […] Continue to read full article...

Former ATP doubles player and TV broadcaster Robby Koenig shared his memories of witnessing Roger Federer for the first time in Basel. “Well, it’s an interesting story. The first time I ever found out about Roger I was playing doubles in Basel,” remembers Koenig. “And I was playing with my doubles partner at the time […] Continue to read full article...

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Mardy Fish is now the Davis Cup captain for the United States, a job role he probably would not have gotten offered were it not for a remarkable press room incident that occurred at the US Open twelve years ago. What happened was unprecedented. Fish had just lost a five setter to Tommy Robredo at […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

3

Marat Safin Interested to Coach a Player

Marat Safin, former world no. 1 and two time Grand Slam champion has declared he is available andsits interested to coach a professional player. “I wouldn’t refuse, but no one offered. I won’t be able to travel all year, for some weeks it’s possible. Players don’t need babysitter. There are interesting guys with kind heart, […] Continue to read full article...

Jim Courier has said that if you take away the serve of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi was the better player. It’s a curious game to play this fantasy mix and matching of the weapons of great champions. But in the end it’s silly. If Frank Bruno had Mike Tyson’s punching power… If Marcelo Rios had […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/19

31

Frenchmen are Making American Men Not Look So Bad

Yannick Noah is the last Frenchman to win a slam, the 1983 French Open. Since that far-gone time (36 years ago), there have been only three Frenchmen who had a finals chance of winning a slam: Henri Leconte, Arnaud Clement and Jo-Willy Tsonga. The charismatic Tsonga is the last Frenchman to reach a slam finals […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/19

31

Colin Dibley Recalls His Career

Yesterday I called Colin Dibley and left a message asking about his memories of facing Guillermo Vilas. Dibley was a top 30 Aussie with the world’s fastest serve, with wins against Rod Laver, Stan Smith, Vijay Amritraj, Lew Hoad, John Newcombe, Ilie Nastase, etc. He called me back in the afternoon from his home in […] Continue to read full article...

Oct/19

30

Perfect in Paris: de Minaur is a nightmare to play

Quietly, Alex de Minaur is making a explosive impact on the ATP World Tour. The 20-year-old has won 34 matches this year, including three titles and is now ranked 18 after starting the year ranked 31. Today de Minaur dismantled veteran Spaniard Roberto Batista Agut 76 76 with a display of perfect tennis. The Australian, […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/19

29

The Little Guys In Paris

How many times have we heard how important height and size are to succeed in or eve make it to the professional ranks in tennis? Khachanov, Cilic, Hurkacz, Jarry, etc. – all well over six foot-tall – these are the tennis machine prototypes that one day will rule tennis. But the little guys didn’t get […] Continue to read full article...

Oct/19

27

Nadal’s Plan: To Compete As Long As Possible

ATP No. 1 is not the top priority at this time. Though he has a sizable gap lead on world no. 2 Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal said today at a Paris Indoors press conference that his plan is to extend his career for many more years. “I need to organize my calendar to play as […] Continue to read full article...

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