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I think I saw the future of the WTA – she’s Paula Badosa Gibert of Spain, just seventeen, but big power, intensity and big game. She wiped out Cetkovsa in the first round 6161. And she took on Shuai Zheng today. It was another beatdown. 6175.

This girl is big and strong, bigger than Lindsay and she has that Rafa intensity.

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Mar/15

25

Wacky Wednesday Miami Open

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Match of the day for me was seeing this new kid on the block, eighteen year old Hyeon Chung of Korea. Chung won the first seven games from Marcel Granollers on court two.

This Korean is a big kid, wears white sunglasses and Le Coq Sportif attire and a Dunlop racquet.

Granollers fought back desperately and won the second set 64, by throwing everything and the kitchen sink at the kid. Grunting, stalling, silence, slices, top spin, offense, defense. The kid hung in there.

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Mar/15

25

Miami Open Tuesday

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A lot of good matches today…

I will try to look in on everything…

Sock vs. Saeda
Young vs. Lu
Querrey vs. Estrella
Struff vs. B Becker
Stakhovskiy vs. Almagro
McHale vs. struggling Cirstea

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Mar/15

24

Why I Just Adore The Miami Open

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My first Miami Open was four years ago in 2012. And this year will be my fourth in a row.

Key Biscayne, the site of the tournament, is a paradise island key, just a causeway and bridge away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Miami, South Beach and Brickell. To bike or drive over the Rickenbacker Causeway the first time is not unlike climbing Mount Everest or seeing the Grand Canyon. The beauty of the scenery is the best of America.

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This Indian Wells final is sport at it’s best. Two of the greatest champions in sports history, fighting for every ball like it’s match point. Neither gives an inch, neither flinches, neither gets rattled, they just keep on fighting each other with their best tennis. Point after point after point.

Like a fight to the death, inspiring the best out of each other.

There is no other rivalry in sports today that matches this magic we are seeing in Indian Wells right now.

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Simona Halep, #3 in the world takes on Jelena Jankovic in the final. Halep is 3-1 career head to head vs. JJ and hasn’t lost to her since first round US Open 2010. JJ is red hot right now, coming off nice wins vs. Keys and Lisicki.

Roger Federer, continues his scorching form, dominating Raonic and Berdych on the way to the final

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Mar/15

18

Vince Spadea Is An Original

Spent a good bit of time in Beverly Hills with Vince on Monday and it’s always eye-opening and fun to hang with Vince. We had some java at the Urth Cafe on Melrose (Vince did, cappuccino, I had my green tea) and we talked and Vince in the midst of our discussion talked to the […]

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Mar/15

17

Jack Sock Has the Hunger Now

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We may be witnessing the emergence of the next American tennis titan. Jack Sock is blasting his forehand through the Indian Wells draw, bombarding Agut today for a slot in the fourth round, in his first tournament of the year.

This is by far Sock’s best result in singles. By far…

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John McEnroe shared some ideas about changing tennis as the sport evolves into the future. Mac would like to see lines people taken out of the equation, so the players could call their own lines, with Hawk-Eye system as the judge for the players.

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