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Mar/21

3

Remembering Karsten Braasch

The unorthodox German lefthander Karsten Braasch is probably most remembered for beating Venus and Serena Williams in practice sets at the 1998 Australian Open. Born in 1967, Braasch turned pro in 1987 and retired in 2005. Though he never won an ATP singles title, he did reach a career best ranking of 38 in 1994. […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

2

How Federer Hired Agent Godsick

Roger Federer is the ultimate champion in tennis. He’s won 20 majors and has earned over $100 million in prize money. That’s not counting the additional millions from endorsements, such as the ten year, $300m Uniqlo contract Federer signed in 2018 (at age 36). Last year Federer earned approxiomately $106 million, about $100m from endorsements. […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

2

They Won’t Give Up: Erika Sema

Continuing with the series focusing on veteran players who refuse to give up, today I will feature Japan’s Erika Sema. Sema is 32 year old now and currently ranked 505 (211 in doubles). Her best ranking in singles was in 2011 (114). She has never gotten into a Grand Slam main draw, halted in all […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

2

Miami Open Media Restrictions

The 2021 Miami Open will proceed after last year’s total erasure however there will be extremely limited media presence… Hello everyone, I wanted to send you an update regarding media credentials for the 2021 Miami Open presented by Itaú. The credential application link will be available this week. I will send out an advisory when it […] Continue to read full article...

No man has ever held the ATP world no. 1 ranking for 311 weeks but next week that monumental accomplishment will belong to Novak Djokovic. This week Djokovic has tied Roger Federer’s 310 weeks as no. 1 despite being six years younger. Federer was born in August 1981, Djokovic was born in May 1987. 33 […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

1

Biofile Jim Courier Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP world no. 1 and winner of two Australian Open and Roland Garros titles. Also member of US Davis Cup winning team. Former Davis Cup captain. DOB: August 17, 1970 In: Sanford, FL Childhood Heroes: “Pete Rose. Roger Staubach. Borg, Mac, Connors.” Nicknames: “That I can tell you…for a family […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

28

Pro Results

David Goffin defeated Roberto Batista Agut in the final of Montpellier 57 64 62. Goffin has now won the last four meetings with Agut after losing the first three of the rivalry which began in 2012 in Quimper, France Challenger, won by Agut 64 in the third. The title is Goffin’s fourth ATP singles title, […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

26

Boxing Training Helps Tennis

Maria Sharapova trained boxing for nine months when she was 12. Serena Williams has trained boxing off and on during her career. Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, Gael Monfils, Elina Svitolina and many others have employed boxing training coaches. And just this week I learned boxing training in pro tennis goes as far back as the […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

25

Nalbandian On Facing Fedalkovic

David Nalbandian achieved remarkable success vs Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, stinging the legendary ATP trio with several painful losses. The Argentine wizard accomplished a career 11-20 record vs Fedalkovic. Most memorably, Nalbandian beat Federer from two sets down in the 2005 Masters Cup, now named the ATP Nitto World Tour Finals. He […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

25

Qiang Wang must hate doubles

Qiang Wang is ranked no. 35 in the world in singles and a player dangerous enough to have defeated Serena Williams in a Grand Slam, which she did in 2020 at the Australian Open. Wang was once ranked 12 in the world in singles in 2019), the second highest ranked Chinese player ever, after Li […] Continue to read full article...

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