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Gilad Bloom, a former top 60 ATP player, shared an interesting memory at Roland Garros, which illustrates how raging anger can assist and fuel a player to not only victory but Grand Slam title victory, if this energy source can be properly channeled and utilized. Bloom: “Anders Jarryd was a good sportsman, an overall nice […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Katharine Hepburn never did interviews. But the fiercely private four-time Academy Award-winning “Best Actress” and star of such big screen classics as “African Queen”, “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”, “The Philadephia Story”, “Bringing Up Baby” and “Woman Of The Year” suddenly broke her “no media” policy in the early 1970’s by giving […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

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Jim Brown’s Favorite Tennis Players

I was lucky to do a Biofile with the NFL great running back Jim Brown in 1999 and was surprised, not only to learn he likes tennis, but who some of his favorite tennis players are. Brown was an NFL Hall of Fame running back for Cleveland Browns from 1957-1965 and also a successful Hollywood […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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