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Wow, quite a shocker with Sock going down in 4 sets to Groth. We know from last year’s Newport that Groth is a heckava grass court player and Sock isn’t good, but this is Wimbledon, especially in the first round where the footing is better, you’d think Sock would have routined Groth. The big Aussie, who weighs 218 pounds, had won a total of two matches in 2015 since leaving Australia and before hitting the grass. Sock just can’t play on grass right now.

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The Newport Hall of Fame Tournament scheduled to start on July 11th, announced that Mark Phillipoussis, the 2006 winner of the event, will receive a wild card into the Qualifying Tournament. One year before, Spadea came within two points of winning the tournament, serving against Greg Rusedski in the Newport finals. Phillipoussis, 38, retired in […]

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Todd Robinson of http://www.speedburneronsports.com writes in his preview of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships that while Roland Garros was really supposed to be just a battle of two men, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, as Wimbledon approaches next week, Djokovic, Murray, Federer and now also Wawrinka and Nadal all seem to have hope that they can […]

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Jun/15

14

Spadea Ready To Come Back

Vince is absolutely killing the forehand these days and he said even though Roddick and Blake dominated the Power Shares senior event this year (Roddick at 32 apparently and Blake at 34 are seniors while Tommy Haas at 37 after as many surgeries as me is playing on the ATP Tour?!) over 40-something’s like Courier, Agassi and Sampras, Vince thinks he could hold his own against Roddick and Blake now. And we all know if Roddick went back on tour, he’d be Top 20 within a year.

So if Vince is in either draw at Newport, I want to see a strong contingent of Tennis-Prosians there. And watch this sick forehand by Vince.

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Jun/15

7

Djoko’s Big Chance

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Novak Djokovic enters the finals of the French Open this morning with history staring him right in the face. I never heard about an athlete’s “legacy” growing up. That term seems to have gained great credence though in modern days. And Djoko’s legacy and spot in the history of the game is essentially coming down to this one afternoon in Paris.

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11265006_10152986861127637_243319903658431412_nIt starts with Wawrinka v Tsonga tomorrow and that should be worth the price of alone, but then Djokovic v Murray hit the clay. Both Wawrinka and Tsonga have not had the best of years, particularly Jo-Willy. Wawa is only 22-8 on the year and after reaching the semis in the Australia Open and winning Rotterdam, the perennial second-fiddle Swiss went on a horrid stretch, including losing to Haase and Mannarino in IW and Miami, respectively. Tsonga isn’t even in the Top 10 anymore, he’s 15 at the moment, but he’s played inspired tennis at RG after entering the event at 6-5 for the year.

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May/15

31

The Call: Don’t Do Me Like That Girl

10411082_1081572488524380_4674243837632971658_nYesterday, down a set to Victoria Azarenka in the Third Round of the French Open, Serena Williams was in a dogfight to win the second set. If she lost, her 20th slam win would have to wait and she’d lose to a player who is clearly not on her IPhone contact list. Azarenka, another of the screechers on tour, was fighting because she clearly has a Serena Thing.

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May/15

26

Sock, Izzie, SteveJo & Two Days of Rain

After Jack Sock’s stirring straight sets win over the No. 10 seed Grigor Dimitrov today, American men’s tennis has become like a version of the old Boston Braves’s pitching staff motto back in the 1950’s, “Spahn, Sain & Two Days of Rain.” Sock, Izzie and SteveJo all came through with impressive wins in the French […]

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May/15

19

The French Open Is Upon Us

By  Todd Robinson www.speedburneronsports.com       2015 French Open Men’s Preview  Favorites, Floaters, and Teens May 19, 2015        There’s plenty of intrigue at this year’s French, despite the relative non-intrigue when world #1 Novak Djokovic takes the court – now 35-2 on the year, coincidentally the same amount of matches as […]

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IMG_1655Let’s say you’re # 200 in the world, male or female, and you want to get over the top. You want to be a Top 50 player and maybe have potential to be a Top 10 player. Then Vince Spadea wants to coach you. All you have to do is fly out to Los Angeles and start learning from the master.

Yes, I said, “master.” Who would you rather be coached by, Andre Agassi or Vince Spadea? It’s likely Agassi would be too good or too impatient to help out a young player in need of guidance. They say Ted Williams, when he was a manager, would get upset at his players for not being able to do things he told them to do. The best managers are usually the Walter Alston-Tommy Lasorda types, who were career minor league players.

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