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You’re the No. 1 player in your country, Ireland. You’re 27 years-old. You’ve played pretty much everywhere on the globe, staying in hostels at some tournaments, doing your own wash, just eeking by for years. But now McGee, who is at a career-high No. 195, is knocking at the door of gaining entry into the US Open and racking in $35,000 even if he were to lose in the first round.
All were on display in the first day of the Qualis at the US National Tennis Center. The young were represented by 17-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany and 18-year-old, Thanasi Kokkanakis of Australia. The old were represented by a pair of 36-year-olds, American Michael Russell and France’s Marc Giquel. All won their opening round matches except for the Frenchman.Continue to read full article...
I have this exclusive on this story. I even scooped Scoop. Nadal called me this morning in my New York suburban house and after we exchanged pleasantries about our respective families, our golf games, Hemingway and such, Rafael told me, (and I quote):
“No, I will not, I cannot, play the US Open this year. I’m very very sad. It is too bad because I love the New York people and their street side vendors, the hot dogs, the gyros, the Italian ices. I love the subway and Dangerfield’s Comedy Club, no, I can’t go on, It makes me very very sad.Continue to read full article...
Do you ever want to pull your hair out watching a tennis tournament or two when the same ad appears literally 200 times over a week or two? I mean on every changeover it seems, whether its Tennis Channel or ESPN, they show this commercial twice. Vika Azarenka with the voice of a dominatrix is doing just that to me in Toronto and now Cincy.Continue to read full article...
I can’t believe what’s going on. Can you!? After Djoko finally won Wimbledon when all the naysayers said he couldn’t, beating Roger Federer in the finals, I thought he’d roll into, at least, Toronto and do what he always does in Canada, win big. But then he lost to Tsonga 2 and 2. Those scores are not typos, that was the actual score against Tsonga, who I can’t remember Djoko ever losing to.Continue to read full article...
Richey Reneberg – Bethesda MD, financial sector, Taconic Capitol Advisors.
Vince Spadea – private lessons, dates model, working on various media/entertainment projects, contemplating a return to professional tennis competition.
Geoff Grant – head pro Court Sense Tennis Club in Tenafly, NJ.
Mary Pierce – privately coaches one female teen, deeply religious Christian, based in Bradenton, FL.
Hana Mandlikova – Mother of teenaged twins, both play USTA tournaments, based in Bradenton.Continue to read full article...
The real summer tennis season has begun now that we’re in Toronto/Montreal. As much as i like Newport, the real season and the big guns don’t show up until we move up north to Canada. And that miraculously is how the tennis talent has been migrating of late , up to Canada, with Raonic, Pospisil and Bouchard.Continue to read full article...
Milos Raonic won his sixth career ATP title by defeating countryman Vasek Pospisil 6l 64 in the Citi Open Finals. With the win, Raonic will move up to a career high #6 in the world.
The big serving Canadian got out of the gates early once again.
“It’s great the way it started,” said Raonic. “I couldn’t have asked for more. I had a chance to break in every single game in that first set. Then I continued to play solid after that. All in all, a very good performance and an important moment for meContinue to read full article...
Andy Roddick seemed to spend most of his tennis career peeved, peeved at reporters, peeved at linespeople, peeved at umpires, peeved at Djokovic or Federer or Vince Spadea in their San Jose match where Andy got peeved with Vince giving a fist pump after winning the second set. No one in pro tennis did peeved like Andy Roddick. The guy was a one-man Peeve Machine.Continue to read full article...
By Peter Bean Hawkins
As a current Federal Government professional and “part-time” aspiring writer I
had the good fortune to link up with author and friend Scoop Malinowski and
assist in his media coverage at this years edition of the Citi Open in
Washington D.C. It has been a great experience watching the professionalism in
the media room with various media and tournament personnel working the event. A
top 20 ATP event bolstering a strong field loaded with top 20 talent, the event
offers a chance to see players physically fresh on their journey through the
summer US OPEN series.