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Dec/16

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Alberto Lim upsets Kirkov at Eddie Herr today

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Alberto Lim upset the highly touted American Kirkov today at the Eddie Herr Tournament in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals of the boys 18s. Lim looks like a Filipino Mike Tyson on the court, with a huge forehand and Nadal like intensity and spirit. Collette Lewis said it was probably Lim’s best win since beating Ulysses Blanche at the French Open juniors. Lim is very powerful and hits a very heavy ball. The Filipino was dictating the action and unleashed many many winners on poor Kirkov, who hit with Djokovic at Wimbledon this year. Kirkov showed himself to be a fine player today and exhibited excellent tennis but unfortunately he ran into a red hot buzzsaw on this day.

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Nov/16

30

Got a lotta scoops at Eddie Herr today

herrI just got to Florida and saw some action at Eddie Herr, and obtained a load of scoops.

First of all Paul Goldstein, Ashley Fisher, and Bobby Reynolds were all kind enough to talk about their Facing Andy Murray memories – Paul is the head coach at Stanford (fourth place last year in Pac 10- “we have some work to do”) and Bobby is in his first year as head coach at Auburn, while Ashley is in his first year at Central Florida with Jimmy Arias as his assistant.

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Nov/16

29

Tennis World Turns On Axis of Its Countries

10489925_10152561651012590_4271281047690779323_nAmazing to witness, but Argentina, the new Davis Cup champion, now has more players in the top 100 (9) than does the United States (8). The Argies don’t have a player ranked higher than no. 38 Del Potro, but then again, Del Potro is certainly a better player than many of the players in the top ten, Monfils and Cilic stand out here. The Americans do have eight players in the top 100, but none who have a legitimate shot as Del Po certainly does, of making a slam semis.

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Nov/16

27

Biofile: Marat Safin Q&A

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By Scoop Malinowski

BORN: Jan. 27, 1980, in Moscow, Russia.
STATUS: The 2000 U.S. Open champ and world No. 1 ranked player.
CHILDHOOD HEROES: “Sampras, Kafelnikov and Medvedev…good players and nice people. It’s important to be a nice person…not to be a great player who thinks he’s like unbelievably great. I like a nice person.”

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Nov/16

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Biofile: Ivo Karlovic Q&A

ivoHt: 6-10 Wt: 230 pounds.

DOB: February 28, 1979 in Zagreb, Croatia.

Hobbies/Interests: “You know, it is difficult to have like a real hobby because like every week we are on the road and professional tennis takes a lot of time. But I like basketball, movies and music. (How about boxing?) Oh yeah, actually, because when I was younger, when I was 16, I was a little bit practicing it. So yeah, I also like it. (How did you do?) It was only amateur, I was never actually in the ring but I liked it. And because of my long arms, the trainer who had this local club was really, really interested in me changing sports [smiles], to change from tennis to boxing. But it didn’t happen.”

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Nov/16

25

Delray Beach 2017 News

aus08-vince-spadeaPLAYER FIELD ANNOUNCED FOR DELRAY BEACH ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT
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DELRAY BEACH, FL: Mardy Fish, James Blake and Vince Spadea all played for the United States in the same Davis Cup era, but the trio never played on the same team.

That will change during the 2017 Delray Beach Open’s eighth annual ATP Champions Tour event when the three former top Americans will form Team USA to compete against an International team made up of former Australian Open finalist Fernando Gonzalez (CHI), four-time Grand Slam semifinalist Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) and former French Open finalist Mikael Pernfors (SWE).

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Nov/16

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Tennis Dreams

P6081029By Scoop Malinowski

I have never pursued trying to analyze dreams but a recent spate of wacky dreams involving tennis has aroused my curiosity on the subject.

Last week I actually had a dream that I was doing a Biofile phone interview with Gabriela Sabatini. It’s puzzling why I could possibly have a dream about Sabatini who is a player I have never met or interviewed and who I don’t think about at all. The only memories I have about Sabatini are that she won the US Open on a controversial match point against Steffi Graf and that she was the only WTA player to vote for Monica Seles to retain her frozen ranking of No. 1

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Nov/16

20

King Andy Reigns Supreme

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Andy Murray had an answer for every question Novak Djokovic asked today in the ATP World Tour Finals. Murray showed no hint of fatigue despite the long three hour plus battle yesterday with Raonic and thoroughly dominated Djokovic 63 64.

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Nov/16

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Andy Escapes Obsessed Raonic at WTF

raonicMilos Raonic threw everything absolutely everything at Andy Murray today in the World Tour SF but it was not enough. Murray survived and escaped with an unforgettable 57 76 76 victory that included having failed to twice serve out the win in the final set and then saving a match point at 8-9 in the third set tiebreaker. Raonic was as expressive as ever and played incredible tennis to push and push Andy to his limits. But Murray refused to relinquish his quest to be ATP no 1 and he refused to allow Raonic to invade a spot into the ATP elite hierarchy.

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(Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports -Kovalev on left/ Ward on right)

Boxing great Andre Ward, three days away from his world title challenge of Light Heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, said he recently met Serena Williams and even admitted of being “intimidated” by her larger than life aura.

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