Mark ‘Scoop’ Malinowski
Mark Scoop Malinowski began covering tennis in 1992 at the Pathmark Classic in Mahwah, NJ. He has written about tennis for Tennis Magazine, Tennis Magazine Australia, Ace Tennis (U.K.), Tennis Week, Tennisweek.com, CBSsportsline.com, ESPNzone.com, Boxing News (U.K.) and TheBiofile.com. He has Biofiled Don Budge, Jack Kramer, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Chris Evert, Venus Williams, Billie Jean King, Marcelo Rios and many more of the new generation, including Grigor Dimitrov, Ryan Harrison, Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska. His first tennis book “Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew” was published in late 2011 and was praised by Nick Bollettieri: “Magnificent. Excellent. You did it in a very interesting way.” Marcelo Rios himself and his parents also told Scoop they all read the book and liked it. “There were some things people said that weren’t true but the book was pretty good. Pretty good,” Rios told Scoop at the ATP Number One Celebration at Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Scoop’s latest book “Facing Federer” was published in October 2013 and is available at Amazon.com. As a player, Scoop has played on the grass at Forest Hills, Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, The U.S. Open hard courts, achieved a #8 USTA Eastern 35s ranking (2011) and won 33 singles (and five doubles) titles since 1997, the most recent coming at the “Longboat Key Observer Challenge” team event in Longboat Key, FL in December 2014. He reached the finals of the 2013 and 2014 New Jersey State Mens 45s red clay championships at Arlington Players Club. Ranked No. 3 in USTA Eastern Section 45s in 2013, No. 4 in 2014. This year he won the 2015 Sony Open media doubles tournament for the second year in a row.
His book “Facing Hewitt” was published last summer. Scoop personally gave Hewitt a copy in Newport after his QF win vs. Steve Johnson. Perhaps inspired, Hewitt proceeded to win the singles and doubles titles in Newport. His latest book “Facing Nadal: Symposium of a Champion” was published June this year. He’s currently working on “Facing McEnroe” and “Facing Serena.”