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May/21

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Boxing Champion Intrigued By Tennis

Former WBC Light Heavyweight champion Donny Lalonde reached the pinnacle in the prizefighting business but the tennis court has always held a special place in his heart also. Born in Kitchener, Ontario Lalonde turned pro in 1980 after an 11-4 amateur record. He won his world championship in 1987 on national TV (CBS) with a […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

12

Most Grand Slam Final Failures

Everybody knows by now Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 20 majors each and Novak Djokovic is chasing them needing two more to achieve equality (he’s at 18 after winning AO earlier this year). Margaret Court has won 24 Grand Slam singles titles and 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles majors. But who has […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

12

Rome

Final jockeying for positioning and mental strengthening and peaking is happening this week in Rome as the world’s best players get ready to show their best tennis at Roland Garros. Rafa Nadal needs a strong showing to regain some lost aura in Monte Carlo and Madrid, as does Novak Djokovic who scored a fiery win […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

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Tennis Art

May/21

6

My Hit With Wilhelmina Model Kiko Henriques

Tennis is an unpredictable sport in more ways than one. Earlier this week I set up a hit with fellow Packanack Lake Tennis Club member Shlomo Raveh, who got caught in traffic from Connecticut and delayed our 5 o’clock start. When I arrived at Packanak I noticed a group of males on the deck and […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

2

The Man Who Beat Marcelo Rios In His Final Match

The illustrious career of Marcelo Rios came to a conclusion on April 5, 2004 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Rios was just 28 years old but his body was breaking down. After a disastrous 2003 which saw Rios lose in the first round at Roland Garros, and miss AO, Wimbledon and US Open, the former […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

30

Top Ten Tennis Bores and Charisma Kings

Brian Gottfried once said: “If all players behaved like me, nobody would come to watch tennis.” I never saw Brian Gottfried play but have had the fortune to interview him several times and if his on court demeaner was considered boring, even by his own self-admission, let it be known the former world no. 3 […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

29

Special Borg Fila Shoes Auction

April 29, 2021 NEWPORT, R.I. – In celebration of the recent launch of Kicks on Court, a new digital exhibit about the history of tennis shoes, the International Tennis Hall of Fame is auctioning off a pair of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted sneakers featuring art inspired by Hall of Famer Björn Borg. Proceeds of the auction will […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

29

Biofile: Andrei Cherkasov Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP no. 13. Winner of two ATP singles titles, the first two editions of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Reached QF of US Open, AO and Roland Garros. Currently a coach at IMG in Bradenton, FL. DOB: July 4, 1970 In: Ufa, Soviet Union First Tennis Memory: “Probably when I […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

27

The Pressure On Nadal Is Enormous

Rafael Nadal has thrived on pressure… throughout his career he has overcome every obstacle imaginable – Mariano Puerta, Lleyton Hewitt, hard courts, grass courts, Wimbledon, Robin Soderling, Olympics, knee issues, clay court sustained dominance, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic. Now at age 34 and about to turn 35 on June 3, Nadal will face perhaps the […] Continue to read full article...

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