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Aug/21

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Nick Kyrgios: The People’s Champion

He may not hold any major titles or won any major championships to earn the honor to be called a “world champion” but Nick Kyrgios isn’t losing any sleep over his ATP status. His ambitions and aspirations are more personal and unique. Nick may be the most approachable, engaging professional tennis player in the sport […] Continue to read full article...

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Faking or exaggerating or embellishing an injury or ache or pain in a major final is an effectivem proven method to help increase a player’s chances of winning a Grand Slam or Olympic gold medal. Want examples? Belinda Bencic called a timeout for a big toe blister at 4-3 up in the third set of […] Continue to read full article...

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The disturbing recent trend of major sports champions suddenly quitting in the face of adversity of high pressure competition – as demonstrated by Naomi Osaka pulling out of Wimbledon and Roland Garros and Simone Biles dropping out of the Olympic gymnastics competitions – was addressed by ATP world no. 1 Novak Djokovic today. “Without pressure […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Biofile Marcelo Melo Interview

Status: Won Wimbledon doubles 2017 and Roland Garros 2015. Ranked ATP no. 1 in 2017. Winner of 35 ATP doubles titles including ten Masters 1000. DOB: September 23, 1983 In: Belo Horizonte, Brazil Ht: 6-3 Wt: 207 First Tennis Memory:  “I used to follow my brother Alex around to lessons. And it was a big […] Continue to read full article...

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Steve Johnson may start having nightmares about Taylor Fritz. The two Californians have played three times in the last month, with the 23 year old besting the veteran 31 year old on each occasion. They first played in Memphis in 2016, with Fritz winning 76 76. Then in Houston 2018 Johnson on a three setter […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Zane Khan ATP Journey Continues

By Christopher Begg Part 3 in our special series progression update of 19 year old American Zane Khan, currently ranked at a career high ATP 459 from coach Chris Begg… Since springtime, Zane has spent some time improving his game, recovering from small injuries, and competing in tournaments across the globe. Our calendar has been […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Memories of Jeff Borowiak

Jeff Borowiak was a top 20 player in the ATP Golden Era of the 1970’s and 80’s. He turned pro in 1968, won the NCAA title as the first singles player for UCLA in 1970 (Jimmy Connors played the third slot) and later the six-foot, four inch native of Berkeley, CA would win five ATP […] Continue to read full article...

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Cars have mechanics, champion athletes have nutrionist and fitness experts, and tennis racquets have… technicans. Here is an interesting interview with Master Racquet Technician Gerald Sarmiento, based in New Jersey. Sarmiento is a fine tennis player, owner of two pro shops in Northern NJ and a partner with Furi Sport, a new creator of tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Olympic Tennis

Two of the most memorable matches I ever saw were at Olympic tennis. The first that comes to mind was the 2004 doubles gold medal match in Athens. The German team of Rainer Schuettler and Nicolas Kiefer had four gold medal points vs. the Chilean duo of Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez at 6-2 in […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Tursunov Took Shots at Roger in Facing Federer book

Former ATP champion Dmitri Tursunov is an interesting, free spirited character, bold enough to take some veiled shots at the God of Tennis Roger Federer and even his swooning fan base. In the book “Facing Federer: Symposium of a Champion”, the seven time ATP singles champion Tursunov took repeated shots at Federer’s aura and mystique, […] Continue to read full article...

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