Archive for December 2017

Dec/17

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Subplots Galore, As Australian Open Approaches

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By Scoop Malinowski

January marks the birth of a new tennis season and all the players are currently training and refining their bodies, minds and technical proficiency to achieve the best year of their careers in 2018. Each professional has new confidence and inspiration to add to their physical experience, with the sole ambition to make their lofty dreams come true on the court of battle.

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Dec/17

14

Classic Rivalry: Safin vs Hrbaty

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By Scoop Malinowski

This will be a new series, remembering forgotten classic rivalries. The first edition will be Marat Safin vs Dominik Hrbaty, who finished at 7-7 head to head, not counting Hrbaty’s final win in the Hopman Cup final four years after their final ATP meeting in 2005.

Safin had the huge forehand, backhand combination which seemed to fit in perfectly with Hrbaty’s flat counterpunching play style.

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Dec/17

14

Hewitt to play Australian Open

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By Scoop Malinowski

I first suggested this rumor to you months ago after reading a cryptic Instagram comment from Aussie player Matt Reid who seemingly joked on one of Lleyton Hewitt’s posts that the officially retired Davis Cup captain might play the 2018 Australian Open.

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Dec/17

12

Pro Tennis Pioneer Al G. Hill Jr (1945-2017)

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By Scoop Malinowski

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and tennis pioneer Al G. Hill Jr. died in his sleep at his Highland Park, Texas home on December 2. He was 72. Hill was the oldest grandson of legendary Texas oilman H.L. Hunt

In his lifetime, Hill was an oilman, developer, feature-film producer, charter-jet operator and thoroughbred racehorse owner. But he is best known in tennis circles for expanding tennis into the professional era.

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Dec/17

11

Finishing Facing Sampras

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By Scoop Malinowski

I never intended to do a Facing Sampras book until I met a tennis player on Longboat key named Dan. We started hitting one afternoon this past winter and eventually I learned he actually bought and read Facing Federer which he said he purchased at the US Open book store.

He said he quite liked the book and expressed interest that he would like to read about what it was like to Face Pete Sampras.

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Dec/17

5

Facing Sampras: Press Release

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Facing Sampras: Symposium of a Champion

Competitors and rivals of Pete Sampras, one of the greatest champions in the history of sport, discuss in detail their memories and experiences of playing tennis against the seven-time Wimbledon champion, who reigned for six years as the ATP World No. 1 ranked tennis player (1993-1998).

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Dec/17

5

Is Noah Rubin Caput?

After qualifying for the Australian Open in January of 2017 and winning his first round match against no. 113 Bjorn Frantangelo, Noah Rubin, 21, of Long Island, New York, didn’t beat another player ranked inside the top 150 and only beat one player, Sam Groth, ranked inside the top 200. He suffered a wrist injury […]

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Dec/17

4

Nadal supports his pal Tiger Woods in Nassau

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By Scoop Malinowski

Tiger Woods did not win Hero World Challenge golf tournament in Nassau, Bahamas yesterday but it was not because of a lack of support from the best tennis player in the world.

The ATP world no. 1 Rafael Nadal had been vacationing on nearby Exuma Island and decided to fly in for the day to watch and support his friend Tiger, who is returning to competition after a nine month layoff. Woods played well and finished at -8 on the final leaderboard, good enough for a ninth place finish and ten strokes below the winner Rickie Fowler.

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Dec/17

3

Biofile: Su-wei Hsieh Interview

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By Scoop Malinowski

Status: Former WTA No. 1 ranked doubles player (2014). Won Roland Garros (2014) and Wimbledon (2013) doubles titles (both with Peng).

DOB: Jan. 4, 1986 In: Hsinchu, Taiwan

First Memory Of Tennis: “I remember when I play the first tournament. I was playing under the big rain back home when I was six years old. It was huge rain. And then we were pushing on the court to play because it was so much rain and it was very hot.”

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Dec/17

3

IPTL in Critical Condition

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The popular IPTL tennis league, created by former ATP pro Mahesh Bhupathi in 2013, will not contest any matches this season.

The International Premier Tennis League, which has featured superstars Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Marat Safin, Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray, Carlos Moya, Ana Ivanovic in past seasons, has run into financial problems, Bhupathi said a few days ago.

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