Archive for August 2018

Aug/18

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US Open Scoops

By Scoop Malinowski

Apparently Genie Bouchard and Felix Auger-Aliassime went to a Drake concert together on Saturday night in New York City. This could become the highest profile tennis romance since Nick Kyrgios and Genie or Jimbo and Chrissie. Bouchard is 24, Felix is 18.

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Aug/18

27

Federer Mindset Strong Entering 19th US Open

By Scoop Malinowski

Roger Federer has not felt the joy of winning the US Open since 2008 when he defeated Andy Murray 62 75 62.

That was ten years ago. Since then there have been several close calls but they all fell short. 2009 loss to Del Potro in the final. 2014 loss to eventual champion Cilic. Two semi losses with match points to Djokovic.

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Aug/18

26

The Stephens vs Muguruza Practice at US Open

By Scoop Malinowski

Sunday morning at ten, defending US Open champion Sloane Stephens and double major winner Garbine Muguruza meet to practice on new Louis Armstrong stadium which is a spectacular venue.

The contrasts of the two camps are obvious. Sloane is deeply connected to her coach Kamau Murray and former hitting partner and perhaps assistant coach Darian King who lost in qualies here. Both are dressed in all black and hover around their boss like she’s a queen bee.

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Kick off US Open festivities with us today, and meet tennis pro Kevin Anderson! Stop by NYC Racquet Sports at 6 pm at 157 W. 35 Street in Midtown Manhattan. The US Open and Wimbledon finalist will be at the popular Manhattan tennis store to sign autographs, take pictures and mingle with tennis enthusiasts. See […]

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Aug/18

24

Biofile: Danielle Lao Interview

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: WTA rank 236. Has qualified for the US Open main draw for the second year in a row. Last year she lost in the 1R with match points.

Ht: 5-3 Wt: 114

DOB: May 28, 1991 In: Pasadena, CA

First Tennis Memory: I remember in Mexico, hitting on synthetic grass when I was seven. And I remember whiffing on my first ball. Did not make contact at all [smiles]. My first memory.

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Aug/18

24

The Djokovic vs Zverev Practice At US Open

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A high quality practice happened on Thursday at the US Open, pitting two of the world’s best tennis juggernauts, world no. 4 Alexander Zverev and former world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, currently ranked 6.

It was an interesting practice with many highlight reel moments. I didn’t see it all, just the last 25 minutes. They hit the court at high noon, Djokovic wearing blue shorts, blue shoes, white shirt and hat. Zverev had a salmon orange shirt, blue shorts and green shoes.

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Katie Swan stepped up to the service line, it was match point 40-30 at 5-3 in the third against Deborah Chiesa.

At the line, about to serve Swan suddenly began to lightly cough, as if to clear her throat. It made me cough to clear my throat, hoping she would fix her physical malfunction at the most inopportune moment.

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Aug/18

21

My Day At US Open Qualies

Arrived after 1, Djokovic was supposed to be in the new Armstrong but he didn’t show up. The new Louie is terrific, sunken low, no wind, well shaded, enclosed so it will get loud. It’s a very sufficient replacement for the old grandstand which everyone loved. The only thing left for the US Open to do to the grounds which are perfect is to recreate the old grandstand. I recommend the USTA dig up the old blueprints of the old grandstand and rebuild a new one, complete with Aces restaurant with hamburgers on the menu, so the smell wafts through the arena. If there is one way the US Open can be better – it’s rebuilding the exact old grandstand which was according to SI, the greatest seat in tennis.

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Aug/18

20

Tennis Hall of Fame Fan Voting Initiative

International Tennis Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Fan Voting Initiative for Class of 2019 Ballot
Tennis enthusiasts across the globe will have the opportunity to participate in the International Tennis Hall of Fame election process for the first time ever.

Votes can be submitted August 27 – October 7 online at vote.tennisfame.com.

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NEWPORT, R.I., August 20, 2018 – The International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) has announced that for the first time in its 64-year history, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the incoming class of Hall of Famers. Fan Voting is the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s newest initiative to bring global sports fans across the world closer to the sport of tennis, its history, and the Hall of Fame.

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Aug/18

20

Tennis Character Profile: Dan C. Weil

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New feature alert! The inaugural “Tennis Character” profile is about Dan C. Weil. At random, unscheduled times we will showcase to you a unique, odd or eccentric tennis player, enjoy!

By Scoop Malinowski

Tennis is known for it’s whimsical characters, after all it takes a unique person to devote hours, months and in some cases years of our lives to chasing and bopping a little yellow ball.

One of the more eccentric characters I’ve ever encountered is Dan Weil. He’s a good friend and a good player too. Of course he’s lefty, he sort of plays like Michael Llodra, the net rushing Frenchman.

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