Archive for September 2018

Sep/18

27

Serena Should Hire Spadea As Her New Coach

By Scoop Malinowski There comes a time in the life of a tennis champion that changes must be made. For Serena Williams that time is now. She's lost her last two major finals at Wimbledon and US Open and endured the embarrassing episode of having her coach Patrick Mouratoglou contradict her insistence that she was not being coached by him. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski In boxing and tennis, I have learned, the champions often pick bits and pieces of former champions and use those attributes and qualities to create their own unique persona. Mike Tyson famously, and admittedly, emulated the fierce passion and fury of Roberto Duran and Jack Dempsey. Iron Mike also admired the way Dempsey would help to raise up his fallen conquests after beating them, an ultimate show of sportsmanship and class, and he added that unlikely gesture to his persona. Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

25

Bill Tilden On The French Players

The French style of play commends itself to me very highly. I enjoy watching the well-executed strokes, beautiful mobile footwork of these dashing players. It is more a lack of dogged determination to win, than in any stroke fault that one finds the reason for French defeats. The temperamental genius of this great people carries with it a lack of stability that can be the only explanation for the sudden crushing and unexpected defeats their representatives receive on the tennis courts. Continue to read full article...

Sep/18

24

Strange But True: Stories of Pro Tennis

This recently retired player was just beginning his ATP career on the pro tour and told a former dominant world no. 1 American superstar that he had a poster of him in his room as a kid and it was this certain tennis icon that gave him the reason to want to pursue a career in tennis. This multiple grand slam champion, not known for his gift of gab or extroverted nature responded with a silent look before walking away, without a word. Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

21

Biofile: Mikhail Youzhny Interview

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  Status: The veteran Russian retired this week from the ATP World Tour after a 19 year professional career. Mischa turned pro in 1999 and won ten ATP singles titles and two Davis Cups for Russia. DOB: June 25, 1982 In: Moscow, Russia I did these two Biofiles with Youzhny at the US Open, the first segment is from 2001... Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

18

The Ugliest Moments In Pro Tennis

Monica Seles 1991.jpg In no particular order: Monica Seles being stabbed by Gunter Parche in Hamburg during a changeover during her match against Magdalena Maleeva in 1993. Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

17

Jim Courier Press Conference 1992 US Open

Image result for jim courier images ATP world no. 1 Jim Courier defeated Andrei Cherkasov for the first time in his career at the US Open. Here is his press conference after the match... U.S. OPEN September 3, 1992 Jim Courier NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Q. Jim, what did you do different today compared to the last five times you played him? JIM COURIER: I won the last point, which is a start. Something I hadn't been able to do five times against Andrei. I played a little smarter today. I was a little more patient than I had been in our past meetings, and that was really the difference. I served smarter, and just, you know, wasn't over anxious out there. Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

17

Nico Massu Remembers Making Tennis History in 2004

massunico's profile picture   By Scoop Malinowski There he was, standing by himself texting on his phone, against the fence of court 14 at the US Open. Barely recognized, Nicolas Massu accomplished something in tennis that even Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have failed to do. Massu won the singles and doubles gold medals at the 2004 Olympics, the first (and still only) two gold medals in the history of his country, Chile. Continue to read full article...

Sep/18

14

Davis Cup Weekend

Benoit Paire has turned into Superman, pulverizing Pablo Carreno Busta 76 61 60, winning 16 of the last 17 games. The talented French powerhouse has suddenly instilled a new weapon into his formidable arsenal - emotional adrenaline. Paire dominated the court with his power and his presence, often flexing a "I am the king of the court" fist pump or uppercut. Paire is in a different zone now, a different world and thus he's a different player. If only Richard Gasquet is taking notes. Lucas Pouille is attempting to give France the commanding 2-0 lead home court lead vs Spain's Agut. The two have split sets. Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

13

Tennis Dreaming

When you play a ton of tennis, it becomes a part of your psyche and your subconscious. To the point that you can even have dreams involving playing tennis. This was first revealed after Andy Murray won Wimbledon for the first time in 2013. After the match, Murray was interviewed by ESPN's Tom Rinaldi and was asked if he had a dream the night before about winning Wimbledon. And Andy answered a reply that was both astonishing and hilarious. Continue to read full article...

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