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Sep/18

30

Pierre-Hugues Herbert In Big Win In China

The man with the most John McEnroe-like serve in today’s game and the most unwieldy name, scored a big win in the semis of the Shenzhen Open in China, knocking out the diminutive but ever feisty, Alex de Minaur. Herbert, 27, ranked #67 has never been ranked higher than #63, but he has a smooth […] Continue to read full article...

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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

23

It’s Team Europe In Laver Cup Redux Win

I’m not sure if I understand the scoring system of the Laver’s Cup. How can a team–Team World–have a chance to force a possible closing match of Nick Kyrgios vs. Novak Djokovic when coming into the penultimate match, Kevin Anderson vs. Alexander Zverev, when Team Europe had won every singles match (5) except one, the […] 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

19

Cal Hits Binghamton

IMG_0697 There is a combination of anticipation and anxiety that leads up to and builds to a crescendo when playing an Eastern Junior tennis event, especially possibly the last one for Callum in his current age group, the 12-and-under category, as he moves on now to play mostly 14’s and 16’s. Especially, when the tournament […] 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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