Archive for September 2018

Sep/18

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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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By Richard Pagliaro I think Patrick's a good coach. Serena has won more majors after 30 than any champion in history and part - certainly not all but part - of that is his influence. Even basic things like getting her to change the racquet and strings was a huge benefit for her. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Patrick Mouratoglou is now a prominent tennis figure because of his renowned tennis academy in France and his coaching association with the greatest female player in history, Serena Williams. He is charming, intelligent, handsome with a nice accent and way with words. He serves as an excellent mouthpiece for the Serena camp. As far as coaching, actual coaching, it's hard to say just how good of a coach he really is. Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

10

20 and Beyond For Djokovic, Says Del Potro

By Scoop Malinwoski Count Juan Martin Del Potro as one tennis expert who believes Novak Djokovic is back on track and fully capable of surpassing not only Rafa Nadal in total majors, but also the all time leader Roger Federer. Djokovic's US Open conquest yesterday was major number fourteen, compared to Nadal's 17 and Federer's 20. Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Being critical of Serena Williams behavior yesterday in the US Open final vs Naomi Osaka, reminded me that I've been involved in a handful of ugly and negative experiences on the tennis court, and the blame wasn't always on the opponent. Many friendships were made because of tennis but also several friendships were broken. Also, interestingly, friendships have been formed even after some pretty intense feuds in tournaments. Continue to read full article...

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  By Scoop Malinowski A day after one of the most unfortunate finals in Grand Slam history, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro restored respect and class to professional tennis with their thrilling confrontation. Djokovic prevailed 63 76 63 by virtue of a devastating display of machine like efficiency and pinpoint accuracy. When Djokovic is operating at his highest level there is no man from history who can topple him. Continue to read full article...

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Sep/18

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Itau Commits To Long Term Miami Open Sponsorship

ITAÚ COMMITS TO LONG TERM DEAL WITH MIAMI OPEN Contract extension brings added excitement for tournament debut at Hard Rock Stadium in 2019 MIAMI, FL (September 7, 2018) – IMG today announced that Itaú has extended its partnership with the Miami Open presented by Itaú for five additional years through 2024.  Itaú, Latin America’s largest privately […] Continue to read full article...

By Scoop Malinowski Like a "street artist" sullying the neighborhood with graffiti, Serena Williams defaced and ruined today's US Open women's open final with an astonishing display of uncontrolled rage and unsportsmanlike conduct. The lead story should be that Japanese woman Naomi Osaka became the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam title with a stunning 62 64 triumph over the 36 year old American.By Scoop Malinowski Like a "street artist" sullying the neighborhood with graffiti, Serena Williams defaced and ruined today's US Open women's open final with an astonishing display of uncontrolled rage and unsportsmanlike conduct. The lead story should be that Japanese woman Naomi Osaka became the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam title with a stunning 62 64 triumph over the 36 year old American. Continue to read full article...

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