Archive for November 2018

Nov/18

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Eddie Herr 2018 Notes

By Scoop Malinowski Chip McCarthy, one of the original figures of the IMG and NBTA, shared some nice scoops. He said earlier this year Kei Nishikori was leaving the grounds by himself after a practice and saw a little girl sitting and crying. He approached her and asked what was wrong? She said she was playing poorly and didn't know if she wanted to continue to play tennis. Next thing, Kei took her to a court and started practicing and coaching her. True story. Continue to read full article...

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Nov/18

25

Biofile: Danielle Collins Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA ranking 35. DOB: December 13, 1993 in St. Petersburg, FL Height: 5-10 First Tennis Memory:  "Crawling on the court when my dad (Wally) would play his league matches. (age?) Probably like one or two." Tennis Inspirations:  "Hingis. The Williams sisters. Kournikova. Who else...Wozniacki. Sharapova." Last Book Read:  "Ghosted." Continue to read full article...

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Nov/18

22

Gimelstob Arrested For Assault

Justin Gimelstob, the popular Tennis Channel analyst and former Grand Slam mixed doubles champion, apparently snapped in a bizarre rage on Halloween night, allegedly assaulting a friend of his estranged wife. The ATP Board Member and former coach of John Isner was arrested on Wednesday in West Los Angeles on a felony battery charge, The Los Angeles Times reports. Continue to read full article...

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Nov/18

21

Uncle Toni Sticks A Fork In Federer

  Toni Nadal, the mind behind the blueprint to slay Roger Federer as executed to perfection by his nephew Rafa, believes the 37-year-old Swiss maestro's age combined with exhausting best-of-five set Grand Slam format makes it virtually impossible for Federer to win another major title trophy. Writing for a Spanish publication called El Pais, Uncle Toni says Federer's days of winning majors could be over although he admitted that Federer has "repeatedly surprised me." Continue to read full article...

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Nov/18

20

Challenged by the Big Ten Champ

  By Scoop Malinowski This guy aggressively called me out after doubles group play to a set of singles. We beat him in doubles 4-2. Of all 20 people, he targeted me. Heard this guy was former Big Ten champion from Purdue and Chief Financial Officer of Proctor Gamble. Really tough player, tons of experience. […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/18

16

2018 Tennis Media Survey

DAN WEIL Coolest Player(s): Hard to beat Federer for the guys. Halep for the women, worked so hard for her major. Smartest: Fed. I don't know the women well enough. Funniest: Osaka -- Indian Wells acceptance speech. Zverev the younger. Continue to read full article...

Nov/18

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Benneteau Alleges Federer Possible Corruption

Former top 25 Julien Benneteau has alleged in a French radio interview that Roger Federer has special privileges, uses his influence to gain advantages and even outright corruption. "Roger is a legend of the game, an icon, only he can bring 15,000 people to Bercy, nothing to say," said the just retired Frenchman. "Now, when he sets up the Laver Cup, there are a number of conflicts of interest that become disturbing. Continue to read full article...

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Nov/18

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Biofile: Gregory Howe Interview

Chasing Points: A Season on the Pro Tennis Circuit by [Howe, Gregory]   At 34 years of age, Gregory Howe quit teaching in London to chase his childhood dream of becoming a world-ranked tennis professional. He started his year-long journey in the minor leagues, playing across four continents, as far afield as Bangkok, Kampala and Lahore, initially struggling against younger, fitter aspiring pros. Breaking through to the elite ATP tour, he got within volleying distance of some of the greats of the modern game. Eventually, he managed to juggle competing on the ATP tour with holding down a nine-to-five job. Along the way he encountered almost everything the tennis world has to offer, from rising stars racing to the top, to players whose hopes are slowly being shattered. Chasing Points: A Season on the Pro Tennis Circuit offers a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a touring tennis professional from the perspective of a real 'underdog'. Continue to read full article...

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Nov/18

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Michael Zhu: Chasing the Dream

Michael Zhu   Michael Zhu played fair tennis at the University of Michigan, attaining a sub 500 record in his junior (8-11) and senior (9-18) years. The Princeton, NJ native graduated in 2015 and decided to play a Futures in Vero Beach in April 2016, where he won a round - to acquire his first ATP point - but then lost 63 36 67 to some kid named...Denis Shapovalov. Continue to read full article...

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Nov/18

8

de Minaur and Tsitsipas Dominant in Milan

Alex deMinaur and Stefano Tsitsipas, both 2-0 in RR play, are crushing the field at the Milan #NEXTGEN Finals. deMinaur has shredded Rublev and Italian wildcard Liam Caruana and will take on 1-1 Taylor Fritz today. Continue to read full article...

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