Archive for November 2018

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.

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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.

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Nov/18

6

Raonic, Kei Commit To Hawaii Open Dec. 21-23

MILOS RAONIC COMMITS TO PLAY IN THE HAWAII OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT No. 1 Canadian joins a star-studded roster at the Blaisdell Arena, Dec. 21-23 HONOLULU (November 6, 2018) — The No. 1 Canadian on the ATP World Tour, Milos Raonic, has committed to play in the 2018 Hawaii Open Tennis Tournament, presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, joining the competitive […]

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Nov/18

5

Biofile Karen Khachanov

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: ATP no. 11. Has won titles this year in Paris, Marseille and Moscow.

HT: 6-6 WT: 194

DOB: May 21, 1996 In: Moscow, Russia

First Tennis Memory: I remember how I first start to play tennis with my first coach in Moscow. When I was a kid I was doing a lot of exercises. Then we went to summer camp. Those are my young age memories.

Tennis Inspirations: As in favorite player? Yes my favorite players were Marat Safin and Juan Martin Del Potro while I was growing up.

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Nov/18

5

Is Khachanov the bigger stronger version of Djokovic?

It was a win that sent shockwaves through a sport. Karen Khachanov crushed world no. 1 Novak Djokovic 64 75 with a violent display of superior physical defense and offense. The Russian 22 year old won his first Masters 1000 title in Paris yesterday but he also showed he has the possible solution to solve […]

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Nov/18

2

Is The Super Coach Trend A Myth?


By Scoop Malinowski

The trend of a top player hiring the “super coach” is very popular now in tennis, especially after Ivan Lendl helped guide Andy Murray to finally win major titles at US Open, Wimbledon and the Olympics. The player needs a coach who has actually competed through the fire and fury of a Grand Slam major, and prevailed.

Jeff Salzenstein, a former top 100 ATP player and standout at Stanford University, isn’t so sure that hiring a former major champion as a coach is the most astute option because, in his view, the best coaches were not the most successful players – and the great champions do not automatically become decorated and accomplished coaches.

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Nov/18

2

Biofile: Fabio Fognini Interview

Status: ATP # 14. Career high ranking of 13. Won eight career ATP singles titles including three in 2018.

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 163

DOB: May 24, 1987 In: San Remo, Italy

First Tennis Memory: “I have a lot of memories in my career. When I was young I was playing tennis and football too. When I was 14 I decide to play tennis because I play a lot on the courts, so I have the mentality, if I lose, I lose. And I win, I win.”

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