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Dec/18

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Winter Nationals Orlando, FL

 

By Scoop Malinowski

I’ve been to Wimbledon, Miami Open, US Open, Eddie Herr, Sarasota Open, Newport, Citi Open, Orange Bowl and now a new prestigious tournament, the US Winter Nationals being contested this week at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, FL by girls and boys 18s and 16s

Tons of five star recruit players here and coaches from universities all over the nation, including Northwestern, Utah, Cornell, Texas A&M to name a few.

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Dec/18

28

One Man’s 2018 Tennis Journey


By Fred Frelinghuysen

As I look back over the past year I realize what an amazing adventure I had. I was able to attend six tournaments on multiple surfaces in multiple locations and got to experience the true meaning of what the tennis year involves. I have already made plans for 2019 to try and match that number of six if not exceed it. I plan on attending Nassau Coliseum in February Miami in March Newport in July Washington the beginning of August Cincinnati the middle of August and then of course Qualifying and the U.S. Open. I will try and attend a Challenger as well based on my nephew Jason‘s account of his adventure in Charlottesville this past year. So what I have decided to do now is give my awards in the various categories from my attendance of the events this past year.

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By Scoop Malinowski

The debate about who the greatest player of all time is still shrouded in confusion because of the exploits of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, with some voices still demanding Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Pancho Gonzalez be a part of the conversation.

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Dec/18

22

Bouchard Makes Major Statement in Honolulu

By Scoop Malinowski

If you have written off Eugenie Bouchard as a major title contender, you may have to re-think that prognostication.

More renowned lately for her social media activities, the former Wimbledon finalist in 2014, apparently is fiercely determined to salvage her tennis career and get back to the elite echelon.

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The Canadian, Françoise Abanda is 21, but it feels like she’s been around for a long time as she turned pro at 16. Currently ranked no. 220, the Montreal native of Cameroon descent, has been in a slide since October of 2017 when she reached her career-high ranking of 111. I caught up with the statuesque 5-foot-10 Venus Williams look-a-like at the Pro World Academy in Delray Beach, Florida as she prepares for the 2019 season and had this conversation with Abanda.

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Dec/18

21

Marcelo Rios Announces Comeback

By Scoop Malinowski

Another former ATP world no. 1 has got the urge to try a comeback. Like Bjorn Borg, Thomas Muster and Mats Wilander before, Marcelo Rios wants to try his hand on the professional tennis circuit again, fourteen years after retiring from tennis in 2004.

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Dec/18

20

Tennis Tips: Always be ready to improvise


By Scoop Malinowski

A good player knows he or she has to improvise on the court. Fundamental techniques are important and need to be “perfect” in order to sustain 20 and 30 ball high speed rallies.

Locking into certain patterns of consistency are the backbone of a quality match but to set apart from the opponent, the winning player usually can step it up at the key moments and create something different, like a drop shot winner, a sudden laser beam winner or a short angle set up to open the court for the winner.

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Dec/18

18

Curious Off Season Training Camps

2019 hasn’t started yet but tennis pros are working hard together to sharpen up for the coming season.

At IMG in Bradenton, Kei Nishikori has hit with Jay Clarke of Great Britain.

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Dec/18

17

What The Hell…Best of 2018

Yes, my friends, it is time as 2018 comes to a close in only 14 days to have our annual “What the hell…” awards of the year.

Here’s Tennis-Prose.com’s Top 10 (If you have any to add, please feel free to join/post in):

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Dec/18

16

In the Federer Zone

 

By Scoop Malinowski

It rarely happens but occasionally it does happen that a tennis player can have a near perfect day on the court where they far exceed their own and their opponents expectations.

Today I had that day. It happened at the Longboat Key Club Resort against one of the toughest competitors in the area, a six-foot seven Czech who has big weapons and can grind out long points.

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