Archive for February 2019

Feb/19

28

King Kyrgios Emerges From Hibernation in Acapulco

[caption id="attachment_7369" align="alignright" width="263"] El Campeon de Acupulco, Rafa Nadal. [/caption] By Scoop Malinowski Like Clark Kent entering a phone booth and transforming into Superman, Nick Kyrgios found his phone booth last night in Acapulco. Something about the presence of Rafael Nadal electrifies Kyrgios and inspires his best tennis, most serious mindset and effort levels. Lackluster all year and much of 2018, Kyrgios awakened last night and conquered Nadal 36 76 76 in an unforgettable epic battle. Continue to read full article...

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Feb/19

26

The Vilas Solution To Fix A Broken Stroke

By Scoop Malinowski There's an old saying in tennis: When one stroke goes off, your whole game goes down. Even top ranked professionals suffer through such situations where one of their strokes falters. Guillermo Vilas, the former ATP no. 2 was not immune to losing control of his arsenal of weapons. His former coach Ernesto Ruiz Bry told a story to me about Vilas losing one of this strokes and how he remedied the crisis. Continue to read full article...

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Feb/19

26

Final Delray Beach Notes

content/uploads/2015/02/delraytoday-225x300.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="300" />   By Scoop Malinowski There were plenty of highlights all week at the Delray Beach Open 2019 edition. Here are some of my most memorable moments... The Albot vs Evans final was incredible to see but the second best tennis I saw all week was the practice tiebreaker played by Yoshihito Nishioka and Peter Polansky on Sunday afternoon. Continue to read full article...

Feb/19

23

The Albot Zone In Delray Beach

By Scoop Malinowski The first time I remember seeing Radu Albot was at the US Open qualifying rounds about four or five years ago. Then one of the members of my club, a woman, mentioned that she liked how he played. Continue to read full article...

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Feb/19

23

Facing Serena Williams/Facing Steffi Graf Book

Finally I finished this project, which is a double book, a flip book, with two front covers, the back half (Steffi) is upside down. It's 188 pages with tons of insights about what it's like to play Serena and Steffi Here's a quick excerpt... Andrea Temesvari: "She beat everybody really fast. And all the tournament directors were kind of prepared when they put her on, obviously the center court, it will be a short match. She beat everybody like under thirty, thirty-five minutes. 60 61, 61 61. I think some of them even in nineteen or twenty minutes. Continue to read full article...

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Feb/19

22

Marcelo Rios Was A Menace To Society

By Scoop Malinowski This week in Delray Beach covering the Delray Beach Open where McKenzie McDonald, Radu Albot, Juan Martin Del Potro and Steve Johnson are making saves, I obtained some Marcelo Rios memories from a long time tennis insider which illustrates how the Chilean wonder earned the Sports Illustrated magazine cover headline, "the most hated man in tennis." Continue to read full article...

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Feb/19

21

Biofile: Radu Albot Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 82. Career high ranking was 79 earlier this year. Won ATP doubles title in Istanbul in 2015 with Dusan Lajovic. Ht: 5-9 Wt: 160 DOB: November 11, 1989 In: Kishinev, Moldova, Soviet Union First Tennis Memory: Well, all the time when I think about first touching tennis, it's the tennis ball, the racquet and the wall. I was hitting the ball against the wall when I was a kid, about six year old. Tennis Inspirations: David Ferrer. Marat Safin. Sebastian Grosjean. Continue to read full article...

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Feb/19

19

Delray Open: Kyrgios is the coolest dude in tennis

But as is his way, Nick will continue to enjoy the ride and have fun with the fans even in the most tense moments of battle. Because this is his way, his nature and the fans love his nice, cool character and charisma which is a welcome fresh element in the ultra serious cutthroat business of pro tennis. Continue to read full article...

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Feb/19

15

Delray Beach Dream Draw

By Scoop Malinowski The 2019 Delray Beach Open is a dream draw for tennis fans. Almost every first round match has some sort of intrigue factors attached. Let's examine... Top seed and fourth ranked Juan Martin Del Potro returns from injury hiatus to take on the super talented Japanese lefty Yoshihito Nishioka, the ATP no. 71. This is their first meeting. Continue to read full article...

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Feb/19

14

Stan vs Raonic Rivalry Analysis

By Scoop Malinowski Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic clashed for the eighth time yesterday in Rotterdam in what has been one of the more interesting rivalries in the shadows of the Big Three monopoly. Wawrinka won the first four meetings from 2012 to 2015, with each match featuring at least one tiebreaker. All close, tight wins for the Swiss heavyweight. Continue to read full article...

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