Archive for February 2019

Feb/19

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Finally! Man Makes Racquet Change After 33 Years

 

By Scoop Malinowski

Tennis players are known for being reluctant to change their methods. After 33 years of playing with the prehistoric Wilson Profile, Mark Sanders of Randolph, NJ has finally found a new stick.

“I have been playing with The Wilson Profile since it came out in 1986. I have 16 frames,” said the former Binghamton University college player of the racquet that Serena Williams used as a teenager.

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Feb/19

12

Osaka Rejects Bajin

At the end of 2018, Naomi Osaka had never won a professional tournament and was ranked outside the top 50 at 68. She was viewed as an introverted, one-dimensional baseline basher who was not considered a sure-fire future Grand Slam champion by tennis observers.

Then Osaka made an intelligent decision – she hired Sasha Bajin as her new coach. Bajin had been the hitting partner for former top players like Serena and Azarenka but Chris Evert revealed that he was in fact a coach influence more so than just a hired hitting partner.

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Feb/19

11

Delray Beach 2019 Stacked As Usual

DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM ANNOUNCES 2019 ATP TOUR PLAYER FIELD
Americans Steve Johnson, Taylor Fritz and Former Champion Jack Sock Join International Favorites Feliciano Lopez, Andreas Seppi and
Ivo Karlovic to Add to 2019 Star Power

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced the latest player commitments for their upcoming blockbuster event set to rock the tennis stadium in downtown Delray Beach next month.

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Feb/19

10

Yes, it really happened on a tennis court

Finals of the South Orange tournament, a few disputed calls, then Marc was up 5-1 in the third set super breaker. His opponent blasted a ball all the way down to the far end of the row of courts, went to retrieve it, then went to the bathroom, and got the tournament director to call the lines. The long delay caused Marc to freeze and he hit six straight balls into the net and lost the tournament.

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I know it sounds like an oxymoron to say, “Junior Tennis Tour.” Most of us assume that there’s only one tennis tour and that’s the Professional Tour, but I’m hear to tell you that there’s a Junior Tour too and these young kids–my son is 12–play more tournaments every year than Roger Federer–by far.

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Feb/19

8

Watching Junior Tennis With Brian Gottfried

At the recent Winter Nationals held at Lake Nona at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, I spotted old friend Brian Gottfried watching one of his young charges in action in doubles. While observing the match in the early evening from the corner behind the baseline, Gottfried, the former world no. 3 and Roland Garros finalist, agreed to answer a few of my questions.

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Watch this video interview two weeks ago with Bernard Tomic and ask yourself if you have ever seen a more normal, sane, honest, regular young man in professional tennis?

Tomic has taken a lot of heat for his extreme honesty about his confidence issues and career frustrations.

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Feb/19

1

Controversial Maxime Cressy Is Breaking Out


I never even heard of Maxime Cressy until last month. The 6-foot-six, Californian born in Paris, plays at UCLA and gained a wildcard into Newport Beach Challenger qualies where he edged Stefan Kozlov from 2-4 down in the first, 76 61.

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Feb/19

1

Feeling an ATP Ball

  My game has been struggling lately. Too many hits with slower, older, less challenging opposition, which I knew I would beat before the first ball. This went on for three weeks. I had a bad loss to the top junior I help train sometimes in Miami last week. In my mind it was because […]

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