Archive for March 2019

Mar/19

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Kyrgios: “I don’t think, I just play”

B. CORIC/N. Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 THE MODERATOR: Questions, please. Q. You hit some unbelievable shots out there. How do you merge that shot-making skill with trying to play more consistent point by point? Or is that a weapon for you, the unpredictability of not knowing what you're going to do next? NICK KYRGIOS: Honestly, today, I mean, just a more disciplined -- a more disciplined player just won. He's an unbelievable competitor. He doesn't give you any free points. He played solid. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

26

Nick Kyrgios Loses Mind & Then Match to Coric

All looked good for Nick Kyrgios on a hot Miami afternoon match at the Miami Open on Wednesday in his Round of 16 match against Borna Coric. He won the first set 6-4. In the process, he streaked back to reach a ball hit behind him and as he zoomed towards his own baseline, he shoveled a tweeter inside=-out between his legs past a stunned Kyrgios at the net. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

26

Su-Wei Hsieh’s Racquet Story

Image may contain: 1 person, playing a sport and shoes By Scoop Malinowski After her dazzling three-set, fourth-round knockout of Caroline Wozniacki yesterday at Miami Open, Su-Wei Hsieh told the story at her press conference about her unique Yonex tennis racquet and how she began to use it. She spoke in Chinese but the reporter Bowen was kind enough to share the story to me in English. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

26

Dale Hemke, Junior Tennis Enthusiast

Dale Hemke, who said he's "fixing to be 69 next month," is from Amelia Island, Florida, and he came out with his lawn chair and watched both my son's quarterfinals and semifinals Consolation Draw matches (Callum went on to win the Consolation Draw singles draw by beating the Floridian no. 30 in the 14's in the quarters, the Illinois 14's no. 4 in the semis and the South Carolina #2 in the 14's in the finals. Callum is still only 12) at the Omni Resorts, Amelia Island Plantation tennis center this Dale Hemke, who said he's "fixing to be 69 next month," is from Amelia Island, Florida, and he came out with his lawn chair and watched both my son's quarterfinals and semifinals Consolation Draw matches (Callum went on to win the Consolation Draw singles draw by beating the Floridian no. 30 in the 14's in the quarters, the Illinois 14's no. 4 in the semis and the South Carolina #2 in the 14's in the finals. Callum is still only 12.) at the Omni Resorts, Amelia Island Plantation tennis center this past weekend in the 14's National Level 3 USTA event.past weekend in the 14's National Level 3 USTA event. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

26

My Question To Su-Wei Hsieh at Miami Open

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  Su-Wei Hsieh continued her sensational 2019 with another stunning display of tennis genius today, defeating Caroline Wozniacki for the first time in her career, after three failures, 63 67 62. The 33 year old from China Taipei is now into the quarterfinals. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

25

Biofile Yulia Putintseva Interview

Putintseva US16 (15) (29827576296).jpg   Status: WTA no. 46. Ht: 5-4 DOB:  January 7, 1995 In: Moscow, Russia First Tennis Memory: That's a tough one. I remember myself playing with a group of kids on a wooden surface. I think I was like four or five back then. That's my first memory. When I was trying to hit the ball over the net. It was fun. Tennis Inspiration: Nadal. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

25

Kyrgios Creates Chaos and Cassius Clay Tennis at Miami Open

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MIAMI — Nick Kyrgios dominated Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-3 6-1 at the Miami Open last night but a confrontation with a fan overshadowed the brilliant performance by the controversial Aussie. A male fan in the front row behind the baseline was heckling Kyrgios repeatedly. Then the unnamed fanatic called Kyrgios a four letter word that begins with D and ends with K. That flamed the fire. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

24

My Question To Djokovic in Miami

By Scoop Malinowski Novak Djokovic got through his third round duel with Federico Delbonis, needing three sets to subdue the Argentine lefty. After the match, Djokovic did a press conference which attracted only six reporters including a local new guy who did a five minute one on one. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

24

Biofile Yafan Wang Interview

Wang Yafan 8, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA no. 49 (career high). Defeated Collins today to reach the Miami Open R16. DOB: April 30, 1994 In: Nanjing, China First Memory Of Tennis: I like the game of tennis. I didn't want to play as a job. Just play. I like games with the ball. I played with junior boys. I like the game. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

23

Kyrgios Downplays Federer, Nadal, Djokovic in Miami

By Scoop Malinowski Nick Kyrgios defeated Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic the first time he played each, a near impossible feat, matched only by Lleyton Hewitt. This week, Nick analyzed the "Big Three" for Daily Mail columnist Michael Dickson, revealing interesting reviews of the icons which do not exactly bow in deference to this era's all time super champions. Continue to read full article...

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