Archive for May 2019

May/19

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French Dynamo Moutet Emerging At Roland Garros

  Corentin Moutet first caught my eye last year when he beat Ivo Karlovic twice. He's only about 5-9, another one of those smaller guys but he wins matches via smarts, talent, mindset and precision. I wrote about him previously on this site because of play style and his off court interests in art, boxing, piano. He's a different player and person. Continue to read full article...

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May/19

29

Osaka Driven To Win More Major Titles

Unlike all of the recent would be successors of Serena Williams, the current world no. 1 player is not satisfied with her recent conquest of the US Open and Australian Open titles and the WTA world no.  1 ranking. Nope, Naomi Osaka wants more.
Osaka revealed her mindset in this Roland Garros tournament and the rest of the women better take note because the Japanese tennis queen means business. Continue to read full article...

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May/19

29

Down Go The American Men, One By One

It has not been a good start to the French Open for the American men. Patrick McEnroe, when he was the head of the USTA Junior Development program, once claimed that (our) junior players need to hit the ball over the net 35 times in a rally, presumably to be able to play better at the French Open, but if anything this current crop of American men players is worse than prior versions. Continue to read full article...

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May/19

28

Biofile Kurumi Nara Interview

Status: WTA no. 238.
DOB:  December 30, 1991  In; Osaka, Japan
Ht: 5-1
First Tennis Memory:  I was starting tennis when I was three years old. Watching my parents. I always went on weekends to play with my parents.
Tennis Inspiration: My idol is Justine Henin.
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May/19

27

Bertens Admits She Prefers Smaller Outer Courts

Stage fright can happen in tennis too. No matter how talented and confident a pro player may be, some do not like to perform under the spotlight and pressure of a full stadium watching their every move. Continue to read full article...

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May/19

24

The Longest Point In Tennis History…29 Minutes!

You learn something every day and I learned yesterday the longest point in tennis history was 29 minutes long! Yes, you read that right, a professional tennis rally lasted 29 MINUTES long. How did I learn such a rare nugget of tennis trivia? I will tell you. I messaged Jean Hepner a few weeks ago asking about her four and a half hour match with Barbie Bramlett at US Open which included nearly 20 match points. Continue to read full article...

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May/19

23

Roland Garros 2019

Affiche Roland-Garros 2019 / Poster Jose Maria Sicilia
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May/19

22

John McEnroe Acrylic Painting By Karin Billings

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In this world of short attention spans and multi-tasking and the focus on cell phones, it's difficult sometimes to notice beautiful art, to really notice it. This painting of John McEnroe arrested my attention at the Sarasota Open. The artist is even more intriguing than her work. Karin Billings is a woman of many talents. Continue to read full article...

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May/19

21

Is Agassi A Mediocre Coach?

Andre Agassi produced mediocre results with Novak Djokovic, shortly before Djokovic re-hired his old coaching team which resulted in Djokovic returning to his best level and winning Wimbledon and US Open and regaining the ATP world no. 1 ranking. Djokovic's success begged the question...why couldn't Agassi inspire Djokovic to return to glory? Continue to read full article...

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