Archive for May 2019

May/19

29

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

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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Back in 2008, Rafael Nadal was dubbed the “King of Clay” – he wasn’t by any means the first player to be awarded this title, but there’s little doubt that he’s the most successful and the undisputed “King of Clay,” with eleven French Open titles to his name.

One such player, aiming to emulate and strip Rafa of his French Open title later this month is Austrian, Dominic Thiem. At 25-years-old, the ATP world number 4 is seven years younger than his rival and has upset him before, as we will go on to mention.

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May/19

19

Match Analysis: Djokovic vs Nadal Rome Final

By Scoop Malinowski First set Nadal comes out with full ferocity and a sense of desperation. He has not win a clay tournament all year and urgently needs to win the final in Rome to restore and re-establish his King of Clay dominant aura as Roland Garros looms around the corner. Nadal dominates Djokovic 6-0 but as Nadal has that facial expression of fierce ruthless intensity, Djokovic looks tired and not all there mentally. Continue to read full article...

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