Archive for June 2019

Jun/19

25

Noah Rubin Discusses “Behind The Racquet”

If you’re a tennis enthusiast, surely you have heard about and probably read the “Behind The Racquet” profile series on Instagram created by ATP pro Noah Rubin. Rubin interviews different players about their journeys and struggles from childhood tennis to the pros. The interviews have been received by the public very favorably to the point […]

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Jun/19

24

Feli Lopez, The Unique All Time Great

Feliciano Lopez has not won a major, he’s never been world no. 1, but he holds a special distinction that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Pete Sampras, Novak Djokovic, Andre Agassi have not come close to equaling. Lopez has played in 69 consecutive Grand Slam main draws and Wimbledon next week will be 70. Lopez played […]

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Jun/19

21

Stefanos Concedes Felix Is His Master

It’s very rare that a top player verbally concedes that a younger, lower ranked player is their superior. But today in London it happened. Stefanos Tsitsipas offered a rare glimpse of reality and humility by a tennis star when he confessed after losing to Felix Auger-Aliassime 75 62 that the Canadian is his superior. “He’s […]

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I drive out to the Billie Jean King Center with my son on Wednesdays occasionally for him to practice with the USTA Junior Development Group. They practice on separate courts in the back, Courts 10-12 from 4-6 pm and then do an hour of fitness afterward. I’m happy to see the clinics always start with […]

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Jun/19

16

Half a set has determined the GOAT

A Wimbledon ballboy once told Jeff Borowiak to get to net, sound advice which helped Borowiak turn a loss into a win at Wimbledon. Tennis intelligence of the highest form can come from any source. A friend at the local courts I play at made a smart point this week that not one expert tennis […]

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Jun/19

14

Biofile: Sofya Zhuk Interview

Status: WTA no. 185. Ht: 5-9 DOB: December 1, 1999 In: Moscow, Russia First Tennis Memory: “That I saw my brother playing and I just picked up his racquet and I started playing with him (age 5).” Tennis Inspirations: “My inspiration…it was Maria Sharapova. I’ve always been looking up to her, like what she was […]

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Jun/19

13

Tennis Channel Roland Garros Ratings Up

                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETENNIS CHANNEL VIEWERSHIP UP 47 PERCENT DURING FIRST WEEK OF FRENCH OPEN COVERAGEClose to Half a Million Tune in for Serena Williams’ First Match of the TournamentRivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to Meet in Friday Semifinal on NetworkPARIS, June 6, 2019 -Tennis Channel averaged 260,000 viewers during live coverage the first week […]

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Jun/19

13

“Those top guys own the sport”

It’s been said pro tennis is a star driven sport and the big stars call the shots. When they want to play, they play, when they want a match stopped because they are losing, they create a reason to stop it. Some examples: Boris Becker was losing in the second week at Wimbledon to Tim […]

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Jun/19

13

Can We Show A Little Love for Dustin Brown?

The 34-year-old German-Jamaican just beat Alexander Zverev in Stuttgart, 6-3 in the third set. We’ve written about Brown before here at Tennis-Prose.com, but with some of our favorite players like Sam Groth retiring and Victor Estrella Burgos flagging, the Dominican at 38 is now ranked no. 382, Brown is still getting it down, winning a […]

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Last night during a phone conversation with a veteran professional coach and hitting partner, a bombshell was dropped randomly about the real reason WTA no. 1 Naomi Osaka discontinued her association with coach Sascha Bajin two weeks after winning the Australian Open earlier this year. This source has never failed me once and never shared […]

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