Archive for June 2019

Jun/19

28

Rivalry Alert: Fritz vs Querrey Eastbourne Final

They say pro tennis needs more appealing rivalries. One will resume tomorrow in the Eastbourne final, to be contested by two striking Americans, one 21, the other a generation older at 31. This will be the fifth meeting for the two Californians, who have split four previous clashes, each one a very close, tight duel. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/19

28

Wimbledon Draws

Some of the eye catching first round match ups… 39 year old Venus Williams vs 15 year old qualifier Coco Gauff. If that isn’t the biggest age disparity match up at a major, what is? Su-Wei Hsieh vs Jelena Ostapenko. Taylor Fritz vs Tomas Berdych. Rafa Nadal vs Yuichi Sugita, with a second round date […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/19

27

Eleven year wait for Ahn

Feliciano Lopez hasn’t missed a major in seventeen years. The contrast story to Lopez is the WTA player who went eleven years between major appearances. Kristi Ahn qualifed at 2008 US Open as a sixteen year old junior, losing to world no. 2 Dinara Safina 63 64 in the first round. That year Ahn also […] Continue to read full article...

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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 […] Continue to read full article...

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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 […] Continue to read full article...

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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 […] Continue to read full article...

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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 […] Continue to read full article...

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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 […] Continue to read full article...

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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 […] Continue to read full article...

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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 […] Continue to read full article...

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