Archive for July 2019

Jul/19

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Biofiles with Hall of Famers Pierce and Kafelnikov

I managed to do these two Biofiles with 2019 Hall of Fame Sunday Inductees Mary Pierce and Yevgeny Kafelnikov… The Biofile Yevgeny Kafelnokov Status: Former ATP world #1, French Open, Australian Open, 2000 Olympic Champion. Led Russia to first Davis Cup victory in 2002.Ht: 6-3 Wt: 185 DOB: February 18, 1974 In: Sochi, Russia Tennis […]

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Jul/19

18

Zverev breaks horrific slump in Newport

Mischa Zverev lost eighteen out of nineteen matches but never lost confidence and his decision to play Newport has resulted in acquiring what he needed most – victories. Zverev has rolled through to the quarterfinals with two impressive straight set wins against Tim Smyczek and Guido Andreozzi. “It feels good,” said Zverev. “It hasn’t happened […]

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Jul/19

18

Newport Quarterfinals

The Hall of fFame Open quarterfinals are set… John Isner vs. Matt Ebden Ugo Humbert vs. Ilya Ivashka Mischa Zverev vs. Marcel Granollers Alex Bublik vs. Tennys Sandgren John Isner struggled to a 64 67 63 win against Kamil Majchzak of Poland and after said he’s still trying to regain his Miami Open finalist confidence […]

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Jul/19

17

Kudla striving to conquer Newport

Denis Kudla is making his seventh attempt to win one of his favorite tournaments… Newport Hall of Fame Open. Yesterday the Ukrainian born Virginian beat his doubles partner Bradley Klahn 64 75. Kudla first played here in 2011 when he made the quarterfinals as a teenager. That was his best run on Newport grass but […]

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Jul/19

15

Can Anyone Beat The Big Three To Win US Open?

As tennis fans we’ve been incredibly blessed to live in the era of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. With 54 Grand Slam titles between them, the trio have set the benchmark in men’s tennis for the last fifteen years. As the eyes of the tennis world turn towards Flushing Meadows at the end […]

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Jul/19

15

Off To Newport

There are few better feelings in tennis than to arrive in downtown Newport Rhode Island and seeing the historic casino shrine of the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Bellevue and Memorial Drive intersection nestled among a CVS, Annie’s diner, a supermarket, Kimsoo’s barber shop and other shops and restaurants. A few steps into […]

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Jul/19

14

The Smile That Won Wimbledon

For the third Federer vs Djokovic Wimbledon final in a row, the exact same pattern played out. Both played champion caliber tennis but once again the same man emerged as the victor. Like two race horses battling for the triple crown with the same thoroughbred prevailing each time by a NOSE, Djokovic barely survived and […]

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Jul/19

13

Halep Wallops Serena

Showing no signs of intimidation or stage fright, Simona Halep performed the best tennis of her career on the grandest stage of all, destroying Serena Williams 62 62. The American legend held a dominant 7-1 head to head record vs Halep but it was the fleet-footed Romanian who was the complete master of the court […]

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Jul/19

12

Federer Has Never Looked Better

Somehow, someway, Roger Federer has defied the assault of Father Time and continues to play astonishing, elite, best in the world tennis. Today again, the near 38 year old Federer exhibited another vintage display of his mastery of a sport by trouncing a raging Rafael Nadal 76 16 63 64. It’s possible Federer has never […]

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Jul/19

10

Facing Andy Murray Book Excerpt

Long before Andy Murray emerged as a major mischief maker on the pro circuit, he was a gifted junior player prone to pranks. Rival Rafael Nadal recalls Murray being a buddy and a bit of a renegade in their younger years. “We shared competitions under-13, under-14. Yeah, we know each other since a very long, long time […]

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