Archive for July 2019

Jul/19

31

Guillermo Coria Is The Best Player To Never Win A Major

The old debate pops up now and again, about who is the best tennis player to never win a major, and the same names get mentioned – Marcelo Rios, David Nalbandian, Todd Martin, Tomas Berdych, Cedric Pioline, etc. I have a different view of the discussion. Guillermo Coria is the best player to never win […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

30

Can Sock Solve The Thompson Puzzle at Citi Open?

Jack Sock will try to win his first singles match of 2019 today against Jordan Thompson of Australia. On the surface, it would appear to be a favorable draw for the 26 year old American, however it’s anything but. Sock has played the 25 year old Australian twice before and lost both matches in 2017, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

29

First & Last: Hans Gildemeister

Hans Gildemeister reached the Roland Garros doubles final and singles quarterfinal, where he lost in five sets to Guillermo Vilas, 63 in the fifth. His best ranking was 12 in the world in singles. He won four ATP singles titles and 212 singles matches (152 losses). He also coached Marcelo Rios to no. 1 ITF […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

29

Biofile: Peri Sheinin

There was a new face in the media center of the Newport Hall of Fame Open. Peri Sheinin, a sophomore student and tennis player at Brown University, was working as a media liaison in the press center, helping take care of the needs of the media and tournament operations. It turns out Peri competed against […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

29

Why has Spanish Tennis Declined?

Several years ago at the US Open I was in the media center interview cubicle when Tommy Robredo was asked about why Spanish tennis was struggling to produce top caliber ATP stars after Rafael Nadal. Robredo revealed an interesting theory. The 37-year-old former World no. 5 who turned pro in 1998, made some interesting revelations. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

25

Money, Innovations For Lower Ranked, Struggling Pros

By Scoop Malinowski One of the big issues in pro tennis now is that only the top 150 earn enough income to be successful pros and that lower ranked, struggling competitors in the Futures and Challengers deserve more money for their world class talents. Nobody wants to give up their piece of the pie, not […] Continue to read full article...

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“Your goal shouldn’t be to be a great junior player,” said Francisco Montana, 49, who held No. 1 USTA rankings in the juniors from ages 12-18, “it should be to become a great player.” Montana is a teaching pro now at the Royal Palms Tennis Club in Miami and I met up with him in […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Last week an idea popped into my head…asking retired professional tennis players for their memories of the very first and last professional matches. This beginning & end concept has never been tried before. The experiment begins with Jeff Salzenstein, who won a set at the US Open against Michael Chang and from […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

22

Isner Conquers Newport for Fourth Time

It all began for John Isner in Newport over a decade ago and his dreams continue to come true here. Isner made his ATP debut in 2007 after a college career at Georgia and this weekend wrapped up his fifteenth overall ATP title and fourth Newport championship with a 76 63 triumph over Alexander Bublik. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

21

Rios and Korda: Almost Reunited

By Scoop Malinowski Some renowned tennis rivals actually develop close relations after their epic duels on the court. Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert are dear friends today. As are John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. Marat Safin and Thomas Johansson spent ten days together helping train Maria Sakkari last year in Monte Carlo, even hitting balls […] Continue to read full article...

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