Archive for September 2019

Sep/19

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Biofile Justin Gimelstob Interview

I did this Biofile with Justin in 2005 at US Open. By Scoop Malinowski Status: Tennis player. Ht: 6-5  Wt: 190 Born On: January 26, 1977  In: Livingston, N.J. Childhood Heroes: “I used to love watching McEnroe, Sampras, Agassi.” Hobbies/Interests: “Basketball, golf, movies.” Nicknames: “The Kid, Gimel, Big Show, Gimby – from Nick Bollettieri.” Early […] Continue to read full article...

Sep/19

30

Biofile Thomas Johansson Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: 2002 Australian Open champion. 2008 Silver Medalist in Olympic doubles. ATP best ranking no. 7. Won 9 career ATP singles titles. Ht: 5-11  Wt: 165 Born On:  March 24, 1975  In: Linkoping, Sweden Childhood Hero: “Mats Wilander.” Hobbies/Interests: “I really like to play golf. I really like to go to the […] Continue to read full article...

Sep/19

26

Greg Holmes: First and Last Pro Matches

Former 1983 NCAA champion from the University of Utah, Greg Holmes, recalls his first and last professional matches. Greg is in the tennis history books for having played the longest Wimbledon match before Isner vs Mahut, a five hour, 28 minute epic against Todd Witsken 57 64 76 46 14-12 in 1989 in the second […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

22

Biofile: Ivan Ljubicic Interview

This is an old Biofile from the archives that I did with Loobie at the US Open in either 2002 or 2003. It needs to be updated. But it does shed some insights on a former top five champion who won ten ATP singles titles and currently serves as the coach of Roger Federer By […] Continue to read full article...

Sep/19

22

The Lighter Side Of Tennis

Tennis is a serious business with a lot at stake but funny, light hearted moments with the best players in the world do happen… Magnus Larsson recalled the folly of almost losing his first prize money. “My first tennis paycheck, $2500. I lost. On the way back home to Stockholm. With my wallet. I had […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

21

Change The Laver Cup Format

This Europe vs the World just doesn’t work. Who really cares about bragging rights for Europe vs World? There is no historic rivalry there, it’s just a convenient set up for a star exhibition. A more intriguing format would be the OLD GEN legends vs. the NEXT GEN aspirants. The big question in the sport […] Continue to read full article...

Sep/19

19

Carling Bassett-Seguso Has High Praise for Andreescu

Former Canadian tennis hero Carling Bassett-Seguso, who exploded to fame as a 15 year old making the 1983 Australian Open quarterfinals, is highly impressed by the accomplishments of fellow Canadian and US Open champion Bianca Andreescu. Bassett-Seguso, recently told the Toronto Sun the following words about the spirited 19 year old who has achieved a […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

18

How Kuerten Solved The Safin Puzzle

Gustavo Kuerten did not know how to beat Marat Safin. Guga lost his first three duels with the mighty Russian, all close contests. Guga lost 36 76 36 61 64 in the second round at 1998 Roland Garros as defending champion. Then he lost again at 1999 Australian Open 63 57 46 63 64. Then […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

16

Are PEDs a part of junior tennis?

“There will be doping for as long as there is commercial sports, performance-related shoe contracts and television contracts.” – Angel Heredia (boxing nutrition consultant) “I’ve created 20 different drugs that are still undetectable for the doping testers.” — Angel Heredia With all the money that is in pro sports and pro tennis, performance-enhancing drug use, […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/19

16

Biofile: Billie Jean King Interview

Status:  Hall of Fame tennis legend.  DOB:  November 22, 1943  In: Long Beach, CA   First Tennis Memory:  “My. That’s one of my questions. When I’m coaching. That’s fantastic. Wow. That’s great. That’s really nice. That’s the first time somebody’s asked me that. Thanks. My first memory in tennis…well, I’ll tell you how I got in tennis. Susan Williams, in […] Continue to read full article...

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