Archive for November 2019

Nov/19

26

Tennis Mentions In My New Book “The Book Of Joy”

About six years ago an idea popped, inspired by a quotation that ihas been embedded in my psyche for years… There is no joy but calm. – Lord Alfred Tennyson The idea was to ask many different people, friends, strangers, famous, regular, celebrities, CEOs, doctors, supermarket employees, models, just one basic question: What brings you […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

25

Franco Davin Is A Master Coach

Franco Davin is rarely credited as a top coach. Despite achieving career best results with Juan Martin Del Potro, Gaston Gaudio and Fabio Fognini (they just split), Davin is largely under the radar for his professional tennis acumen. I read some of his Instagram posts and decided to share some of his interesting insights and […] Continue to read full article...

Nov/19

24

Bunge Blasts Federer Zverev Quito Circus

Former pro Bettina Bunge Is not impressed by the calibre of tennis being performed in Ecuador. “Is anyone watching the embarrassing charade of a “match” between Federer and Zverev in Quito? First off, Federer is flying back home to Switzerland with $10,282,200.00 more that he “earned” in the last six days. How about income inequality […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

23

Biofile: John Paul Fruttero

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP doubles ranking is 221. Best singles ranking was 183 in 2005, best doubles ranking was 83 in 2012. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 180 DOB: April 30, 1981 In: Montebello, CA First Tennis Memory: My father put a little rope between the car and the tree with a little net. And I […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

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Biofile: Hans Gildemeister Interview

Status: Former ATP world no. 12 and Roland Garros doubles finalist. Won four ATP singles and 23 doubles titles. Former Olympic coach and Davis Cup captain for Chile. Former coach of Marcelo Rios as a teenager. DOB: February 9, 1956 In: Lima, Peru First Tennis Memory: “Traveling a lot. Meeting a lot of people. Different […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

18

Tsitsipas better than Federer at 21?

At age 21 after the 2002 ATP World Tour Finals, Roger Federer was ranked six in the world. In 2003 Federer would win his first major at Wimbledon, just weeks shy of his 22nd birthday. Stefanos Tsitsipas was also born in August (1998) and yesterday won the Nitto ATP Tour Finals at 21, he is […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

17

Biofile: Roscoe Tanner Interview

Status: Former ATP world no. 4. Australian Open winner 1977. Wimbledon finalist 1979. Won 15 ATP singles titles. Currently lives in Orlando and coaches at a church and country club as well as his 13 year old daughter Lacey. DOB: October 15, 1951 In: Chattanooga, TN First Tennis Memory: “Probably playing at Lookout Mountain in […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

16

Federer Falls To Tsitsipas At Nitto Finals

Stefanos Tsitsipas masterclassed Roger Federer today at the ATP Nitto World Tour Finals first semi 63 64, saving eleven of twelve break points. Federer took an unsportsmanlike swipe at Tsitsipas’s serving under pressure success today, saying to the media after, “Spinning a second serve into the body and getting an error…I’m not sure that’s mental […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/19

12

People Who Love Tennis

By Scoop Malinowski Tennis is a sport that inspires extraordinary devotion from it’s enthusiasts… Here are some examples of special devotion to tennis I have encountered… I met a young woman from Japan named Hirono, who recently graduated from college and as a gift to herself, before starting her fledgling career as an English book […] Continue to read full article...

Nov/19

12

Medvedev vs Tsitsipas Rivalry Intensifies

There is no love lost between arch rivals Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev. The two have had some colorful confrontations over the years and a war of words. Clearly, the two like each other about as much as McEnroe liked Lendl and Connors, or the Spanish Armada liked Lleyton Hewitt. If Serena Williams and Maria […] Continue to read full article...

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