Archive for December 2019

Dec/19

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McEnroe’s “But Seriously” Book

It got about as much buzz as my Facing McEnroe book but “But Seriously” is also quite a good read. I picked it up last week and finished it in days. As always, John McEnroe never fails to deliver. The larger than life historic champion and iconic American pop culture figure has lived a fairy […] Continue to read full article...

Tennis enthusiasts remember many of the players who never won a Grand Slam singles title despite coming very, very close to tennis immortality. Todd Martin, Guillermo Coria, Cedric Pioline, Kei Nishikori, Marcelo Rios, Mariano Puerta, Mark Philippoussis, Mal Washington, Rainer Schuettler, Arnaud Clement, lost in their major finals. A forgotten near historic achievement that is […] Continue to read full article...

Dec/19

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Safin Offers Advice For Kyrgios

Marat Safin, the two time major champion and tennis Hall of Famer, has offered some wise advice to Nick Kyrgios. “I’m not judging and I know it’s sensitive, and you hear three million times that if he gets serious he can be a top-ten player,” Safin said of the 24-year-old Aussie dynamo. “But I think […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

23

Coco Gauff To Play Delray Beach

COCO GAUFF TO PLAY REIGNING NCAA SINGLES CHAMPION ESTELA PEREZ-SOMARRIBA IN FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S MATCH AT DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM  DECEMBER 23, 2019, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that global teen tennis star and local Delray Beach resident Coco Gauff will play 2019 NCAA Division I Singles Champion Estela Perez-Somarriba in the first […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

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Evert was 23-0 vs Ruzici

Chris Evert was one of the most dominant champions in tennis history. She won 157 singles titles and finished as world no. 1 seven times. And even when she was struggling with her usually ruthlessly consistent game she had the capacity to turn a bad match around – by any means necessary. At Wimbledon in […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

16

Star-Studded ATP Cup Debuts in January

Roger Federer pulled out of the inaugural ATP Cup international team competition however plenty of stars will battle it out in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia in January (3rd to 12th). The Aussie team will feature a formidable lineup – Nick Kyrgios, Alex de Minaur, John Peers, John Millman and Chris Guccione. Captained by Lleyton […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

16

Most Memorable Shots Of All Time

What are your most memorable shots of all time? Let’s break it down for each shot – forehand, backhand, volley, serve, overhead. For me, the most memorable forehand I ever saw, that springs to mind first is the Novak Djokovic forehand winner cross court down match points vs Federer at US Open semis in the […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

15

Tennis Match Fixing Scandal

German freelance journalist Jannik Schneider has tweeted about a major match fixing scandal. Among the details outlined by the recently resigned German Tenis Magazin reporter who is now a freelancer… New #matchfixing scandal according to ZDF/Welt 135 pros involved organized from an Armenian match fixing ring in seven countries FBI cooperating with European police top […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

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ATP Top Seeds for Qatar Exxon Mobil Open

The 2020 ATP Tour kicks off in a big way with the Qatar Exxon Mobil on January 6 of next year at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. It seems like the season just ended. And when we say things like, ‘next year’ it seems far off, but the 2020 season is right around […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/19

7

Chilling With Andres Gomez

I saw the tennis legend from Ecuador, Andres Gomez watching some matches at the 2019 Eddie Herr Championships by a fence pole, seemingly unnoticed by anyone. At first I wasn’t sure if it was really him or Fernando Roese. It was indeed the 1990 Roland Garros champion who bested Andre Agassi 63 26 64 64. […] Continue to read full article...

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