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Feb/20

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Doubles Match Heats Up!

Longboat Key Public Tennis Center hosts an afternoon of doubles every Tuesday, called the BOB, short for Best of the Best players of the Longboat Key area, who are invited each week. Today I played with Scott, we rolled to the finals to play this guy Willie and Fred. Good match-up, Willie plays nationals, fundamentally […] Continue to read full article...

Feb/20

24

Tennis Pros Close Encounters with Trump

My fourteenth book hatched from an idea. I realized three years ago I know a handful of people who have had close encounters with Donald Trump, from boxing, tennis, media and a few in business. I compiled the first ten or so and decided to keep going and hunt for more. Eventually I collected 53, […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/20

21

Djokovic Dad Says Federer “is envious” of Novak

Srdjan Djokovic has been quiet for a number of years but lately he has come out shooting from the hip with his lip. Poppa Djokovic is dismayed with the media portrayal of his son and Roger Federer. “Federer is an outstanding tennis player but I could not say that about his humanity,” he told the […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/20

21

Delray Beach Notebook

Noah Rubin has created a clothing line for his “Behind The Racquet” interview feature series on Instagram. He has the name of the series on his black shorts and black shirt but he still wears Asics shoes and uses a Head racquet. I sat behind him during his match with Yoshihito Nishioka and noticed he […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/20

19

Nakashima is a Tennis Terminator

Brandon Nakashima walks onto stadium court at the Delray Beach as if he’s walking to a practice at a public court. Nothing phases this 18 year old phenom. He’s playing veteran Cam Norrie winner of 45 career ATP matches and almost $2m in prize money. But as the duel on court between man and boy […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/20

18

Sock Rises From The Ashes In Delray

You can’t imagine the pressure Jack Sock was under today. Winless in singles since late 2018. Zero ATP points. Had the game passed him by? Had he lost the winning touch? Has his fiancee Laura Little been a career curse in disguise? Sock defeated defending Delray champion Radu Albot 36 64 76 in a dramatic […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/20

18

Biofile: Soonwoo Kwon Interview

Status: ATP no. 70. First Tennis Memory: When I was ten. I loved all sports like soccer, badminton and tennis. Ht: 5-11 Wt: 159 DOB: December 12, 1997 In: Sangju, South Korea Tennis Hero: Roger. Tennis Inspiration: Like the fame and honor. First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: Hyung Taik Lee in Korea. Around […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/20

16

Delray Beach Kicks Off Monday

Mid February is always a favorite part of the season, Rotterdam wraps up, and the US spring swing begins in Delray Beach, if you consider New York a warm up Challenger. Delray Beach is another hot ticket event, with Nick Kyrgios headlining this year as the top seed after Juan Martin Del Potro pulled out […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/20

14

Sock, Harrison Nakashima Get Delray Beach Wildcards

JACK SOCK, RYAN HARRISON AND BRANDON NAKASHIMA ACCEPT MAIN DRAW SINGLES WILDCARDS AT2020 DELRAY BEACH OPEN BY VITACOST.COM FEBRUARY 14, 2020, DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (https://yellowtennisball.com/) announced that a trio of Americans including Jack Sock, Ryan Harrison and Brandon Nakashima have accepted main draw singles wildcards at this year’s event.Sock, now 27-years-old, was the 2017 singles […] Continue to read full article...

Andy Murray will have to get used to the idea that he’ll never be able to compete at the top table of men’s tennis again. That’s the view of seven-time Grand Slam winner John Newcombe, who believes Murray’s hip problems and length of time on the sidelines has left him too much to do if […] Continue to read full article...

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