Archive for May 2020

May/20

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Wertheim Thinks He’s Judge and Jury Of Djokovic

Tennis Channel’s Jon Wertheim must think he’s in a position of authority to cast judgements on Novak Djokovic. In a recent mailbag, the tennis commentator took some cheap shots at the ATP world no. 1. “For such an intelligent guy, does Djokovic so often fail to get it? It strikes me there is a glaring […] Continue to read full article...

May/20

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Biofile: Guillermo Coria Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: 2004 Roland Garros finalist. Reached no. 3 in the world rankings. Won nine career ATP singles titles, eight on clay. Retired in 2009. Ht: 5-9  Wt: 143 Born On: January 13, 1982  In: Rufino, Argentina Childhood Heroes: Agassi. Nicknames: El Mago – Magic. Chino – Chinese. Pre-Match Feeling: Before the match, […] Continue to read full article...

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May/20

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Osaka asks Tsitsipas what inspires him

About ten years ago I refined my Biofile list of questions to tennis pros, changing the childhood heroes question to who or what inspires you, what is your tennis inspiration? Today I saw Naomi Osaka ask Stefanos Tsitsipas this same question, What inspires you? (Yes, I think she has read my Biofiles.) Tsitsipas paused for […] Continue to read full article...

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May/20

20

They only played once but tennis magic was created

Tennis rivalries are talked and discussed by fans and media to the point of beating a dead horse. What’s never talked about though are the one-match wonders where two notable players strangely played just once in their careers, but their one single match turned out to be an epic encounter. The first that comes to […] Continue to read full article...

May/20

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Biofile: Maxime Cressy Interview

Status: ATP no. 164. Ht: 6-7 Wt: 194 DOB: May 8, 1997 In: Paris, France Residence: Los Angeles, CA First Tennis Memory: When I played my first competition at my tennis club in Paris. I played my first round there, I played a fellow friend Maxime Janvier. That’s one of my first memories of tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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May/20

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Biofile: Kamil Majchrzak Interview

Status: ATP no. 108. Ht: 6-0 Wt: 160 DOB: January 13, 1996 In: Piotrkow Trybulanski, Poland Tennis Inspirations: I like the sport. It’s completely alone. It’s up to you. You decide what you do. You create your own path. I really like it. First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: I think it was one […] Continue to read full article...

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May/20

14

Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 3 Review

The best tennis shoe I ever wore in terms of comfort, movement, court grip, and appearance. Mizuno describes it’s shoe: “Power, speed and stability. All you need in a Men’s tennis court shoe, balanced perfectly to bring the advantage to your side of the court, permanently. Featuring Mizuno Wave technology for the ultimate in ankle […] Continue to read full article...

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May/20

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Q&A: Michael Zheng New York Open Hitting Partner

New Jersey’s nationally ranked junior and USTA 16s indoors champion Michael Zheng served as a New York Open hitting partner for several ATP players in February and shared memories and insights about his on court encounters during his week as part of the professional circuit… Question: How did you get the chance to hit with […] Continue to read full article...

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May/20

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Serena said age 38 was her limit as a pro

Researching old Serena Williams press conference interviews for my book Facing Serena Williams, I found this interesting exchange with the Wimbledon media ten years ago… Serena was asked after winning Wimbledon in 2010, 63 62 vs Zvonareva, if she would still be playing at age 38? Serena Williams:  “38?” Question: Yeah. Serena Williams:  “If I […] Continue to read full article...

May/20

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Tennis is such a funny mind game

One of my favorite tennis player partners is a former ATP ranked player (over a 1000) and former Division 1 college player about fifteen years ago. We have been playing for four years and from day one to now, our battles are always so close. Except for a few one day dominations which each of […] Continue to read full article...

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