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Jun/20

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Scoops Around The Tennis World

Jared Donaldson on his second knee surgery in March: Hey all! I know it has been a long time coming with my knee injury that started two years ago. I wanted to give you an update on my injury and the processes that I am taking to be healthy and pain free. After my first […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

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Patricio “Pato” Rodriguez 1938-2020

Chilean tennis great and two-time ATP doubles champion Patricio “Pato” Rodriguez passed away this week in Key Biscayne, FL. He was 82. Rodriguez was one of the early greats from South America, playing in all the Grand Slams and reaching a career high 133 in the world in 1973. He won two ATP doubles titles […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

29

The Legend Of Bobby Riggs

Most tennis fans don’t know much about Bobby Riggs other than his famous Battle of the Sexes Match vs Billie Jean King. Todd Robinson’s did this capsule profile of Riggs for his Top 100 Players Of All Time email series. RANK:  #20NAME:  Bobby RiggsDOB:  Feb 25, 1918 – Oct 25, 1995PLAYING ERA:  1936 – 51PLAYS:  RightyCOUNTRY:  USASLAMS/R-UPS:  […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

29

Biofile: Casper Ruud Interview

Status: ATP no. 36 DOB: December 22, 1998 In: Oslo, Norway Ht: 6-0 Wt: 160 First Tennis Memory: Probably just being at my home club with my dad (Christian) when I was little and playing with him. He was a young guy who liked to do a lot of stuff with me, a lot of […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

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Yastremska Defends Djokovic

Dayana Yastremska, the WTA no. 25 has voiced her support for Novak Djokovic after the media attempted to villainize him for the failed Adria Tour exhibition series in Belgrade where the players did not adhere to strict virus social distancing guidelines. On Instagram the 20 year old Yastremska wrote: When you are famous, when you […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

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Fear of losing in tennis

Tennis is a game which yields the truth. A tennis match produces a winner and a loser. Or if some players feel the heat in the kitchen they sit out. In my decades of playing competitive tennis, I’ve noticed a strange rare phenomenon. Some good players are just terrified of the idea of playing matches […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

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Djokovic Mentioned In NJ Newspaper Murder Article

June has not been the best month for Novak Djokovic. With the failure of his Adria Tour and his own testing positive for Corona virus – along with his wife and several players who competed in his tournament – the world’s best tennis player is not exactly riding high right now. On top of the […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

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How Federer Solved The Simon Puzzle

Roger Federer struggled mightily to solve the Gilles Simon puzzle back in 2008, losing twice, both in three sets to the Frenchman at Masters Cup 46 64 63 and Canada Masters 26 75 64. Federer was still a top force, in 2008, at age 27 he won the 2008 US Open but for some reason […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

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Gimelstob Scholarship Winners Announced

Justin Gimelstob has announced this week his Scholarship Grant winners for student/athletes through the Justin Gimelstob Scholarship Program. Originally the initiative was to award three winners but Gimelstob added seven additional winners because after personally reviewing the 250 applications, “I was so moved y the compelling stories from young people who candidly shared their athletic […] Continue to read full article...

Jun/20

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Biofile: Paradorn Srichiphan Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: First Asian player to break into the top ten rankings. Won five ATP singles titles. Career high ranking was no. 9. Has career wins over Hewitt, Agassi, Safin, Ferrero, Roddick, Rios, Kuerten, Henman, Chang and Kafelnikov. Retired in June 2010. Ht: 6-1  Wt: 180 Born On: June 14, 1979  In: Bangkok, […] Continue to read full article...

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