Archive for June 2020

Jun/20

22

Plot to Overthrow King Novak?

Now that two of the players in the Adria Tour organized by Novak Djokovic have tested positive for Covid 19 virus (Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric), there seems to be a world wide attack on the ATP world no. 1 player. Djokovic is under fire now for not taking the virus and social distancing seriously, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

19

The Greatest Calls Djokovic The Greatest

There are a lot of respected sports authorities out there who lean toward tabbing Novak Djokovic as the greatest player of all time, superior to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Rod Laver and Pete Sampras. But this week Novak Djokovic received the confirmation affirmation of his all time best status from maybe the most qualified sporting […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

17

Gimelstob To Increase Scholarship Grants

Justin Gimelstob has announced that he will be increasing his scholarship grants from three to ten. “I was so moved by the over 250 applications. Totally blown away,” said the 1998 Australian Open and Roland Garros mixed doubles champion. “There are some amazing and heartwarming stories.” New Jersey native Gimelstob is providing financial aid to […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

16

US Open Gets Green Light

The United States Tennis Association will be stage the 2020 US Open in New York City but without spectators. “We’re excited about the US Open, (which) is going to be held in Queens, Aug. 31 through Sept. 13. It will be held without fans, but you can watch it on TV — and I’ll take […] Continue to read full article...

Jun/20

15

Biofile: Ugo Humbert Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP No. 44.  First Tennis Memory: When I started to play at five with my older sister Lea. And when I watch the TV. Ht: 6-2 Wt: 162 DOB: June 26, 1998 In: Metz, France Tennis Hero: It was Federer. Tennis Inspiration: Federer. First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: I’m from Metz. I was there for the matches of Moselle Open. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

14

Lopez Sees Large Paycut For ATP Players

Feliciano Lopez accepts the reality that professional tennis may suffer significant damages and long terms effects because of the Corona virus which has iced the ATP since late March/early February. Lopez shared his thoughts with the BBC. “The companies and the sponsors, they might have to fire employees,” said Lopez, a seven-time ATP singles champion […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

12

Finished at 20

Sofya Zhuk won the junior Wimbledon singles title in 2015 at age 15 as an unseeded unknown. She beat Anna Blinkova 75 64. She won her first WTA match in 2018 in Indian Wells, taking out Alize Cornet. Zhuk would eventually rise to a career ranking of 116 in December 2018 (her ranking has dropped […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

11

What if Rioters Target The US Open?

New York City incompetent mayor Bill De Blasio wants to defund NYPD in the wake of the George Floyd rioting and looting chaos. The US Open and ATP want to stage the 2020 US Open at the Flushing Meadows National Tennis Center (without fans). Worst case scenario…what if rioters and looters decide to target and […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

8

Kuznetsova Implies WTA Is Regressing

Two time major title winner Svetlana Kuznetsova made an interesting comment this week: “No offense but the WTA Tour has become shallow. There used to be more actual top players. Now I sometimes don’t even know who’s Top 10, there’s a very high turnover. And not because mid-ranked players raised their level to reach the […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/20

8

Andres Gomez Recalls Beating Agassi At Roland Garros

One of the most memorable Roland Garros finals was the 1990 classic when no. 4 seed Andres Gomez defeated 3 seed Andre Agassi 63 26 64 64. I saw Gomez watching some junior matches at the Eddie Herr tournament in November and asked him a few questions about the highlight moment of his ATP career […] Continue to read full article...

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