Archive for August 2020

Aug/20

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Kathy Horvath Made US Open History

Erica “Kathy” Horvath may not have won any Grand Slam titles but she did leave her mark on pro tennis with two history-making feats. The most famous exploit by Horvath was her shocking win vs. then unbeaten (36-0) Martina Navratilova at the French Open in 1983, Martina’s only loss in that entire year. Horvath, who […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

31

Biofile: Kristie Ahn Interview

By Scoop Malinowski   Status: WTA no. 96. Played for Stanford University. DOB: June 15, 1992 In: Flushing Meadows, NY Ht: 5-5 Wt: 130   First Tennis Memory: “I was playing a level three tournament in an indoor club in Tenafly (N.J.) and it was round-robin and I remember there were these two sisters that were really good. And […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

31

Twilight Zone US Open Begins!

The season of the virus came, it saw and it conquered most of the United States tennis season, wiping out Houston, Indian Wells, Miami Open, Citi Open, Newport, but the US Open stood strong and refuses to cower to the Chinese communist virus or whatever the hell it really is. The 2020 US Open commences […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

29

Djokovic Shows His Greatness Vs Agut

Novak Djokovic plays the best tennis I’ve ever seen. And he keeps on going like the machine man he is. Yesterday Djokovic looked a bit flat playing one of his most threatening rivals Roberto Bautista Agut, who had beaten him the last two times they played on hard court. Agut won the first set and […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

28

A Fan’s Visit To US Open This Week

A friend of mine named Alan Suess decided to drive out to the US Open this week to check out the scene. Knowing he would not be allowed into the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, as no tennis fans are permitted inside the compound, Suess just wanted to see the site, […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

28

David Mercer 1950-2020

Veteran British TV commentator and former chair umpire David Mercer has passed away at age 70. I never actually met David in person but we often exchanged emails and he always helped me by sharing his insider perspectives for my books and also we did a Biofile too. Mercer actually chair umpired the 1984 McEnroe […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

26

Serena’s Struggles Continue

Serena Williams is not Serena Williams, or at least her recent results suggest something is amiss with the legendary champion. Serena fell to Shelby Rogers in Kentucky and yesterday crashed out at the Cincinnati Open in New York to Maria Sakkari, in three sets, blowing a 7-5 and 4-1 advantage in the second set tiebreaker. […] Continue to read full article...

Aug/20

25

The Djokovic-Roddick Near Brawl at US Open 2008

Tensions between Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick were so heated in the summer of 2008 they very nearly came to blows inside the US Open locker room after a fierce, four set slugfest. At the time Djokovic was no. 3 in the world, Roddick 8. Roddick, and a few other veteran players did not approve […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

23

Shapovalov Is Ready To Win A Major

At some point, someout outside the Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Wawrinka realm is going to emerge and win a major. Denis Shapovalov made a strong statement last night at the Cincy Open as he devoured former 2014 US Open champ Marin Cilic 63 63. Shapovalov showed a complete arsenal, even Jim Courier analyzing for Tennis Channel […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/20

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Biofile: Brandon Nakashima Interview

Status: ATP 220. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 170 DOB: August 3, 2001 In: San Diego, CA First Tennis Memory: Maybe when I was ten to twelve playing some local junior tournaments in San Diego. I think I started playing when I was like three. Tennis Heroes: Growing up I was always idolizing Federer and watching him […] Continue to read full article...

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