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Sep/20

29

Mannarino vs Ramos-Vinolas: Perfect Rivalry

The most perfect rivalry in tennis is when every time two players compete against each other, they alternate results each match. No player in the rivalry can manage to win two in a row over the other, it’s a see-saw, back and forth result each time. To my knowledge there is only one such rivalry […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

28

Facing Rafa Nadal

“Facing Nadal” takes an inside look at one of the most dynamic champions in modern tennis, the twelve-time French Open champion, Olympic gold medalist, Davis Cup champion, Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal.   The book is composed of interviews with over 50 players who discuss their memories and experiences of what it’s like to […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

27

Korda Kicks Off Roland Garros With Win

Sebi Korda continues to impress the tennis world with his total all court game, today he won the first morning match at Roland Garros by besting 36 year old Andres Seppi in four sets. The 20 year old lost first round at US Open as a wildcard where he was defeated in four sets by […] Continue to read full article...

Sep/20

25

Roland Garros 2020: You should know Renata Zarazua

I first heard of Renata Zarazua two or three years ago because my friend Hans Gildemeister mentioned her many times. He coached her for a while when she was a top 100 ITF junior. Before Zarazua linked up with former ATP pro Leo Lavalle. Now Zarazua has made headine news in pro tennis by qualifying […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

25

Djokovic Determined To Erase Federer’s Records

Novak Djokovic does not beat around the bush when sharing his personal goals to the public. The world no. 1 has made it clear he aspires to erase the most illustrious records and achievements of Roger Federer and replace them with his name. Djokovic already leads Federer (and Nadal) in head to head matches and […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

21

Djokovic, Halep Win Rome, Roland Garros Begins

Novak Djokovic dominated Diego Schwartzman 75 63 to win Rome, two weeks after being defaulted out of US Open for the anger incident in the Carreno Busta match. Djokovic has still not actually been defeated in a match on court all year. Su-Wei Hsieh and Barbora Strycova won Rome doubles 62 62 vs. Anna Lena […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

21

Respect To The Man Who Never Wins

Everybody loves a winner, and to read about how they do it, to watch their execution of triumph, and to study and draw inspiration from their athletic and intellectual excellence. But let’s take time out to respect the loser. I know of one such player who always loses. I want to make this article a […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

18

Musetti Debut In Rome One of ATP’s Finest

Lorenzo Musetti knows how to make a grand first impression. This week he engineered one of the finest career debuts, recording two headline-making triumphs in Rome, besting not one but two modern era icons. The 18 year old Italian ranked 249, conquered three time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 60 76 in the first round […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

16

Italians Shine In Rome

Coco Gauff finally won her first match after the virus in Rome, dispatching the tricky Tunisian Ons Jabeur 64 63. Gauff had lost early in both the Cincy Open and US Open tournaments in New York. Next up for Gauff will be a date with far more daunting task – Garbine Muguruza. Lorenzo Musetti announced […] Continue to read full article...

Sep/20

14

adidas adizero Ubersonic 2 is an Ace shoe

Tennis shoes just keep getting better and better. adidas has achieved tennis footwear perfection with the new adizero Ubersonic 2, a brilliant creation of footwear machinery. Everything feels just right – low to ground feel, very comfortable, excellent grip and traction, and the look of the shoe can’t be beat. Clean white, black sole is […] Continue to read full article...

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