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Sep/20

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US Open 2020: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Dominic Thiem won his first major title in his fourth attempt, a sensational five set triumph over Alexander Zverev, one of the most compelling US Open finals of this century. There is no more deserving Grand Slam champion than Thiem, perhaps other than his conquest Zverev, who won the hearts of the tennis world today […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

13

John McEnroe vs Serena Williams

Both of these iconic figures are more popular now than Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King were in their 1969 Battle of the Sexes historic match. Imagine how colossally huge  a Johnny Mac vs Serena Battle of Sexes The Sequel could be? Imagine how much it could attract attention and excitement to the sport.  Imagine […] Continue to read full article...

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Pablo Carreno Busta did something this week that you rarely see happen in professional tennis. From a dire straits situation he turned the tables on the best player in the world and provoked him to lose his mind and suffer a major meltdown on the world stage. Novak Djokovic was in control of Carreno Busta […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

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Biofile: Borna Coric Interview

Status: ATP No. 32. Won two career ATP singles titles. Career high best ranking was no. 12. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 160 DOB: Nov. 14, 1996 In: Zagreb, Croatia First Tennis Memory: “Watching my dad play. So I actually started because I was watching him playing.” Tennis Inspirations: “Rafa Nadal, would say.” First Famous Player You […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

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Djokovic Disqualified from 2020 US Open

Novak Djokovic’s quest to secure his 18th Grand Slam title ended today at the US Open when the world no. 1’s frustration erupted and a seemingly harmless flick of a tennis ball in the direction of a ballperson ended up hitting a lineswoman in the throat. No doubt an accidental action, Djokovic was having problems […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

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Scribe Laments Covering US Open Without Fans

It takes two or a few to make a great party and the 2020 US Open is sorely missing the heart, soul…it’s lifeblood…tennis fans. Jimmy Connors exemplified New York, US Open tennis better than anyone, how a player feeds off the electricity and adrenaline of tennis fans to create magic on the court. This year […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

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Moutet Moves Into US Open Third Round

Corentin Moutet continues to rise in the ATP, today bouncing Dan Evans in four sets to advance to the third round, equaling his best Grand Slam result. Doubles great Mark Woodforde called Moutet’s win today on the US Open live stream and was impressed enough to call the young French lefty “a rock solid player” […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

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Biofile: Ernesto Escobedo Interview

Status: ATP no. 181. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 175 DOB: July 4, 1996 In: Los Angeles, CA First Tennis Memory: Probably have to be playing tennis across the street from my house when I was four or five years old. Me and my mom would go out every day and hit on the wall for like […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

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Rennae Stubbs Compares Nakashima to Djokovic

19 year old American phenom Brandon Nakashima is turning heads and generating buzz in the tennis world but today he just received the highest compliment about his potential as a tennis player could hope to earn. While playing no. 5 seed Alexander Zverev today at the US Open in the second round, TV analyst and […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

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James Blake’s Sensibe Advice for BLM Movement

James Blake was interviewed last week by Chris McKendry on ESPN. I did not see this interview but a colleague/friend Richard Pagliaro told me about it and some of the interesting remarks made by the former American tennis star. The winner of ten ATP singles titles has had a colorful post-playing career. A mansion Blake […] Continue to read full article...

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