Archive for October 2020

Oct/20

27

Facing Greatness: Michael Joyce

Continuing our new series “Facing Greatness”, former ATP no. 64 and former coach of Maria Sharapova, Jessica Pegular and Eugenie Bouchard, Michael Joyce, contemplates the question: What were the two best performances anyone ever played against you on a tennis court? Michael Joyce: “Wow. I have to think about that one… Felt like there were […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

27

Players We May Never See Again

There are a number of marquee or former marquee players who, for whatever reasons, have fallen down the rankings so far that we may never see them play in an ATP main draw again. Leander Paes: The 47 year old winner of 54 doubles titles has won 770 career matches but he is now ranked […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

25

Weekend Results

Cologne Final ATP. Alexander Zverev def. Diego Szhwartzman 6261. Head to head now 2-2. Antwerp Final ATP. Ugo Humbert def. Alex Deminaur 61 76. Second singles title for the Frenchman. Macon ITF Womens Final: Cici Bellis def. Marta Kostyuk. Bellis returns to winner’s circle after long injury hiatus. Ostrava Final WTA: Aryna Sabalenka def. Vika […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

24

Facing Greatness: Hans Gildemeister

In our new series, former ATP no. 12, winner of four ATP singles titles (23 in doubles), and Roland Garros doubles finalist Hans Gildemeister discusses what he remembers to be the two best performances that were ever played against him. “Roland Garros quarterfinal 1978 against Vilas, lost 6-3 in the fifth set (64 26 61 […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

23

Lleyton Hewitt: “Caged Tiger” At Wimbledon

A colleague from Great Britain Jay Henley told me about the stunningly memorable first time his eyes ever saw Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon in 1998. Talk about making a powerful first impression… “While all the other pros including wild card entrant Pat Cash were sheltering from persistent rain inside the very welcoming Forest Hills style […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

22

When Steffi Snubbed Trump

Jim Fuhse, former WTA communications director, tells the story… “I will relate a story from the 1996 U.S. Open involving Steffi Graf. I will start by stating that Steffi may remember the story differently or not at all. She may have met or become friends with Donald Trump after, I have no idea. This how […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

22

Djokovic To Skip Paris Masters; Nadal Will Play

Two of the tennis world´s biggest stars have confirmed their intentions ahead of the Paris Masters event. Last year´s winner, Novak Djokovic, will give it a miss this time. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will play it, as he attempts to win this tournament for the first time. What Is the Paris Masters? Taking place between November […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

21

Facing Tennis Greatness: New Series

This will be a new feature – where I interview former and current pro players and they discuss the two best tennis performances they ever faced during their professional tennis careers. The first subject will be former Chilean Davis Cup player Jose Antonio Fernandez, former coach of Steffi Graf, current coach at Tennium in Boca […] Continue to read full article...

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Could it be that the greatest, most decorated athlete in the history of sport is not Roger Federer, Muhammad Ali, Michael Spinks, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, Manny Pacquiao, Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson? Andrey Rublev, now ranked in the ATP top ten, has a differing opinion on the subject. “Even if […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/20

19

The Nishioka vs Edmund Rivalry

Yoshihito Nishioka and Kyle Edmund are both 25 years old and established competitors on the ATP World Tour. The Japanese southpaw stylist is ranked 56 while the hard hitting Brit is ranked 47. The rivalry began seven years ago in 2013 at a Futures tournament semifinal in Florida (clay) when Kyle was 18 and Yoshi […] Continue to read full article...

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