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Nov/20

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Marcelo Rios Salutes Maradona

Marcelo Rios was touched and inspired by a personal visit from Diego Maradona – and the tennis great saluted Argentina’s soccer hero who passed away today at age 60. In an Instagram post, Rios revealed how he first met the soccer legend, it was after a Davis Cup match vs. Javier Frana in Argentina in […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

25

Biofile: Todd Martin Interview

Note: This Biofile interview was done with Todd Martin at the US Open in 1993. Status: Winner of eight career ATP singles titles. Played in the 1994 Australian Open and 1999 US Open finals. Reached a career high of no. 4 in 1999. Retired in 2006 and is now the CEO of the International Tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

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Biofile: Juan Carlos Ferrero Interview

Status: Former ATP no. 1 and French Open champion. (This interview was done in 2000 at US Open.) Ht: 6-1 Wt: 160 DOB: Feb, 12, 1980 In: Onteniente, Spain Childhood Sports Heroes: Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. I think Pete Sampras is the best in the world. I like the matches with Andre Agassi. (Have […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

24

Djokovic Aura Of Invincibility Has Been Broken

2020 was a bittersweet year for ATP world no. 1. He opened the year with perfect 6-0 mark to power Serbia to win the inaugural ATP Cup, besting Daniil Medvedev in the semi 61 57 64 and Rafael Nadal in the final 62 76. Djokovic blasted through the AO draw, pummeling Roger Federer in the […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

24

Facing Greatness: Virginia Ruzici

The former Roland Garros champion of 1978 and winner of 12 WTA singles (and 16 doubes) titles in her career, Virgina Ruzici contemplates the question: What were the two best match performances that you ever saw played against you during your pro career? Virginia Ruzici: “I had a few memorable matches indeed… against legends like […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

23

Weekend Results

Brandon Nakashima wins Orlando Challenger by defeating Prajnesh Gunneswaran 63 64. This is the first ATP Challenger title for the 19 year old American. Daniil Medvedev defeats Dominic Thiem to win the 2020 ATP Nitto Finals 46 76 64. The Russian called it “the toughest victory in my life.” Thiem leads the head to head […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

21

Thiem May Have Surpassed Djokovic Today

Today’s Nitto ATP Finals semi showdown between Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic may have altered the balance of power in professional tennis. Both players played with a fierce intensity and determination that suggested the stakes of the match were far more than just the final tomorrow and the prize money awaiting the winner. No, this […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

19

Vilas Film On Netflix

It’s one of the best tennis films I ever saw, among the elite pantheon of cinematic tennis masterpices – Love Means Zero, French Open 1981, The Journeyman. Vilas, now showing on Netflix is a fascinating tale about the illustrious career of Guillermo Vilas and the quest of his friend/journalist Eduardo Puppo to alter ATP history […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

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Barty, Hsieh Finish as WTA No. 1s

Australia‚Äôs Ashleigh Barty wrapped up her second year in a row as the WTA Year-End World No.1. 11-3 in 2020, Barty did not win a Grand Slam title but did win Adelaide and reached the semis in Melbourne and Doha. Her total number of weeks at the top ranking is not an even 50 weeks. […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

15

Nitto ATP Finals 2020 London

The first two singles matches were played today at the 02 Arena in the 2020 Nitto ATP Finals. No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal handed Andrey Rublev a 63 64 defeat, a somewhat more competitive verdict than their 2017 US Open quarterfinal drubbing of 61 62 62. Nadal is gunning for his first WTF triumph, Rublev […] Continue to read full article...

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