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Feb/21

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Pro Results

David Goffin defeated Roberto Batista Agut in the final of Montpellier 57 64 62. Goffin has now won the last four meetings with Agut after losing the first three of the rivalry which began in 2012 in Quimper, France Challenger, won by Agut 64 in the third. The title is Goffin’s fourth ATP singles title, […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

26

Boxing Training Helps Tennis

Maria Sharapova trained boxing for nine months when she was 12. Serena Williams has trained boxing off and on during her career. Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, Gael Monfils, Elina Svitolina and many others have employed boxing training coaches. And just this week I learned boxing training in pro tennis goes as far back as the […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

25

Nalbandian On Facing Fedalkovic

David Nalbandian achieved remarkable success vs Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, stinging the legendary ATP trio with several painful losses. The Argentine wizard accomplished a career 11-20 record vs Fedalkovic. Most memorably, Nalbandian beat Federer from two sets down in the 2005 Masters Cup, now named the ATP Nitto World Tour Finals. He […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

25

Qiang Wang must hate doubles

Qiang Wang is ranked no. 35 in the world in singles and a player dangerous enough to have defeated Serena Williams in a Grand Slam, which she did in 2020 at the Australian Open. Wang was once ranked 12 in the world in singles in 2019), the second highest ranked Chinese player ever, after Li […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

23

Marcelo Rios Amazon Documentary In The Works

Amazon has teamed up with a Chilean production company to produce a documentary about former ATP world no. 1 player Marcelo Rios. The usually media-shy winner of eighteen ATP singles titles is fully supporting the project and has an interest to have the story of his spectacular and controversial career and life told at last. […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

20

Nalbandian to coach #nextgen star

David Nalbandian, the former Wimbledon finalist and ATP World Tour Finals champion will coach Miomir Kekmanovic. The 21 year old Serbian currently ranked 41 in the world, is in Cordoba, Argentina now training with the former world no. 3 superstar renowned for his efficient and elegant backhand and all around court sense. Kecmanovic won his […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

20

Osaka Scores Fourth Major, Bests Brady in AO Final

Naomi Osaka has established herself as the dominant force in women’s tennis, with another masterpiece major final conquest last night, a 64 63 triumph over American Jennifer Brady. The 23 year old Osaka is now 4-0 in her four Grand Slam finals (Serena Williams was 6-1 in her first seven major finals). She will regain […] Continue to read full article...

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Last week I completed my 15th book. It’s a compilation of 108 hockey Biofile interviews I did from 1992 to the present, with such hockey heroes as Gordie Howe, Stan Mikita, Paul Coffey, Barry Beck, Bobby Clarke, Denis Potvin, Bryan Trottier, Chris Nilan, Phil Esposito, who all competed in the National Hockey League in the […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

19

Big Three Dominance In Grand Slam Finals

By Glen Andersen Medvedev is in his second grand slam final,  In his fist slam final(the 2019 U.S. Open), he lost to Nadal in 5 sets.  On Sunday he willface another “Big 3” guy when he faces Novak Djokovic in the Aussiefinal. . I was curious as to how many times any of the big […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

18

All the sudden Jenn Brady is a superstar

In late 2019 Jennifer Brady was a decent WTA pro, nobody projected her to be anything special. Then it all changed. A colleague from Germany named Jannik Schneider did a German language podcast with Brady’s coach Michael Geserer, a German who connected with Brady in late 2019. Geserer was once ranked 189 in ATP singles […] Continue to read full article...

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