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Mar/21

15

Kozlov Proceeds In Acapulco Qualies

Stefan Kozlov has been largely absent from the ATP World Tour for the last two years but this weekend his 389 ranking earned him entry into the Abierto Mexicano Telcel Acapulco qualies. Just turned 23 years old, the once 115 ranked Kozlov defeated alternate Jordi Arconada 64 61 and then former top 40 Joao Sousa […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

14

Facing Chrissie

By Scoop Malinowski The American tennis icon born in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1954 won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. “Chris America” was the year-ending world No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981. Overall, Evert won 157 singles championships and 32 doubles titles. Evert reached 34 […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

12

Jack Sock falls to Kacper Zuk in Russia

The Jack Sock comeback came to an unexpected end in the St. Petersburg Russia Challenger as he lost 63 62 in the quarterfinals to a 22 year old Polish player named Kacper Zuk. Zuk is ranked 233 and has a career ATP record of 3-2. Sock, now 28, won two rounds in Russia, defeating Cem […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

11

Facing Jimbo

By Scoop Malinowski A plethora of tennis players discuss what it was like to play Jimmy Connors… The American tennis icon was ATP world no. 1 for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from 1974 to 1977 and a career total of 268 weeks. He is the first male player to be No. 1 for more […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

10

Mari Osaka Retires

Mari Osaka has retired from pro tennis at age 24. The lesser-known, older sister of Naomi Osaka, was at one time the more accomplished and talented Osaka sister during her teenage years. But Mari Osaka, currently ranked 335 in the world, never managed to establish her own identity in the WTA. Osaka was given a […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

9

Nishioka Meltdown in Marseille

Yoshihito Nishioka is having a very bad year. The 25 year old lefthander is ranked 59 in the world now but he is losing almost all of his matches. He lost both matches in the ATP Cup (to Andrey Rublev and Guido Pella) both in straight sets. He lost first round in AO to Pedro […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

8

Is Federer unrealistic about Djokovic’s greatness?

Roger Federer has not beaten Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam major since 2012 at Wimbledon. Since then Djokovic has won all six of their major meetings, including three Wimbledon finals in 2019, 2015 and 2014 and also the US Open final of 2015. This weekend in Dubai, Federer made some interesting comments about his […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

8

Press Conference Questions You Won’t Hear

To Roger Federer: Can you name three things you really like about Novak Djokovic? To Naomi Osaka: Would you ever consider wearing masks to salute Asian or White victims of black brutality? To Serena Williams: What would it take for you to play John McEnroe in a new edition of Battle of the Sexes? Or […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

5

They Won’t Give Up: Jesse Witten

Jesse Witten once won a set from Novak Djokovic at the US Open. On Louie Armstrong Stadium. He was a star at University of Kentucky and turned pro in 2005. Witten’s best singles ranking was 163 and believe it or not he’s still out there competing on the ITF circuit. Just weeks ago he played […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

4

A Helpful Guide To Tennis Betting

By Caleigh Martin Tennis is an extremely famous sport among bettors all over the world. The reason for this is that the tennis calendar is made in a way that, almost every day, matches are played. Also, the  WTA and ATP Tours traverse worldwide. Thus, the matches are played at varying times. What’s more, another […] Continue to read full article...

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