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May/21

30

Roland Garros Begins

Kei Nishikori survived a five setter vs. Italian Alessandro Giannessi 64 67 63 46 64. Former world no. 4 Nishikori is now a stunning 25-7 in five set matches, the best in the ATP. Next on the best five set match list stands Tommy Robredo, who lost in qualies, at 17-5. Novak Djokovic is 33-10, […] Continue to read full article...

May/21

30

Biofile Maria Kirilenko Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WTA tennis player reached a career high ranking of 10. Won six WTA singles titles and 12 in doubles. Won bronze medal in doubles for Russia in 2012 Olympics. Reached finals of French Open and AO in doubles. Last competed in 2014. Turned pro in 2001. Ht: 5-8  Wt: 127 […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

30

Grand Slams Threaten Osaka

The Grand Slams have joined forces to retaliate against Naomi Osaka.  The French Open, Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open issued a joint statement today announcing Osaka will be fined $15,000 for skipping media obligations after her first round win today vs Patricia Maria Tig. Additionally, the Grand Slams also say Osaka will not only […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

29

How Will Leander Paes Retire?

On June 17, ATP great Leander Paes will turn 48 years old. The legendary Indian is still active in pro tennis but he’s having difficulty getting matches in the ATP because his doubles ranking has fallen outside the top 100 and apparently there isn’t a long line of players ranked high enough willing to team […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

28

One Point Can Alter A Career

At the Orange Bowl in December, Arthur Fils, a sixteen year old from France, was down match point in the first round but managed to turn the tables on the American player and eventually won 36 75 62. Fils proceeded to win the prestigious Orange Bowl. After his big triumph, Fils played one more ITF […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

28

Courier Feels Djokovic Must Balance Fury with Calm

In Rome, Novak Djokovic showed his most intense, ruthless and ferocious emotions vs Lorenzo Sonego in the action-packed semifinal but was curiously quiet and subdued in the three set defeat in the final to Rafa Nadal. Jim Courier, the former four-time Grand Slam winner, and well-known for his vicious though mostly supressed on court intensity, […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

28

Biofile Alexander Bublik Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski Status:  ATP ranking 37. DOB: June 17, 1997 In: Gatchina, Russia Ht: 6-5   Wt:  180 First memory of tennis: It is probably the first tournament that I played when I was seven years old. I don’t remember if I win any match, but I got the trophy. My mum and my dad bought a trophy […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

26

Osaka To Boycott Media at Roland Garros

Reigning Australian and US Open Open champion Naomi Osaka is no stranger to political crusades and she has announced her latest concoction today. Osaka has declared that she will not talk with the media after her matches at Roland Garros. The move is a controversial one as it’s a slap in the face to an […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

26

Cool Tennis Stats

Bjorn Borg beat Jimmy Connors the last ten times they played (1979-1981) and won the head to head 15-8. Cristian Garin has said Richard Gasquet is one of his favorite players but still has not played him in the ATP,. They were supposed to play recently in Estoril but Gasquet withdrew. Adriano Panatta is the […] Continue to read full article...

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In the summer of 1995 Marcelo Rios was 19 years old and rising up the ranks. He had won his first ATP title in Bologna in May (defeated Marcelo Filippini) which shot his ranking up from 69 and into the top 50 to 49. Rios lost second round at Roland Garros to Alberto Berasategui (after […] Continue to read full article...

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