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May/21

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Boxing Champion Intrigued By Tennis

Former WBC Light Heavyweight champion Donny Lalonde reached the pinnacle in the prizefighting business but the tennis court has always held a special place in his heart also. Born in Kitchener, Ontario Lalonde turned pro in 1980 after an 11-4 amateur record. He won his world championship in 1987 on national TV (CBS) with a […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

12

Most Grand Slam Final Failures

Everybody knows by now Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 20 majors each and Novak Djokovic is chasing them needing two more to achieve equality (he’s at 18 after winning AO earlier this year). Margaret Court has won 24 Grand Slam singles titles and 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles majors. But who has […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

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Rome

Final jockeying for positioning and mental strengthening and peaking is happening this week in Rome as the world’s best players get ready to show their best tennis at Roland Garros. Rafa Nadal needs a strong showing to regain some lost aura in Monte Carlo and Madrid, as does Novak Djokovic who scored a fiery win […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

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Tennis Art

May/21

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My Hit With Wilhelmina Model Kiko Henriques

Tennis is an unpredictable sport in more ways than one. Earlier this week I set up a hit with fellow Packanack Lake Tennis Club member Shlomo Raveh, who got caught in traffic from Connecticut and delayed our 5 o’clock start. When I arrived at Packanak I noticed a group of males on the deck and […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

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The Man Who Beat Marcelo Rios In His Final Match

The illustrious career of Marcelo Rios came to a conclusion on April 5, 2004 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Rios was just 28 years old but his body was breaking down. After a disastrous 2003 which saw Rios lose in the first round at Roland Garros, and miss AO, Wimbledon and US Open, the former […] Continue to read full article...

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