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Jun/21

15

Is Anybody Not A Huge Fan Of Tsitsipas Now?

This may come as a shock and surprise to you but I think it’s possible Stefanos Tsitsipas can become as popular as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. And he may even exceed them someday. The 22 year old is a unique combination of superstar and world champion qualities. Tsitsipas surely gained a massive […] Continue to read full article...

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If you continued watching Roland Garros men’s final coverage minutes after Novak Djokovic conquered Stefanos Tsitsipas in five brutal sets, you saw one of the most beautiful moments in Grand Slam history. After the handshake, victory celebration, gestures of gratitude to a stadium giving him a standing ovation, and then a roar to his box, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

13

It can no longer be denied who is the greatest

Novak Djokovic defeated a superhuman challenge by Stefanos Tsitsipas with a five set 67 26 63 62 64 masterpiece of blood, guts, genius, and unbreakable iron will. The 33 year old Serbian needed everything in his arsenal and bag of tricks to defy the ambitious Greek, who will surely inevitably win at least a handful […] Continue to read full article...

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In the beginning of 2019 Barbora Krejcikova was the reigning Wimbledon and French Open doubles champ and the Australian Open mixed doubles champion. But her singles status was ordinary. Ranked well outside the top 100 in early 2019, Krejcikova lost in the second round of AO qualies 64 in the third to Maria Bouzkova. After […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

11

The Greatest Contest In The History Of Sport

You just watched the greatest contest in the history of sport, between the two best champions at their absolute very best. Nadal came out on fire and stole the first two games and built a 5-0 lead before Djokovic refused to wilt like he did last year and fought back to 3-5 and could have […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

10

Is Djokovic Ready To Unleash His Crazy?

Last year’s Roland Garros final was a dud. Rafael Nadal came out grunting and snarling right from the outset of the match, playing the first points like not only championship point but as if his LIFE was at stake, while Novak Djokovic commenced the duel too calm, composed and like a boxer carefully trying to […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

9

Djokovic Survives Berrettini

Novak Djokovic has advanced to the dream semifinal clash of titans with the defending champion from Spain, after a brutally stressful, hard fought 62 63 67 75 win over Matteo Berrettini. Djokovic bungled a 5-3 lead in the third set tiebreaker with some uncharacteristic errors, most likely caused by the pressure of Berrettini’s relentless blasting […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

9

Sakkari Wants It The Most

I still remember the first time seeing Maria Sakkari play live. It was at US Open 2015 first round at the newly remodeled courts just outside the media center. From the beginning of her pro days, Sakkari stood out. Sakkari was locked in a fierce, emotional, fiery battle with Qiang Wang of China. It was […] Continue to read full article...

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When it comes to this year’s Championships at Wimbledon, it’s hard to look beyond Novak Djokovic for the title. Before the event’s cancellation last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Djokovic was beginning to establish his dominance on grass, winning the event in both 2018 and 2019. With the tournament set to return […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

8

Moment Of Truth At Roland Garros

We are at the home stretch of Roland Garros and anything is possible. Rafa Nadal looks like prime Rafa Nadal, he’s cruising through the draw and is on course for a semi showdown with Novak Djokovic, who survived a two-set deficit to Lorenzo Musetti. I am reasonably certain the tennis gods will not allow Djokovic […] Continue to read full article...

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