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There was a mammoth 77 years between Fred Perry’s third successive Wimbledon triumph in 1936 and Andy Murray’s maiden success at the Championships in 2013. However, like London buses, you wait ages for one, then a couple come along in quick succession, and that was the case with Murray, as he lifted his second Wimbledon […] Continue to read full article...

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Early Wimbledon Observations

Sebastian Korda stuns Alex DeMinaur with a 63 64 67 76 win. Korda just keeps on trucking up the rankings with these stunning results, to match his sisters, particularly Nelly Korda, who just won the Women’s LPGA two days ago in Atlanta. Nelly is now the LPGA no. 1 ranked golfer. Su-Wei Hsieh may regret […] Continue to read full article...



Is this the moment of truth for Federer?

This Wimbledon could be the moment of truth for Federer. Everything is at stake. He is unsure about his summer schedule because it all rides on his result at AELTC. “If I play really good or really bad, it will (impact my summer schedule, Toronto, Cincy, US Open, Olympics)…” Federer then insisted the mental mistakes […] Continue to read full article...

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No tennis fan has ever gone two full years of no Championships so this year’s first round matches are especially appealing. Here are my favorite first round encounters. Be prepared for a long read… Ladies: Fernandez vs Ostapenko: The young Canadian has stagnated of late and needs to make her mark again, to avoid becoming […] Continue to read full article...

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Federer is ready to shock the world at Wimbledon

If a great champion could talk his way to a Grand Slam title, Roger Federer sounds ready to shock the world. He’s completely figured out the loss to Felix in Halle and has rebuilt his mental mindset to win number Grand Slam no. 21 in two weeks time. “I had a mental moment where I […] Continue to read full article...

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New Zealand vs Korea, Republic Davis Cup Tie To Be Held in USA at International Tennis Hall of Fame This will be the third time the Hall of Fame campus has hosted a tie of the international team tennis competition. One of the cornerstones of the tennis calendar, Davis Cup by Rakuten provides players with […] Continue to read full article...




The Most Important Shot In Tennis History?

If there is one shot in the history of tennis that stands out above and beyond the billions of others, it may well be the Novak Djokovic forehand winner down double match point 15-40, 3-5 in the fifth set to Roger Federer at the 2011 US Open semifinal. Djokovic had saved two match points in […] Continue to read full article...



Is Monfils Finished?

It has not been a season to celebrate for the flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils. The 34 year old winner of ten ATP singles titles and the former world no. 6 has floundered badly in 2021. This week in Majorca, as the top seed after a bye, he lost to a lucky loser by the name […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of June 28th, as it marks the beginning of the Wimbledon Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London. The quintessentially British tournament is replete with strawberries and cream and attracts the finest tennis players from all over the world, who hope to leave as champion. […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Jeff Tarango Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP pro 1989-2010. Won two ATP singles and 14 doubles titles. Reached 3R at each Grand Slam and his best ranking was 42 in singles. Currently the tennis director at Jack Kramer Tennis Club in Los Angeles. Also 1999 Roland Garros doubles finalist with Goran Ivanisevic. DOB: November 20, 1968 […] Continue to read full article...

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