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Aug/21

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US Open 2021 Begins

I’m not on the grounds of the 2021 US Open but my correspondent is and he said the first day crowd is about half the typical size for a US Open opening day, which he says “I love it.” Simona Halep survived a fierce fight from Canadian Open champion Camila Giorgi and escaped the tough […] Continue to read full article...

Aug/21

30

Biofile Mackenzie McDonald Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 64. Career best ranking was 57 in April 2019. Ht: 5-10 Wt: 155 DOB: April 16, 1995 In: Piedmont, CA First Tennis Memory: At the Harbor Bay Club (in Alameda, CA), five years old, just swinging at tennis balls on court 5. Tennis Inspirations: Growing up I watched a […] Continue to read full article...

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Next week Novak Djokovic begins his conquest to make tennis history as he will attempt to win Grand Slam no. 21 at the US Open. Tennis players are always seeking to improve and look for edges and it seems Team Djokovic is complete and ready to take on the ultimate challenge, to win the fourth […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

25

US Open Qualies 2021

I’m not there at the USTA National Tennis Center for the first itme in over a decade, but my intelligence sources are supplying info… Stefan Kozlov got a golden opportunity wildcard into qualies and drew a Spaniard Miralles but the heat factor seemed to contribute to the now journeyman American’s demise in an epic battle […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

23

Three Funny Tennis Tales

1.) A Florida newspaper tennis columnist arranged to do a participatory journalism feature about returning – or rather trying to return Mark Philippousis’s serve at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in the 1990’s when the mighty Aussie had the biggest serve in the game. Not surprisingly the reporter couldn’t even touch the serve. On the […] Continue to read full article...

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By Justin Chaffee “It’s just simple. Just keep fighting and keep believing, try not to show weakness out there.” – John Isner             After a covid plagued year, John Isner has found his tennis game again. In August, he won his sixth Atlanta title, which puts him in the company with the likes of Roger […] Continue to read full article...

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Professional athletes have been targets of gossip about gambling. Perhaps the biggest names that come to mind are former basketball player Michael Jordan and football stars Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, there are quite a few former and present tennis pros who love casino games.  Tennis stars play casino games too and, in this […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

17

Murray Believes Medvedev and Alcazar Will Be No. 1

Former ATP world no. 1 Andy Murray sees a couple young players who have all the right moves and attributes to someday accomplish the top ranking. “Of the current ones Medvedev would be the guy I would expect to get there first,” Murray told ATP.com this week. “I think maybe he will need to be […] Continue to read full article...

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In her new book “All In”, Billie Jean King claims Arthur Ashe reversed his stance on equal pay for men and women after he had a daughter (adopted daughter Camera born in 1986). Ashe was vehemently against equal pay for men and women tennis players, as he made abundantly clear in a 1980 interview on […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

16

Reilly Opelka is the No. 1 ranked American

Reilly Opelka started off 2021 with mediocre, inconsistent results but this summer the towering American has found his form. Last week in Montreal the 23 year old defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets and reached the final of the Toronto Masters 1000 tournament where he lost to World no. 2 Daniil Medvedev 63 64. Opelka […] Continue to read full article...

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