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One of the funniest moments in Grand Slam history happened moments after Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013. After the win vs. Novak Djokovic, Murray was asked by ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi if he had had a dream the night before the final, and Murray revealed that he had indeed had a dream – and he […] Continue to read full article...

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The comeback of former world no. 1 Kim Clijsters has been an unmitigated disaster. The lastest flop by the Belgian happened yesterday in Chicago. With another wildcard gift, the 38 year old powered her way to a 3-love lead on Su Wei Hsieh but then lost seven games in a row. Clijsters found her groove […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

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Laver Cup Overshadowed by Ryder Cup

The Laver Cup started off with a big bang three years ago, featuring Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. The highlight moment had to be seeing those three titans interacting and supporting each other and playing doubles. But now the Laver Cup has lost the lifeblood element of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic who all did not play […] Continue to read full article...

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ATP world no. 15 Diego Schwartaman suffered one of the most shocking defeats in tennis history as he lost to a virtual unknown junior in the Davis Cup tie in Buenos Aires last week. 29 year old Schwartzman, who has beaten Rafael Nadal in Rome and reached the semis of Roland Garros in 2020 and quarterfinals […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

24

Emma Drops Richardson, Looking For New Coach

US Open champion Emma Raducanu has decided she will need a more experienced WTA Tour level coach to help her navigate her professional career as an 18 year old Grand Slam champion. Raducanu achieved sudden and shocking fortune in just her second Grand Slam main draw appearance earlier this month when she captured the US […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

22

Halep Splits With Cahill

Simona Halep announced today she no longer will work with long-time coach Darren Cahill, who helped her reach WTA World No. 1 and win two Grand Slam singles titles. “After six wonderful years working together, Darren Cahill and I have decided that it’s time to end our working relationship,” Halep said via Twitter. “Thank you […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

22

Why Did China Tennis Fail?

Not quite a decade ago I remember a conversation at the US Open with Australian great Peter McNamara, talking in an excited tone about how many young Chinese juniors were developing at a phenomenal rate and in a few years time, there would be many talented Chinese professionals winning and perhaps dominating in the pros. […] Continue to read full article...

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Former ATP World No. 1 Marcelo Rios loves to watch Roger Federer, whom he considers the greatest player of all time. But the rebellious, controversial Chilean southpaw says there are two other ATP players who he finds to be entertaining multi-dimensional characters to watch on court. “I s*** with laughter with Kyrgios and Fognini. I […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

19

Did Federer Loss Ruin Sandgren’s Career?

Tennys Sandgren held seven match points on Roger Federer to advance to the semifinals of the 2020 Australian Open. The American failed to convert those match points and lost to Federer 63 26 26 76 (8) 63. Sandgren was on a roll in 2020 and on the cusp of becoming an elite ATP player but […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

18

Davis Cup Returns To Newport

By Ryan Balon Because of the pandemic, South Korea and New Zealand agreed to play their Davis Cup World Group 1 tie at a neutral site in Newport, Rhode Island. Soonwoo Kwon (South Korea) defeated Finn Ryenolds (NZ) 76 63. Ji Sung Nam (NK) Defeated Ruben Statham (NZ) 62 62. Very few people here – […] Continue to read full article...

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