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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

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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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Sep/21

16

Brooksby Run At US Open Sparks Uomo Sport Sales

Jenson Brooksby established himself as a rising young force in the ATP with his US Open run to the third round, life and death four-set thriller with Novak Djokovic on Ashe Stadium. Brooksby, the 20 year old American, blasted through Mikael Ymer, Taylor Fritz and Aslan Karatsev in the first three rounds, and stunned the […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

15

Still Going Strong After 11 Years

This site was created in early 2010 by myself and three other tennis reporters after promises and plans at another tennis site start up fell apart because of dishonesty. www.Tennis-prose went live on April 29, 2010. My first post was about the Joy of Tennis. Now I’m the only one left running the show and […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

14

The Novak Djokovic Jack Dempsey Parallel

The similarities and parallels of tennis and boxing have been discussed often. Here’s another angle which connects Novak Djokovic to former Heavyweight Champion of the world Jack Dempsey. Jack Dempsey, the former World Heavyweight Champion who won the title by knocking out Jess Willard in Toledo, Ohio in 1919, did not have a totally positive […] Continue to read full article...

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