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Oct/21

21

Players Ravaged By Injuries

Brian Baker was a highly touted American junior, he won the 2002 Orange Bowl and at 2003 French Open juniors he beat Tsonga and Bagdhatis before losing the final to Wawrinka. He beat 9 seed Gaston Gaudio at 2005 US Open. In 2007 he endured five surgeries (three hip, one elbow, one sports hernia) and […] Continue to read full article...

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John Millman and Illya Marchenko first played each other at the 2009 Australian Open qualies. Millman won the first round match 46 60 64. Today they met again, twelve years later, in Moscow round of 16. And again the 32 year old Millman won 61 57 64 against the 34 year old Marchenko. They also […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

19

Brooksby and Nakashima Stun Favorites In Antwerp

The “Young Americans” continue to rise up the ATP rankings with headline making results. Today in Antwerp, Brandon Nakashima demolished world no. 26 and five-time ATP singles champion Alex deMinaur 64 60. Then Jenson Brooksby outdueled world no. 25 Reilly Opelka and two time ATP singles champ by a score of 64 64. Opelka was […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

18

Biofile Paula Badosa Interview

Status: WTA no. 13. Won the French Open Junior Girls title in 2015 (def. A. Kalinskaya). DOB: Nov. 15, 1997 in: New York, N.Y. Ht: 5-11 Wt: 130 Residence: Begur, Spain First tennis memory: I remember the first time I began to play clay tennis. It was a small court. And I remember my first match at the age […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

18

Cam Norrie Reminds Me Of Al Secord

Like the rest of you, I’ve been watching a lot of Cam Norrie lately. Last week he emerged as the latest ATP breakout star champion as he won the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells in stunning style. Norrie solved the Nikolay Basilashvili puzzle to win the final yesterday 36 64 61. Basilashvili bashed his […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

15

Donnay Raquets Still In Business

I played with my friend Shlomo yesterday at my red clay club in Packanack Lake Tennis Club. Part of the workout was to test the old 1990 Donnay Cobalt WST racquet which I recently bought in a thrift store. The racquet felt special, powerful. flexible and maneuverable enough to go for winners off the first […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

15

Funny Harold Solomon Story From Bob Lutz

“Ok, I’ve got time on my hands to tell a funny story about Solly. We were playing a 35s event at 18th and Kennedy in Washington DC. We had all finished singles matches in typical DC weather in July. After Solly’s match he went into a tent where he proceeded to get cramps everywhere on […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

14

Introducing Pure Win Betting

About pure win This platform is widely popular not only in India but also in Bangladesh and Canada. Here you can plunge into the captivating world of betting and online casinos. A large selection of games, the most popular spousal events, pleasant odds are what the pure win casino has to offer. You don’t have […] Continue to read full article...

Ana Ivanović, Flavia Pennetta, Cara Black, Carlos Moyá Named to Ballot for 2022 Induction into International Tennis Hall of Fame The four new nominees are joined by Lisa Raymond and Juan Carlos Ferrero, who return to the ballot for a second year. Fan Voting will run October 15 – 31 on vote.tennisfame.com. ITHF NEWPORT, R.I. […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

12

Locker Room Deals

The Bryan Brothers made their Tennis Channel debut this week as television commentators/analysts. The dynamic duo have been a pleasant surprise, sharing many colorful insights and anecdotes from their pro tennis careers (which began in 1998), including one about a locker room deal before a final in Indian Wells. The Bryan Brothers reached their first […] Continue to read full article...

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