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Oct/21

31

Cilic Shows He’s A “Vicious Competitor”

If you watched the finale of the St. Pete final between Marin Cilic and Taylor Fritz, you saw the difference in their body language and facial expression down the home stretch of the third set. Cilic was down 15-40 on serve in the 3-4 game but came back and won it. He showed a more […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

30

Zane Khan Progress Report

The latest news and info about American Zane Khan, the 19 year old ATP world no. 405, who won two rounds at US Open qualies and barely lost the third to Donskoy in a three set marathon, from coach Christopher Begg… By Christopher Begg New York and Injury It has been almost four months now […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

29

Fratangelo and Escobedo Repeat Triple Tiebreaker Rivalry in Vegas

It may be an ATP record as Bjorn Fratangelo and Ernesto Escobedo played their second consecutive three tiebreaker duel yesterday in Las Vegas Challenger R32. Escobedo won 67(6) 76(2) 76(5) as he did the last time the pair met two years ago at the Aptos Challenger. Escobedo won that time by an even more competitive […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

27

ATP #PASTGEN Not Ready To Fade Away Just Yet

These well known, veteran players are still out there on the pro tennis circuit, not quite ready to announce retirement – or just stop playing… Ivo Karlovic was supposed to hang it up at US Open and then Indian Wells but he still has not officially retired at age 42 and last week was practicing […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

27

Players Odd Habits Which Bother Performance

Recently I have noticed two professional players perpetually bothering themselves with some very unnecessary minor distractions which seem to be adversely affecting their performance… Misaki Doi, the lefty from Japan, holds her second ball when serving under her skirt and compression shorts. Every time she needs that ball she has to reach her hand under […] Continue to read full article...

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Martina Navratilova did not lose a match all year in 1983 going into the first Grand Slam event of the year, the French Open. “The year I lost to Kathy Horvath in the French Open (1983) I’d been playing the best tennis any woman has ever played. But I messed up a match and lost. […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

25

Murray Has Received Twelve Wildcards in 2021 But…

Andy Murray is a wildcard machine in 2021, so far the 34 year old Brit has asked for and received 12 wildcards – in Vienna, Antwerp, Indian Wells, San Diego, Metz, US Open, Winston-Salem, Cincy, Wimbledon, Queens, Rotterdam, Montpellier starting in February. In February in Montpellier (loss to Gerasimov 76 61), Murray’s ranking was 121. […] Continue to read full article...

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Feliciano Lopez has played in 78 consecutive Grand Slam main draws, dating all the way back to Roland Garros 2002, but the lefty Spaniard’s historic run is in severe jeopardy of ending at the 2022 Australian Open. The just turned 40 Lopez’s singles ranking has falled to a current 109 which would leave him out […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

21

Given Time And Care, Laver Cup Can Serve Up Superb Tennis

You’ve probably heard the marketing spiel before: The Laver Cup can be to tennis what the Ryder Cup is to golf.  But in truth, the tournament has a long way to go before it can reach the heights of the biannual golf event. Coincidentally, both the 43rd Ryder Cup and the 4th Laver Cup were […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

21

Biofile Kathy Horvath Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WTA player from 1981-1989 won six singles and three doubles titles and achieved a career high ranking of no. 10 in 1984. Youngest player to win a US Open match at fourteen years and five days, a record that still stands. DOB: August 25, 1965 In: Chicago, IL First Tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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