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Farrah Fawcett On Tennis

In 1978 Farrah Fawcett-Majors was a major Hollywood star at the height of her popularity as a poster pin-up starlet and TV star in Charlie’s Angels. She was also a major tennis enthusiast and player. So much so that she even mentioned the sport on an appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. Carson, also an […] Continue to read full article...

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Should Federer quit singles and focus on doubles?

Roger Federer is not sounding very optimistic about the future of his singles career in 2022, pulling himself out of the Australian Open and casting doubt on playing Wimbledon. There was no mention in his statement about playing Roland Garros or US Open. Federer emphasized that it would not be heartbreaking if he could not […] Continue to read full article...




Kozlov’s 2021 Season Analysis

Stefan Kozlov began the year age 22, ranked 374, and then steadily made gains to improve his ranking to the current 187. Not counting some small money tournaments, Kozlov accomplished a won loss record of 37-14 this year, including Futures, Challengers and qualifying rounds. The season began slowly, winning a round of qualies at Delray […] Continue to read full article...

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Nitto ATP Finals

For several years now the Nitto ATP Finals has not been able to produce a race for the no. 1 ranking. This year Novak Djokovic clinched the top ranking two weeks ago in Paris, it is the seventh time Djokovic has finished the season as world no. 1. Though the tournament is still prestigious and […] Continue to read full article...




Tennis World Unites Against Communist China

LAST week former WTA no. 1 doubles player Peng Shuai announced on social media that she was sexually assaulted by a top communist on more than one occasion. Since the shocking revelations by the 35 year old former Wimbledon and Roland Garros doubles champion, she has apparently vanished and the story allegedly wiped off Chinese […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Margaret Court

I found seventeen people who either played, practiced with or saw 64-time Grand Slam title winner Margaret Court compete on a tennis court… For more info about Margaret Court’s legendary pro tennis career, read the Biofile interview I did with her earlier this year. Richard Gonon: I grew up in Forest Hills in the 1960s, […] Continue to read full article...

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There is no doubt Felix Auger-Aliassime is a fantastic tennis player. The 21 year old is ranked no. 11 in the world now and his future is unlimited. However, there is one dark cloud hanging over the young Canadian’s head, haunting his aura and conveying a message to his rivals a sign of weakness that […] Continue to read full article...

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Guadalajara Observations

The WTA has transferred it’s showcase year end championships from Asia to Guadalajara, Mexico and play commenced yesterday. Very good, near full house stadium to see Muguruza vs Pliskova which turned out to be a thrilling, baseline slugfest in favor of the Czech powerhouse 46 63 76. Sasha Bajin is in the house coaching Karolina, […] Continue to read full article...



Andrei Kozlov Discusses Stefan’s 2021 Revival

After losing at US Open qualies in the first round, suddenly Kozlov has ignited to perform some of the best tennis of his life. Kozlov just won his second ATP Challenger title since the middle of September – Charlottesville this past Sunday, Columbus (and also a Las Vegas final). For a former junior phenom who […] Continue to read full article...

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Back in the 1980’s and 1990’s Swedish tennis was flourishing with an array of champion calibre talents. There was Stefan Edberg, Thomas Enqvist, Magnus Larsson, Magnus Gustafsson, Thomas Johansson, Niklas Kulti, Jan Gunnarson, Anders Jarryd, Thomas Hogstedt, Niclas Kroon, Peter Lundgren, Kent Carlsson, Henrik Sundstrom, Jonas Svensson, Jonas Bjorkman, Mikael Tillstrom, Mats Wilander and Magnus […] Continue to read full article...

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