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Feb/24

29

Pro Tennis Insights

US Open director of player relations and former ATP champion Eric Butorac shared some interesting revelations about pro tennis on a recent Ask Me Anything feature on Reddit… Q: Most interesting request from a player if you can share? A: One time Andy Murray needed a swimming pool with a lot of depth for some […] Continue to read full article...

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Thirty years ago at US Open player lounge I walked by Vitas Gerulaitis, sitting on a coach by himself, in the player’s lounge. A perfect opportunity to do a Biofile interview with the Grand Slam champion. For some reason I declined to approach him, probably something to do with his off court image of hard […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/24

28

Rune And Mouratolgou Re-Unite Again

Holger Rune and coach Patrick Mouratoglou have re-united again for the third time. Mouratoglou: “I am excited to start a new collaboration with Holger Rune. We have known each other since he was thirteen years old and I always believed in his potential. He has high goals and so do I for him. It is […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/24

25

Roland Garros 2024 Predictions

The French Open tennis championship will take place in 2024 from May 26 to June 9 on the legendary clay courts of Paris. It is one of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments and the main event of the clay court season. Last year, Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek emerged as the triumphants at Roland […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/24

25

Nadal Withdraws From Qatar Open

Leading Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has made a difficult decision to postpone his return to the professional tour. The 22-time Grand Slam winner had initially planned to compete in the prestigious Qatar Open, scheduled to start next week in the capital of Qatar, Doha. However, Nadal admitted that he does not feel fully prepared […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/24

24

The “TV Coach”

A former two-time Grand Slam champion has created a new tennis term for the lexicon… Why don’t “mules” win any horse races? My take as it relates to tennis. I find it quite fascinating over the past decades to see how a handful of coaches have become “super coaches” on TV and it perpetuates itself […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/24

24

How Addictive The Tennis High Is

By Scoop Malinowski Even on the amateur tennis circuit the “high” of playing tennis is so addictive players will make unusual efforts and sacrifices to obtain that special feeling again. Here are some astounding examples I’ve encountered over the years… A 67 year old man from Ontario, Canada drove all the way to Florida to […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/24

23

A Star Is Born In Rio: Joao Fonseca

By Scoop Malinowski I was told in January that ITF no. 1 junior Joao Fonseca from Brazil won two tiebreakers at ATP Finals practice vs Carlos Alcaraz and he won a practice set vs Casper Ruud. This week on the red clay of Rio, 17 year old wildcard is emerging as a future elite ATP […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/24

21

Netflix Slam Clinic Prices Are Pricey

The Nadal vs Carlos Netflix Slam on March 3 will also offer the chance to be coached by Nadal and Carlos in Las Vegas at Michelob ULTRA Arena. A private session with Rafa or Carlos will cost you $150,000 per person. A group clinic with Rafa or Carlos will cost you $50,000. A group clinic […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/24

20

Gauff Wants Israel’s Gaza Genocide To Stop

2023 US Open champion Coco Gauff has seen enough of the Gaza Genocide being executed by Israel. Like Ons Jabeur, Gauff has now publicly supported Palestine: “I feel like it would be ignorant to say I’m not aware, I’m very aware of everything that’s going on in Gaza. For me, I always say I pray […] Continue to read full article...

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