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Jul/24

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Biofile Richard Williams Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Father and coach of Serena and Venus Williams, who won a combined 122 WTA singles titles and 30 combined Grand Slam singles titles. Both were ranked world no. 1. DOB: February 14, 1942 In: Shreveport, LA Childhood Heroes: My mom – Julia Mae Williams. Hobbies/Interests: I used to play golf, basketball […] Continue to read full article...

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Writer’s block can be a debilitating problem, leading to a loss of inspiration and creativity. Physical activity has long been proven effective at breaking this mental impasse – with tennis combining physical effort, strategic thinking, and social interactions into one unique activity that helps revitalize creativity. Here, we explore five sports that may boost creativity […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/24

21

Just How Good Is Alex Michelsen?

Two years ago Alex Michelsen lost in the second round of AO junior qualies to Asahi Hazaraki 75 67 16. Now he’s a top 60 ATP player contending for ATP World Tour titles, Hazaragi currently plays NCAA tennis for University of Oklahoma. Today Michelsen will play Marcos Giron to try to win his first ATP […] Continue to read full article...

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Alex Michelsen has had a dream year. One year ago he came to Newport ranked 250, 18 years old and planning on attending University of Georgia in a few months. Well those plans went awry, because Michelsen won four matches – over Cressy and Isner in the semi – to reach the finals where he […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/24

20

Agassi Mentoring Giron Paying Dividends

American Marcos Giron has been obtaining some valuable advice and coaching from Andre Agassi since 2020 and the collaboration is producing positive results. “When you’re around him you realize the way he sees it, it’s like a magnifying glass. He sees the entire canvas. And when something’s happening, he can immediately pick out whether something […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/24

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Zverev Stands With The Olympics

Alexander Zverev said this week in Hamburg that the Olympic Games in Paris are his priority over the ATP World Tour, unlike the players who will compete in the simultaneous ATP 250 Washington DC Open (including Ben Shelton, Sebastian Korda and Frances Tiafoe). Zverev made the comments to Nicholas Albek of Inside Sport … The […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/24

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Rune Targeting Olympic Gold

Denmark’s Holger Rune still hasn’t won his first Grand Slam title yet but the 21 year old is aspiring to be like Alexander Zverev and Jennifer Capriati… two supreme tennis talents who won their first major titles at the Olympic Games (Zverev won his gold medal in Tokyo 2021, Capriati in 1992 in Barcelona). Rune […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/24

20

Talking Tennis And Art With Reilly Opelka In Newport

By Scoop Malinowski Reilly Opelka has returned to the ATP World Tour at the Infosys Hall of Fame Open in Newport, RI after a near two year absence and has performed at a stunningly high level. The 26 year old American has beaten Constant Lestienne 61 26 76, defending champion Adrian Mannarino 64 36 64 […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/24

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Newport Observations & Notes

I asked Maxime Cressy why he has subdued his emotional adrenaline in recent years. In his early ATP career the 27 year old was very animated and vocal. Once ranked 31 in the world, Cressy has fallen out of the top 150. He said he’s striving to be more even keel and emotionally balanced, focused, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/24

17

2025 Newport Changes Announced

By Scoop Malinowski If you can believe it, professional tennis in Newport is actually going to improve next year. Today’s press conference at the Infosys Hall of Fame Open revealed some surprises The ATP 250 Hall of Fame Open will be diminished to a Challenger but it will run concurrent with a WTA tournament during […] Continue to read full article...

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