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Dec/22

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Hopman Cup Resurrected

The Harry Hopman Cup was a successful international eight-nation invitational combined exhibition event staged in Western Australia from 1989-2019. But it was replaced on the pro tennis calendar in 2019 by ATP Cup, which was subsequently cancelled in August 2022 and replaced by a new January mixed gender team event called United Cup which will […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/22

5

Nick Bollettieri Now In Paradise

By Scoop Malinowski There is something poetic about Nick Bollettieri passing away at age 91 right after the conclusion of the 2022 Eddie Herr tournament played at the academy he founded and built into a colossus. My two stand out memories of Nick are doing a telephone Biofile with him one afternoon in 1992 (my […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/22

2

Millman Reveals Doping Happening In Pro Tennis

John Millman tweeted this week what may be the biggest bombshell of the year in professional tennis. The Australian veteran 33 year old revealed a tweet that doping and performance-enhancing drug cheating is happening in pro tennis via the “therapeutic use exemption”… Millman’s bombshell tweet… In general I really don’t like TUE’s in professional sport. […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/22

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Roger Smith Remembers Beating Ivan Lendl

World no. 1 Ivan Lendl lost 62 63 to Roger Smith in the second found of Stratton Mountain in Vermont in July 1988. This year at US Open I ran into Roger Smith – on his way to coach a WTA player in qualies – by the Ashe Stadium fountains and we did this quick […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

30

What was Rafael Nadal’s Defining Moment?

By Scoop Malinowski New York Daily News columnist recently asserted the 2021 Australian Open final was the defining moment of Rafael Nadal’s illustrious career… “Nadal vs. Medvedev. Australian final. Match of the year. As much a defining moment of Rafa’s career as anything he ever did against Federer or Djokovic. Who Rafa is and what […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

29

Hewitt Makes Winning Debut At Eddie Herr

Cruz Hewitt made his Eddie Herr debut a memorable one, scoring a thrilling marathon win vs Mauricio Schtulmann Gasca from Celaya, 64 36 64. The 13 year old Hewitt, who recently won an ITF Grade 5 tournament in Fiji, is playing in the 14s division where he is the 15th seed. The son of former […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

29

Mike Tyson’s Daughter At Eddie Herr

Milan Tyson made her Eddie Herr debut in the 14s girls qualifying. Her first match was on Wednesday and she won 60 60 vs a girl named Safiya Zhelombayeva who is from Bradenton, the same town the Eddie Herr is contested. In round two, Tyson, from Henderson, NV, continued her winning form by beating another […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

28

The Magic Of Eddie Herr

You never know what you may see at the Eddie Herr International junior tournament at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. You could walk right by hockey icon Wayne Gretzky and not even know it – he was here a few years ago with his daughter Emma who now plays for SMU. You could watch a […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

28

Tennis-prose 2022 Awards

By Scoop Malinowski Upset of the Year: Brandon Holt, ranked 303, had never won an ATP main tour match in his life but he managed to defeat ATP world no. 12 and darkhorse US Open contender Taylor Fritz in four sets at US Open. 24 year old Holt finished the year ranked 220. He lost […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

27

When Marcelo Rios First Shocked The Tennis World

By Scoop Malinowski There are a few stories of young phenoms achieving stunning early success in pro tennis… Lleyton Hewitt won his first ATP title at his first ATP tournament in hometown Adelaide as a 15 year old unknown wildcard. John McEnroe reached the semis of Wimbledon as a Stanford University freshman qualifier. Boris Becker […] Continue to read full article...

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