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Apr/24

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Sarasota Open Is Magical Experience

Aside from the sensational tennis being played by all the dynamic players like Stefan Kozlov, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Matija Pecotic, Tennys Sandgren and many others this week, the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open ATP Challenger has been nothing short of fantastic. I heard one volunteer Chris say to another Malika, “When I wake up in the morning […] Continue to read full article...

Apr/24

10

Biofile Martin Damm Jr

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 177. DOB: Sept. 30, 2000 In: Bradenton, FL Ht: 6-8 Wt: 209 First Tennis Memory: Probably using my dad’s racquet to hit against the front door of the house (age 4). Tennis Inspirations: My father (former ATP player and Grand Slam doubles champion) Roddick and Nadal. First Famous Player […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

9

Three Thrillers Today At Sarasota Open

First on stadium was heavyweight clash with American Tristan Boyer vs. the young Austrian Joel Josef Schwaerzler, the ITF no. 1 junior in the world. Boyer overwhelmed the kid in the first set 62 with the firepower that eliminated Lucas Pouille and Jack Sock who was sent to retirement. But the big lefty found his […] Continue to read full article...

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Recent revelations of a corruption scandal in world tennis have uncovered an unprecedented level of manipulation that threatens to undermine the integrity of the sport. The International Tennis Anti-Corruption Agency (ITIA) is on high alert, especially in the run-up to the Australian Open, one of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments. The scale of the […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

9

Biofile Thanasi Kokkinakis Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP No. 106. Winner of one ATP singles titles and 2023 Australian Open doubles title. Member of Australian Davis Cup team. Career best ranking was 65 in Nov. 2023. Ht: 6-4 Wt: 190 DOB: April 10, 1996 In: Adelaide, Australia First Memory Of Tennis: Is wearing my basketball uniform and following […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

8

How Matija Pecotic Met Mike Tyson!

This week at Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open ATP Challenger I asked Matija Pecotic, who beat Preston Brown in qualies yesterday 60 62, What was the best you ever felt on court? “Junior year at Princeton, like from March to May. I refused to lose. I felt like I was going to win the match before […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

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Three Sarasota Open Showdowns

Three very interesting matches today at the Sarasota Open qualifying tournament. First on stadium featured the future UCLA Bruin and local Kaylan Bigun, who scored his first ATP match win 76 76 vs. Bogdan Bobrov from Russia. Bigun was a top 20 junior, a lefty with a slight edge in fire power that seemed the […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

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Biofile Matija Pecotic Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 477. Pecotic is playing the 2024 Sarasota Open qualies tomorrow. DOB: July 3, 1989 In: Croatia First Tennis Memory: Watching Pete Sampras at Wimbledon on TV when I was four years old. Tennis Inspirations: Glenn Michibata, my Princeton coach, who taught me everything I know about tennis. Rafael Nadal. […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Retirements of sporting icons is always a sensitive, intriguing, dramatic process. It’s not only the metaphorical death of a hero in the arena, it’s much more than that. Nobody ever wants to stop what he or she loves doing. Nor does the audience or the business itself. Rafael Nadal is at the […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

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Bernard Tomic Update

Yes Bernard Tomic is still at it. The 31 year old Australian has a 14-9 match record mostly on the ATP Challenger circuit. The former ATP no. 17 is ranked 284 right now, just a slight rise above the 289 he started 2024 ranked. Progress has been gradual but Tomic must be unwavering in his […] Continue to read full article...

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