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Feb/23

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Gasquet Floundering After Auckland Title

Richard Gasquet was a surprise winner in Auckland in January, reeling off five wins to snatch the title with a stunning performance vs Cam Norrie in the final 46 64 64. The big win and 16th career title vaulted the 36 year old back into the top 45. But since that astounding triumph, Gasquet has […] Continue to read full article...

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The WTA tournament in Abu Dhabi featured a very colorful, feisty match today between two dramatic champions but the stadium was disappointingly mostly empty for the intriguing clash. Jelena Ostapenko overcame a fierce fight from Danielle Collins to prevail 75 16 75. The pressure was on both players to defend points and the slugfest lived […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/23

6

Where is Qiang Wang?

Former WTA no. 12 Qiang Wang of China has vanished from the WTA World Tour. Wang has not played a WTA match since last September in Tokyo, a 60 63 first round loss to Elise Mertens. The tournament previous to Tokyo Wang lost to Nao Hibino 62 63 in Chennai round of 16 after beating […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/23

6

Tsitsipas Says Djokovic Still Improving At 35

By Scoop Malinowski Stefanos Tsitsipas just took his 13th crack at solving the Novak Djokovic puzzle at the 2023 Australian Open final. But the 36 67 67 defeat Djokovic issued to Tsitsipas was another educational experience for the 24 year old Greek currently ranked 3 in the world. “I take Djokovic as an example, who […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/23

5

Connors Compares Djokovic To Muhammad Ali

Jimmy Connors saluted Novak Djokovic on his podcast show he does with his son Brett “Advantage Connors”… “He was on a mission.” “Win or lose he’s not afraid to put it on the line, like Muhammad Ali, Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky.” “He was willing to do that [do whatever it takes].” “Listen, I like him. […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/23

4

Ten Americans Now In ATP Top 50

American tennis continues to progress upward to superpower status in the ATP. Three players reached the quarterfinal stage of the year’s first Grand Slam – Sebi Korda, Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton. The last time USA tennis performed so well at a Grand Slam was the 2005 US Open where Agassi, Blake and Ginepri were […] Continue to read full article...

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The tennis season is just getting underway, and there are already some clear front-runners. Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open, and he’s looking like the man to beat this year. However, with the Dallas Open coming up, anyone could take the title. Then it’s on to Indian Wells, Miami, clay season, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/23

2

Designer Oleg Cassini Loved Tennis

Renowned fashion designer and Hollywood stylist Oleg Cassini loved to play tennis. Or rather compete like a demon to achieve the thrill of victory. Bob Harman even mentioned Cassini’s tennis tenacity in his book “Use Your Head In Tennis.” Harman opened chapter 16 TENNIS NEEDN’T TIRE YOU with his perspective on Cassini’s court demeanor. “Oleg […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski Rika Hiraki is a name most tennis observers may not remember. But the Japanese woman won a Grand Slam title in 1997 at Roland Garros with Mahesh Bhupathi. It was a thrilling, historic win. In Hiraki’s career she never got passed the third round of any Grand Slam in any draw but […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

31

Jack Sock Has New Coach But Loses Again

Jack Sock opened his 2023 ATP season with a new coach but did not achieve the result he hoped for. Sock was defeated by American wildcard teenage Alex Michelsen 76 64 in the first round of Cleveland Challenger. Michelsen is 18 years old and ranked 526. Sock is 30 years old and currently ranked 138. […] Continue to read full article...

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