By Scoop Malinowski Jimmy Arias is always an interesting interview and TV match analyst who has shown over the years he will mix in blunt criticisms of players with his expert analysis. If a player does good things on the court, Arias will credit it. If they do bad things on or off court, Arias will question it or mildly denounce it. Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Barbora Krejcikova Interview

@scoopmalinowski biofile interview with @bkrejcikova at Innisbrook ITF $80,000 tournament in Palm Harbor Florida after her singles victory. #barborakrejcikova
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Status:  WTA  129. Achieved world no. 1 ranking in doubles last year. After this interview in Tampa, FL after her second round win vs. Sanaz Marand, Barbora gained some good luck and she won 13 singles matches in a row and three ITF singles titles in Tampa, Pelham, Alabama and Weisbaden, Germany.
DOB:   December 18, 1995 In: Brno, Czech Republic
First Tennis Memory: Tough question...are you going to ask me all these tough questions [smiles]? First memory...well, I was little and I just started to attend the tennis courts in my city. And having a chance to start hitting on the court. Because when I was little, I only had a chance to hit on the wall.
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Junior Drama at ITF Coral Gables

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Kiki Bertens wins Madrid with a sparkling win vs Simona Halep. I remember seeing Bertens for years, she was an introverted player, a journeywoman, who never ever smiled on the court, there was no joy at all for her playing tennis. She just played like she was a machine. Then she played IPTL in Asia three years ago with the team format and she smiled so much there in the team matches that she seemed to make up for the years of her robotic stoicism. I mentioned how I noticed her smiling so much in IPTL to her in Miami a couple of years ago and she smiled again and agreed it was a lot of fun playing with Kyrgios, Melo and Bagdhatis for the Singapore Slammers. I believe the IPTL experience changed Bertens in a small way. Now she's a top WTA player, ranked 4 in the world... Continue to read full article...



Dunlop Product Review

  Former Federer hitting partner Yury Bettoni who has also worked with Jeff Tarango, Mary Pierce and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario discusses the new innovations of Dunlop tennis racquets and technology… Question: What Dunlop racket do you play with? Yury Bettoni: I play with a Dunlop CX 200 Tour 16/19 Question: What do you like the most […] Continue to read full article...

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Reilly Opelka continues to rise almost as fast a beanstalk, straight setting Pablo Carrena Busta. Fine win for the American over the slumping Spaniard who is having a quiet year. Continue to read full article...



Lawyer Challenges ATP Pros in Tallahassee

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By Scoop Malinowski One of the many appeals of ATP Challenger level tennis is how accessible the players are in much smaller, more intimate venues. Any fan can strike up a conversation with any player, talk about past matches, their journeys...or even make a friendly challenge to a practice match. Tallahassee lawyer James Waczewski did just that. He offered four ATP pros a few hundred bucks to play sets with him in Tallahassee. They all obliged. Here is the exclusive story... Continue to read full article...

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Is There Something Off With Reilly Opelka?

reillyopelka's profile picture   Reilly Opelka, the 21-year-old, near 7-foot giant out of the Midwest originally, has had a very nice ride on the ATP Tour over the last few years. Three years ago this week, Opelka was ranked no. 894 and now he sits at near his career-peak of no. 56 at no. 59. Twice this year, Opelka has beat the top American giant, no. 9 John Isner. Continue to read full article...


Paul WMQ16 (9) (27595935983).jpg   By Scoop Malinowski Tommy Paul has surged back into ATP relevance by winning the Sarasota Challenger and reaching the finals in Tallahasse. Those two results will catapult the 21-year-old Paul into the French Open via the USTA Pro Circuit wildcard he wrapped up because of his multiple match wins in those two Challengers. Continue to read full article...




Gimelstob Finally Resigns from ATP Board

At 10:16 am Justin Gimelstob has officially resigned his ATP Board of Directors position. There will be an election in two weeks for his replacement which could be Tim Mayotte or Brad Gilbert, both former ATP top ten players. Gimelstob pled no contest to charges of a violent assault on the friend of his estranged […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Whitney Osuigwe Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA 189. Won Charlottesville ITF $80,000 pro tournament today defeating Madison Brengle in the final 64 16 63. DOB: April 17, 2002 In: Bradenton, FL Ht: 5-6 Nickname:  Whit. First Tennis Memory:  Is playing on the clay courts at IMG and I used to come out in a dress and high heel boots. I was really into that. I did not wear tennis stuff at all. So that was my first tennis memory. Continue to read full article...

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