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Jul/21

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Osaka Lands On SI Swimsuit Issue Cover

While tennis champion Naomi Osaka is resting and receiving medical help to cope with her mental health and depression suffering, she has been quite busy making moves for her career. Her latest Public Relations exploit was becoming the latest Sports Illustrated magazine cover model for the famous “Swimsuit” cover. Such high profile honors are rarely […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

16

Sampras Says Too Many Good Players Is A Detriment

Pistol Pete Sampras, winner of fourteen Grand Slam singles titles, believes the ATP World Tour does not benefit from having an abundance of super tennis players. Too much talent is actually a detriment for professional tennis. “What has hurt the men’s game is there are too many good players,” said Sampras. “What sells sport today? […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

15

Newport 2021 Scrapbook

Last year the Newport Hall of Fame Championships was not contested for the first time since 1975 and according to new tournament director Brewer Rowe, the Hall of Fame lost 75% of revenues last year because of the pandemic. However the tournament has returned this year in full force and the action was better than […] Continue to read full article...

Denis Kudla extended Novak Djokovic to three very challenging sets at the recent Wimbledon Championships and came away with a newfound appreciation and admiration for the 20 Grand Slam title winner. “I think Novak deserves to be the greatest of all time. He is the greatest of all time. He does things nobody is willing […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

11

Newport Begins

Day one of 2021 Newport is off to an electrifying start. Ryan Harrison returned to action on the ATP World Tour in Newport qualifying with a marathon 76 67 76 win vs Chris Eubanks, who he defeated in 2017 in Atlanta 61 62. The second set featured an McEnroe Borgesque 18-16 tiebreaker. The third set […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

11

Djokovic Wins 20th Grand Slam At Wimbledon

Once again Novak Djokovic was pushed to his limits and answered the challenge with another startling performance of the greatest tennis ever played, as he conquered Matteo Berrettini 67 64 64 63. Djokovic’s sixth Wimbledon title now adds his overall major title count to 20, to equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Berrettini came out […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

9

12 points of perfection at Wimbledon

Third round women’s doubles match on center court, Coco Gauff and Caty Mcnally were playing the unseeded Russian team of Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina. The two American teenagers were leading 6-5 with love-40 on Kudermetova’s serve. Triple set point. Then something happened that I believe has never happened before in the history of professional […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

8

Anderson, Karlovic Granted Newport Wildcards

Kevin Anderson, Ivo Karlovic Accept Wild Cards to 2021 Hall of Fame Open Main Draw Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson returns to Newport for the first time since 2008. 2016 Hall of Fame Open champion Ivo Karlovic will make his tenth Newport appearance. The Hall of Fame Open returns to the historic grass courts […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

7

How Rolex And Wimbledon Struck A Deal

If there is any brand that immediately comes to mind with The Championships of Wimbledon it’s Rolex. Rolex clocks on center court scoreboards are the only visible sponsor brand at the AELTC. So how did Rolex and Wimbledon work out their deal and come to an agreement which has been mutually beneficial for decades? Keep […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

7

Remember Vladimir Voltchkov’s Wimbledon Semifinal Run

Vladimir Voltchkov was a highly-touted Russian junior who won the Wimbledon boys title in 1996. By 2000 he was age 22 and struggling in the professional ranks. At Wimbledon 2000, Voltchkov had to qualify as he was ranked 237 after he won Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger in May by beating 357th ranked Igor Kunitsyn in the […] Continue to read full article...

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