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Feb/21

25

Nalbandian On Facing Fedalkovic

David Nalbandian achieved remarkable success vs Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, stinging the legendary ATP trio with several painful losses. The Argentine wizard accomplished a career 11-20 record vs Fedalkovic. Most memorably, Nalbandian beat Federer from two sets down in the 2005 Masters Cup, now named the ATP Nitto World Tour Finals. He […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

25

Qiang Wang must hate doubles

Qiang Wang is ranked no. 35 in the world in singles and a player dangerous enough to have defeated Serena Williams in a Grand Slam, which she did in 2020 at the Australian Open. Wang was once ranked 12 in the world in singles in 2019), the second highest ranked Chinese player ever, after Li […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

23

Marcelo Rios Amazon Documentary In The Works

Amazon has teamed up with a Chilean production company to produce a documentary about former ATP world no. 1 player Marcelo Rios. The usually media-shy winner of eighteen ATP singles titles is fully supporting the project and has an interest to have the story of his spectacular and controversial career and life told at last. […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

20

Nalbandian to coach #nextgen star

David Nalbandian, the former Wimbledon finalist and ATP World Tour Finals champion will coach Miomir Kekmanovic. The 21 year old Serbian currently ranked 41 in the world, is in Cordoba, Argentina now training with the former world no. 3 superstar renowned for his efficient and elegant backhand and all around court sense. Kecmanovic won his […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

20

Osaka Scores Fourth Major, Bests Brady in AO Final

Naomi Osaka has established herself as the dominant force in women’s tennis, with another masterpiece major final conquest last night, a 64 63 triumph over American Jennifer Brady. The 23 year old Osaka is now 4-0 in her four Grand Slam finals (Serena Williams was 6-1 in her first seven major finals). She will regain […] Continue to read full article...

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Last week I completed my 15th book. It’s a compilation of 108 hockey Biofile interviews I did from 1992 to the present, with such hockey heroes as Gordie Howe, Stan Mikita, Paul Coffey, Barry Beck, Bobby Clarke, Denis Potvin, Bryan Trottier, Chris Nilan, Phil Esposito, who all competed in the National Hockey League in the […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

18

All the sudden Jenn Brady is a superstar

In late 2019 Jennifer Brady was a decent WTA pro, nobody projected her to be anything special. Then it all changed. A colleague from Germany named Jannik Schneider did a German language podcast with Brady’s coach Michael Geserer, a German who connected with Brady in late 2019. Geserer was once ranked 189 in ATP singles […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

17

Is Osaka Afraid To Beat Serena?

Remember the days when Naomi Osaka had no fear of playing Serena Williams, in fact, in younger days she eagerly anticipated the chance to play and beat Serena and even trash talked her. Before their first court encounter Osaka said with a mischevious smile how she was looking forward to “to make her yell CMON.” […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

16

Rage and Joy at AO

Novak Djokovic was in peril of being ousted from the Australian Open by Alexander Zverev. The top seed lost the first set 76, won the second but found himself down 4-1 in the third. His instinctive reaction was to smash his Head Speed Pro racquet into the court three times to destroy the faulty equipment. […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

15

What is the best part of winning an AO match?

Recently I had the pleasure of watching the chess great Bobby Fischer be interviewed by Dick Cavett on You Tube. The interview was from the 1970’s when Cavett was the king of TV interviews and Fischer was the Novak Djokovic of chess. Fischer’s demeanor even reminded me vaguely of Djokovic, the smiling, relaxed, jovial nature […] Continue to read full article...

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