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Zverev Finishes Nadal At Roland Garros

“The King of Clay” will always be the King but his reign of dominance ended today on court Philippe Chatrier 63 76 63 at the hands of Alexander Zverev. Facing a desperate hero tenaciously and viciously fighting for career survival, Zverev was the picture of perfect calm, like a hired assassin who never lost his […] Continue to read full article...

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Alize Cornet’s Unbreakable Record

Alize Cornet has announced will retire at 2024 French Open, which will be her final professional tournament. The 34 year old owns a record that will likely never be broken or even threatened. Cornet holds the Open Era record for consecutive Grand Slam main draw appearances. Cornet began the streak at the 2007 Australian Open […] Continue to read full article...

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Yesterday Nelly Korda won her sixth LPGA tournament this year at the Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National Golf Club by one stroke on the 18th hole. The LPGA no. 1 ranked player in the world has won six of the seven tournaments she has played in 2024, an astonishing surge of pro golfing dominance […] Continue to read full article...

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How Navratilova Beat Seles 1993 Paris

Craig Kardon told me a story about how he helped coach Martina Navratilova to an upset win vs Monica Seles on the slow Paris indoors carpet in 1993. The Open de Paris tournament. “Paris Indoors 1993 Martina vs. Monica, so we were in Paris at night, we go to work to just have a quick […] Continue to read full article...

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Integrity In Tennis

By Scoop Malinowski Patrick Rafter was paid a six figure appearance fee to play in Doha and lost second round. After the loss when he was supposed to be paid, Rafter declined to take the money because he told the tournament director that he wasn’t happy with his losing performance. Meanwhile, the no. 1 seed […] Continue to read full article...

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Boxer Explains The High Value Of Olympic Gold

Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the world Oleksandr Usyk values his Olympic gold medal above all of his world title belts as a professional. “My gold medal will always be better than undisputed,” said the 37 year old Usyk from Ukraine. “Everyone who does sport – any sport; boxing; judo; karate – they all dream of […] Continue to read full article...

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Hurkacz Dominates Rafa In Rome

It has to be official now, Rafa Nadal is just an ordinary clay court player now. Yesterday Hubert Hurkacz totally annihilated Rafa on clay in the Foro Italico Stadium at Rome Masters 61 63. The match began as a pure clay slugfest, with both players grinding it out for almost thirty minutes to determine the […] Continue to read full article...

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What I Learned As An ATP Coach

By Scoop Malinowski For three weeks I coached on the ATP Tour at the Sarasota Open, Tallahassee Challenger and Savannah Challenger. With the coaching credential access I noticed a different perspective from media. The players all get along but their interactions with each other are limited. The higher ranked players don’t have time for lower […] Continue to read full article...

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Next Tennis Book Is About Sarasota Open

Having attended the Sarasota Open ATP Challenger every year since 2013 I suddenly got an idea to do a book about it and all the stories and memories I and others have collected about the popular tennis tournament. There are countless stories about players, matches, odd occurrences and so much more associated with the tournament […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Amanda Anisimova Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA no. 241. Winner of two WTA singles titles. Career best ranking was 21 in 2019. DOB: August 31, 2001 In: Freehold, NJ Ht: 5-11 First Tennis Memory: Is when I would visit my sister practicing. That’s why I got into tennis. And I would try to barge into her practices […] Continue to read full article...

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