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Nov/21

29

‘Uneasy is the head that wears a crown’

Like Shakespeare’s King Henry 2, the King of Tennis remains on his throne for the seventh time. However the tyrant of the court is in danger as the two greatest threats to his reign of dominance have closed ground and are in position to potentially change the balance of power. Djokovic was stung for devastating […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

23

How about an #OLDGEN Tournament?

The ATP #NEXTGEN innovation tournament has been an outstanding success. The tennis industry, fans, media, and business side have all embraced the year-end showcase event which spotlights the young pro players 22 and under. This year’s fourth edition featured 18 year old Carlos Alcaraz top Sebi Korda in the thrilling final. Alcaraz joins Jannik Sinner, […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

20

Kozlov Clinches Australian Open Wildcard

As JJ Wolf’s forehand volley sailed long on the third match point, Stefan Kozlov’s roar and leap was a mixture of relief, celebration and the thrill of breaking new territory in his ATP career. Kozlov’s 62 63 win today in the Champaign, Illinois Challenger semifinal winner-take-all match vs Wolf means it’s Kozlov – and not […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

16

Kozlov’s 2021 Season Analysis

Stefan Kozlov began the year age 22, ranked 374, and then steadily made gains to improve his ranking to the current 187. Not counting some small money tournaments, Kozlov accomplished a won loss record of 37-14 this year, including Futures, Challengers and qualifying rounds. The season began slowly, winning a round of qualies at Delray […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

11

Guadalajara Observations

The WTA has transferred it’s showcase year end championships from Asia to Guadalajara, Mexico and play commenced yesterday. Very good, near full house stadium to see Muguruza vs Pliskova which turned out to be a thrilling, baseline slugfest in favor of the Czech powerhouse 46 63 76. Sasha Bajin is in the house coaching Karolina, […] Continue to read full article...

Former President of the United States Donald Trump is a major tennis enthusiast and buff. His attraction to tennis was not only as a player and serious observer but it also included an adventure to pursue a romance with a famous WTA beauty known for her Grand Slam champion talent and striking physical appearance. Like […] Continue to read full article...

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Martina Navratilova did not lose a match all year in 1983 going into the first Grand Slam event of the year, the French Open. “The year I lost to Kathy Horvath in the French Open (1983) I’d been playing the best tennis any woman has ever played. But I messed up a match and lost. […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

21

Biofile Kathy Horvath Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WTA player from 1981-1989 won six singles and three doubles titles and achieved a career high ranking of no. 10 in 1984. Youngest player to win a US Open match at fourteen years and five days, a record that still stands. DOB: August 25, 1965 In: Chicago, IL First Tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

18

Biofile Paula Badosa Interview

Status: WTA no. 13. Won the French Open Junior Girls title in 2015 (def. A. Kalinskaya). DOB: Nov. 15, 1997 in: New York, N.Y. Ht: 5-11 Wt: 130 Residence: Begur, Spain First tennis memory: I remember the first time I began to play clay tennis. It was a small court. And I remember my first match at the age […] Continue to read full article...

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Andy Murray came out guns blazing vs Casper Ruud in San Diego last night. From the first ball of the match, Murray was grunting. I have never seen him start a match by grunting on the first shot, so this match was clearly vitally important for his psyche and his career. Murray is 34 now […] Continue to read full article...

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