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Sep/17

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2018 Tenins Hall of Fame Candidates Announced

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Pat Cash, Anders Jarryd, Tom Okker, Michael Stich, and Helena Sukova named Candidates for
2018 International Tennis Hall of Fame Induction

September 5, 2017 – Wimbledon champions Pat Cash and Michael Stich, along with Anders Jarryd and Tom Okker, who both won multiple doubles titles at Grand Slam tournaments, and Czech legend Helena Sukova, a 14-time major champion in doubles and mixed doubles, have been named candidates for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2018. The candidates were first announced this morning, live on Tennis Channel’s “Live from the US Open” show.

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Sep/17

21

Biofile: Hyung Taik Lee

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: Former ATP player won 2003 Sydney ATP title. Highest career ranking was 36 in 2007. Retired in 2009 and now operates Lee Hyung Taik Tennis Academy in Gangwon Province. Has career wins against Ferrero, Ferrer, Canas, Murray, Llodra, Schuettler, Ivanisevic.

DOB: Jan. 1, 1976 In: Seoul, South Korea

Childhood Heroes: “I looked up to Sampras – his game and his demeanor on the court.”

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Sep/17

19

Kozlov and Klein: Empty Confidence Tanks

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Two favorite players of this site are Stefan Kozlov and Bryden Klein. Both Klein and Kozlov are personable, approachable, engaging players trying to carve out ATP careers.

But both are struggling right now with confidence issues. Klein lost a heartbreaking 76 in the third set at US Open qualies first round to France’s Vincent Millot after squandering a match point. Since then, Klein has lost in the first round to a teenager Will Blumberg in the Cary, North Carolina Challenger and this week he lost a three setter to the top seed in the opening round of the Columbus Challenger.

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Sep/17

15

Is Yibing Wu the Next Asian Sensation?

 

The Chinese junior Yibing Wu won the US Open junior boys title last week and then flew to China to play as a wildcard in the main draw of the Shanghai Challenger.

Guess what? Wu has won three rounds, taking out the second seed Peter Polansky of Canada in the first round 63 76. Polansky has played in three Challenger finals this year.

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Sep/17

11

Greg Theberge Meets Legendary Brit Roger Taylor

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You just never know who you will run into on a tennis court. In the last year I have met an Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, a national champion 400 meter hurdles star in China, two billionaires and a former president of a major record label. Greg Theberge, the former NHL defenseman, just alerted me that he met and played with the legendary British player Roger Taylor recently at his club in Toronto.

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Sep/17

10

Congratulations to All US Open 2017 Champions

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By Scoop Malinowski

Another edition of America’s biggest sporting event, The US Open, is in the books, and this year’s tournament once again delivered tennis genius, history, magic and so much more.

Rafael Nadal won his 16th major title today with a dominant straight set win versus major final debutante Kevin Anderson who shocked the entire tennis world by winning six matches at a major, by far the best result of the 31 year old’s career.

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Sep/17

10

Biofile: Kevin Anderson 2011

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US Open finalist Kevin Anderson, fresh off a four set win vs Pablo Carreno Busta in their semifinal, was asked about his new on court intensity level which has captured the attention of the media. As the topic has been discussed and speculated about here at Tennis-prose.com for several years now, Anderson declared that he feels expressing confidence and intensity in the form of fist pumps and Come ons has contributed to uplifting his level of tennis.

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By Scoop Malinowski

Juan Martin Del Potro only infrequently shows his highest gear of tennis might. It comes and goes like the wind, for a match or two or a tournament, then it dissipates until reappearing later. The cycle has been a constant of the Argentine’s unique professional career which began in 2005.

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By Scoop Malinowski

You can talk all you want about forehands, backhands, serve percentages, etc etc etc. You can talk all you want about technical tennis aspects and tactics regarding tonight’s epic Roger Federer vs Juan Martin Del Potro showdown. But none of it matters.

There is only one thing that matters tonight and one factor that will determine the outcome of Roger vs Delpo.

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