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Mar/21

20

Why Is Felix Fizzling?

The youngest man in the ATP top 25 rankings, Felix Auger-Aliassime is considered a major superstar prospect and he’s poised in position for the big breakthrough in a Grand Slam where he establishes himself as a dangerous force and contender. But so far his ATP career, which began with a flourish with a win at […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

19

The “Vicious Competitor”

Reading the Jimmy Connors “The Outsider” book, one of many passages that jumped out of the page and sparked profound thought was a quote by Pancho Gonzales that embedded in a young Jimbo. Over a half century later Connors still remembered it and included it on page 61… “The great champions were always vicious competitors. […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

15

Kozlov Proceeds In Acapulco Qualies

Stefan Kozlov has been largely absent from the ATP World Tour for the last two years but this weekend his 389 ranking earned him entry into the Abierto Mexicano Telcel Acapulco qualies. Just turned 23 years old, the once 115 ranked Kozlov defeated alternate Jordi Arconada 64 61 and then former top 40 Joao Sousa […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

14

Facing Chrissie

The American tennis icon born in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1954 won 18¬†Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. “Chris America” was the year-ending world No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981. Overall, Evert won 157 singles championships and 32 doubles titles. Evert reached 34 Grand Slam singles […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

11

Facing Jimbo

A bunch of tennis players discuss what it was like to play Jimmy Connors… The American tennis icon was ATP world no. 1 for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from 1974 to 1977 and a career total of 268 weeks. He is the first male player to be No. 1 for more than 200 weeks. […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

8

Is Federer unrealistic about Djokovic’s greatness?

Roger Federer has not beaten Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam major since 2012 at Wimbledon. Since then Djokovic has won all six of their major meetings, including three Wimbledon finals in 2019, 2015 and 2014 and also the US Open final of 2015. This weekend in Dubai, Federer made some interesting comments about his […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

8

Press Conference Questions You Won’t Hear

To Roger Federer: Can you name three things you really like about Novak Djokovic? To Naomi Osaka: Would you ever consider wearing masks to salute Asian or White victims of black brutality? To Serena Williams: What would it take for you to play John McEnroe in a new edition of Battle of the Sexes? Or […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

5

They Won’t Give Up: Jesse Witten

Jesse Witten once won a set from Novak Djokovic at the US Open. On Louie Armstrong Stadium. He was a star at University of Kentucky and turned pro in 2005. Witten’s best singles ranking was 163 and believe it or not he’s still out there competing on the ITF circuit. Just weeks ago he played […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

3

Remembering Karsten Braasch

The unorthodox German lefthander Karsten Braasch is probably most remembered for beating Venus and Serena Williams in practice sets at the 1998 Australian Open. Born in 1967, Braasch turned pro in 1987 and retired in 2005. Though he never won an ATP singles title, he did reach a career best ranking of 38 in 1994. […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

2

How Federer Hired Agent Godsick

Roger Federer is the ultimate champion in tennis. He’s won 20 majors and has earned over $100 million in prize money. That’s not counting the additional millions from endorsements, such as the ten year, $300m Uniqlo contract Federer signed in 2018 (at age 36). Last year Federer earned approxiomately $106 million, about $100m from endorsements. […] Continue to read full article...

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