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Apr/24

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Is Sinner A Robot Or A Mannequin?

By Scoop Malinowski Jannik Sinner is an amazing, dynamic, wonderful champion and marvelous tennis talent. But he may be the most boring major sports figure in the last 25 years. While the ATP world no. 2 is lighting up the courts with his actions and athleticism, his words make you wonder if he’s a scripted […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/24

29

Dimitrov Lectures Student Carlos At Miami Open

Grigor Dimitrov once again flashed the tennis world with another masterpiece performance by dominating world no. 2 Carlos Alcaraz 62 64 in the Miami Open quarterfinals. “I think I played good tennis. I mean, I left the court thinking that probably I had to change my game a little bit earlier, but anyway, I feel […] Continue to read full article...

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The first time Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal clashed was exactly two decades ago, in the third round of the Miami Open, then called the Nasdaq 100, on stadium court. Highlights of the historic clash here It was a monumental moment in tennis history and one of the highlight performances of Nadal’s career. I once […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/24

27

Djokovic Decides To Dismiss Goran

After six years and twelve Grand Slam titles earned, Novak Djokovic has decided to dismiss Goran Ivanisevic as his coach. “Goran and I decided to stop working together a few days ago. Our on court chemistry had it’s ups and downs but our friendship was always rock solid… I remember clearly the moment I invited […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/24

25

Is Rage A Part Of Tennis?

By Scoop Malinowski Tennis is a sport composed of a diverse range of attributes including elegance, athleticism, speed, timing, anticipation, tactics, intelligence, will to win, joy, passion. And also one element that is rarely discussed. Rage. Recently I was talking with a friend Behn Wilson, who was an NHL defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers and […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/24

19

Miami Open Kicks Off

Simona Halep’s comeback after a year off due to drug testing controversy, won a brilliant first set vs Paula Badosa but then cooled off 46 36. Not a bad result for the former world no. 1 after the long hiatus. Halep is still sponsored by Nike. Her last WTA match was in 2022. Simona was […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/24

18

How Many More Years Will Venus Get Wildcards?

Venus Williams asked for and got wildcard entry into BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open despite not doing much on court to deserve it. In a “what have you done for me lately” sport as tennis, the former world no. 1 and Grand Slam queen hasn’t accomplished anything of note for years. Her match record […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/24

16

Experts Analyze If Coco Is Overrated

I asked several former professional players if they think Coco Gauff, if you strip away all the excessive hype and promotion, is overrated and basically on the same level as Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Sofia Kenin and Danielle Collins? The query elicited some interesting responses in favor of the 20 year old 2023 US Open […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/24

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Is Coco Overrated and Overhyped?

If you strip away all the excessive hype and promotion of Coco Gauff, is she really much better than Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Sofia Kenin or Danielle Collins? Yes, Coco Gauff is a very exciting, flamboyant player who wins a lot of matches in singles and doubles. She’s in the top five of the rankings […] Continue to read full article...

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A 20-time Grand Slam champion is not overly thrilled by the direction the modern game of professional tennis is evolving towards. Roger Federer told Gentleman’s Quarterly magazine that today’s game is starting to lack variety and his goal when he was on the ATP World Tour from 1998-2022 was to mix things up: “What we […] Continue to read full article...

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