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Jan/18

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Sock Could Be Worst Top 10 Player Ever

sockJack Sock, the world #9, got destroyed by world #65, Peter Gojowczyk, yesterday in Auckland, 6-3, 6-3. The American who won the Paris Masters late last year and qualified for the London Masters event as one of the top 8 players still standing, put in a desultory performance against the German, who at 28 is right around his career-high ranking he achieved late last year. Sock who beat the Russian young gun, Karen Khachanov, last week at the Hopman’s Cup before suffering a hip injury against Yugita Sugita in the following match which he retired in, looked about as bad as Sock has looked on a tennis court in the past couple of years.

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Jan/18

3

Dolgopolov’s Beast Mode Is Back

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It’s been a few years since we saw Alexandr Dolgopolov threaten the top guns in the major events but the highly talented Ukrainian was very impressive in yesterday’s dominant blowout of Horacio Zeballos, 61 62 in Brisbane.

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Jan-Lennard Struff made two insane volleys today to defeat Tomas Berdych 76 in the third in Qatar. One was a backhand at his ankles for a winner and the other was in the final tiebreak – a forehand volley cross court winner also at his ankle.

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Dec/17

28

Biofile: Yoshihito Nishioka Interview

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By Scoop Malinowski

Status:  ATP ranked no.  166 in singles. Was ranked at a career high 58 in March of 2017 when he suffered a season-ending knee surgery at Miami Open while leading Jack Sock.

Ht:   5-7   Wt: 145

DOB:  September 27, 1995  In:   Tsu, Japan

First Tennis Memory: “I remember I play tournament, I think first time tournament, I was seven years old maybe, with mom. It’s doubles. I remember that tournament.”

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Dec/17

22

The Longest Name In Tennis History

By Scoop Malinowski

Would you believe there is an ATP player with nineteen letters in his name?

Well there is and his name is Wishaya TRONGCHAROENCHAIKUL.

The 22 year old Thai, currently ranked 480, has some decent results this year, including a 57 26 loss to former top 60 Australian Marinko Matosevic and a 57 46 loss to Noah Rubin in October at the Tralagon Challenger round of 16.

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Dec/17

19

Bartoli Back

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By Scoop Malinowski

Marion Bartoli has announced she will return to professional tennis in 2018.

The Wimbledon champion of 2013 abruptly left the sport later that summer in August under a haze of curiosity as just shortly before the sudden retirement announcement, Bartoli was quoted saying she was really looking forward to playing hard courts in the US.

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Dec/17

15

Subplots Galore, As Australian Open Approaches

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By Scoop Malinowski

January marks the birth of a new tennis season and all the players are currently training and refining their bodies, minds and technical proficiency to achieve the best year of their careers in 2018. Each professional has new confidence and inspiration to add to their physical experience, with the sole ambition to make their lofty dreams come true on the court of battle.

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Dec/17

5

Is Noah Rubin Caput?

After qualifying for the Australian Open in January of 2017 and winning his first round match against no. 113 Bjorn Frantangelo, Noah Rubin, 21, of Long Island, New York, didn’t beat another player ranked inside the top 150 and only beat one player, Sam Groth, ranked inside the top 200. He suffered a wrist injury […]

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Dec/17

1

Emma Gretzky defeated at Eddie Herr

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 By Scoop Malinowski
The most famous name this week at the Eddie Herr International tournament is not Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Becker or Borg.
Nope, it’s Gretzky. As in Wayne Gretzky’s daughter.
Fourteen year old Emma Gretzky played in the main draw of the 14s event but was defeated by 9 seed Emily De Oliveira in straight sets.
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For the second week in a row, Callum has won a top 12’s Eastern event. He did so this week in the cavernous indoor facility at Alley Pond in Queens without dropping a set. I was there for every match and the experience of watching him mow down five solid opponents was both exciting and […]

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