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2000 Biofile with Andy Roddick

By Scoop Malinowski Digging deep into the archives for this Biofile interview I did with Andy Roddick at the 2000 US Open…At this time Roddick was ranked 336 in the world, and was just about to turn 18. He lost first round at 2000 US Open to world no. 24 Albert Costa 36 76 16 […] Continue to read full article...

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McEnroe vs Borg artwork

Captivating, stunning artwork of John McEnroe vs Bjorn Borg on Wimbledon by artist Anshuman Mohanty… For my artistic sensibilities this is one of the best pieces of tennis art I’ve ever seen… Continue to read full article...

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Facing Jennifer Capriati

By Scoop Malinowski When Jennifer Capriati won the 2001 Australian Open title 64 63 vs. Martina Hingis, one of the greatest comebacks in sports history was capped. The American’s fairy tale victory was so endearing and touching, I remember Biofile interviewing Fox News TV host Sean Hannity shortly after that triumph, he told me he […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Margaret Court

I found seventeen people who either played, practiced with or saw 64-time Grand Slam title winner Margaret Court compete on a tennis court… For more info about Margaret Court’s legendary pro tennis career, read the Biofile interview I did with her earlier this year. Richard Gonon: I grew up in Forest Hills in the 1960s, […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Tommy Paul Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 60. DOB: May 17, 1997 In: Voorhees, New Jersey Tennis Inspirations: Andy Roddick – favorite tennis player. First Tennis Memory: Probably at the Athletic Club Courtside in Greensboro, North Carolina, where I grew up. I saw all the old people out there playing doubles. I was like, ‘All right, I’m […] Continue to read full article...

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Emma Edges Leylah To Win US Open

Maybe the most unlikely US Open final in history did not disappoint and in fact it delivered an unforgettable classic duel between two previously undistinguished teenagers, one ranked in the 70s, the other around 150. Emma Raducanu was a little better in all aspects and prevailed with a hard fought 64 63 triumph, her first […] Continue to read full article...

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Marlene Dietrich Loved Jimmy Connors!

Hollywood film star and legend Marlene Deitrich was one of the hugest stars in the world in the 1930s for her films Blue Angel, Shanghai Express, The Devil Is A Woman, Morocco, Blonde Venus, Destry Rides Again. She was romantically involved with Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, John F. Kennedy, George Bernard Shaw, John […] Continue to read full article...

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Jack Sock Is Finally Back

Jack Sock was top ten in the world, won a Masters 1000, finals at World Tour Finals in 2017, went off the boil for a couple of years but he’s worked very hard to get back and last night even though he lost 62 46 67 in the third to World No. 3 Rafael Nadal […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Marcelo Melo Interview

Status: Won Wimbledon doubles 2017 and Roland Garros 2015. Ranked ATP no. 1 in 2017. Winner of 35 ATP doubles titles including ten Masters 1000. DOB: September 23, 1983 In: Belo Horizonte, Brazil Ht: 6-3 Wt: 207 First Tennis Memory:  “I used to follow my brother Alex around to lessons. And it was a big […] Continue to read full article...

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Taylor Fritz Has Beaten Steve Johnson Three Times In A Month

Steve Johnson may start having nightmares about Taylor Fritz. The two Californians have played three times in the last month, with the 23 year old besting the veteran 31 year old on each occasion. They first played in Memphis in 2016, with Fritz winning 76 76. Then in Houston 2018 Johnson on a three setter […] Continue to read full article...

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