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Six Most Agonizing Losses In ATP History

Tennis can bring the most electrifying, joyful victories – but also the most agonizing, cruel defeats… 6. Bogdan Bobrov lost two matches in one day with match points, one in singles and then in doubles. It happened in Kazakhstan. The Russian 26 year old told me he was too exhausted to cry after. 5. Paul-Henri […] Continue to read full article...

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Busy in Tallahassee

Sorry for the lack of tennis information but my full energies and concentration this week are coaching Stefan Kozlov at the ATP Tallahassee Challenger at beautiful Forest Meadows Park just north of Tallahassee. Three high quality wins vs Lee, Sandgren and Crawford, I believe all higher ranked, now into semifinals today vs Krueger. stay tuned […] Continue to read full article...

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When Noah Thrashed Graf

Yannick Noah thrashed Steffi Graf in 1992 despite he being a retired player and she in her prime. The two tennis icons played tiebreakers at a Bercy Paris fundraiser for Noah’s foundation. Event was called the Tennis and Rock Challenge, with $250,000 on the line. Cyril Hamel remembers the event. “Noah organized an event (in […] Continue to read full article...

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Gauff Wants Israel’s Gaza Genocide To Stop

2023 US Open champion Coco Gauff has seen enough of the Gaza Genocide being executed by Israel. Like Ons Jabeur, Gauff has now publicly supported Palestine: “I feel like it would be ignorant to say I’m not aware, I’m very aware of everything that’s going on in Gaza. For me, I always say I pray […] Continue to read full article...

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Paul vs Fritz In Delray Beach Final

They are close friends since juniors, both ranked within five spots in the ATP rankings and are 2-2 career in ATP head to head matches. Taylor Fritz vs Tommy Paul in the Delray Beach Open final will be an interesting All American final. Both have hovered for at their ranking station for about the last […] Continue to read full article...

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Huge Upset! Buse Beats Jarry in Davis Cup

This has to be the biggest upset of the year so far.  Ignacio Buse beat Nicolas Jarry in three sets in Davis Cup, Buse is ranked 436, Jarry is no. 20. 19 year old Buse was a very good junior, from Peru, trying to adapt to ATP. He’s beaten Hugo Dellien and almost beat Alejandro Tabilo […] Continue to read full article...

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Mmoh Working With New Coach Alarcon

ATP no. 133 Michael Mmoh has reunited with former coach Andres Alarcon. The 26 year old previously worked with the former Davis Cup player from Ecuador in early 2021. Mmoh lost in the second round at AO21 to Rafael Nadal 61 64 62. Mmoh and Alarcon resumed training together last month and achieved a good […] Continue to read full article...

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What Happened To Carlos?

All the sudden the heir apparent to the GOAT throne looks like a second rater. Right now he’s down 61 64 54 to Alexander Zverev in the AO quarterfinals, an opponent he’s handled easily in the past. The world no. 2 has strangely declined a fraction or two since his Wimbledon 2023 triumph and not […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Franklin Biboussi

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Davis Cup player for Republic of Congo. Ht: 5-10 Wt: 160 Age: 36. Current Residence: Hackensack, NJ First Tennis Memory: I started to hold the racquet until I started playing. That’s what motivated me to play tennis. Why Do You Love Tennis: I liked it because I saw people playing and it […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile of Myself

First memory of tennis: Parents telling me and my brother to ask Chris Evert for her autograph as she was sitting in our Boston hotel lobby on a couch. She was so nice she became an early crush and years later began watching her play on TV which inspired me to want to play. In […] Continue to read full article...

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