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Nov/20

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Facing Greatness: Virginia Ruzici

The former Roland Garros champion of 1978 and winner of 12 WTA singles (and 16 doubes) titles in her career, Virgina Ruzici contemplates the question: What were the two best match performances that you ever saw played against you during your pro career? Virginia Ruzici: “I had a few memorable matches indeed… against legends like […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

23

Weekend Results

Brandon Nakashima wins Orlando Challenger by defeating Prajnesh Gunneswaran 63 64. This is the first ATP Challenger title for the 19 year old American. Daniil Medvedev defeats Dominic Thiem to win the 2020 ATP Nitto Finals 46 76 64. The Russian called it “the toughest victory in my life.” Thiem leads the head to head […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

21

Thiem May Have Surpassed Djokovic Today

Today’s Nitto ATP Finals semi showdown between Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic may have altered the balance of power in professional tennis. Both players played with a fierce intensity and determination that suggested the stakes of the match were far more than just the final tomorrow and the prize money awaiting the winner. No, this […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

19

Vilas Film On Netflix

It’s one of the best tennis films I ever saw, among the elite pantheon of cinematic tennis masterpices – Love Means Zero, French Open 1981, The Journeyman. Vilas, now showing on Netflix is a fascinating tale about the illustrious career of Guillermo Vilas and the quest of his friend/journalist Eduardo Puppo to alter ATP history […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

16

Barty, Hsieh Finish as WTA No. 1s

Australia‚Äôs Ashleigh Barty wrapped up her second year in a row as the WTA Year-End World No.1. 11-3 in 2020, Barty did not win a Grand Slam title but did win Adelaide and reached the semis in Melbourne and Doha. Her total number of weeks at the top ranking is not an even 50 weeks. […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

15

Nitto ATP Finals 2020 London

The first two singles matches were played today at the 02 Arena in the 2020 Nitto ATP Finals. No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal handed Andrey Rublev a 63 64 defeat, a somewhat more competitive verdict than their 2017 US Open quarterfinal drubbing of 61 62 62. Nadal is gunning for his first WTF triumph, Rublev […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

15

Chang Believed He Could Win A Major At 17

One of the most miraculous Grand Slam wins of the modern era was Michael Chang winning Roland Garros at age 17. At the time Chang was ranked 19 in the world but there weren’t any indicators he could win a major title yet. Going into Paris, Chang did not play European red clay events. After […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

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Michael Joyce Making Impact on ITF Junior Hamner

Sarah Hamner was a solid junior tennis player with okay ITF junior results. From May 2018 through January 2020, she played five ITF junior tournaments, with three third rounds, one semi and a first round loss earlier this year in January in San Jose, Costa Rica. After the Covid interruption she began to work with […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

11

Biofile: Yan Zi Interview

Status: Former WTA pro won Wimbledon and Austtralian Open doubles in 2006 with Zheng Jie. Retired in 2016. DOB: November 12, 1984 In: Chengdu, China Tennis Inspirations: My mother. Hobbies/Interests: Movies, maybe shopping [laughs], music, singing, swimming. Favorite Movies: A lot of movies. But I don’t know the English name. Many favorite movies. Lord of […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

9

Has Excuse Making Become A Sophisticated Scam?

Mono after a major loss. Stellar, unbeatable play after a ten minute (phanton) knee injury timeout. The balls are too light or heavy. Failure to trust the process. Oh my aching back. Oh my aching knee. Oh my aching shoulder… In tennis you hear it all. Losing players have to have reasons or excuses for […] Continue to read full article...

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