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Mar/21

24

How Should Roger Federer Retire?

By Scoop Malinowski The inevitable day when Roger Federer decides to stop playing professional tennis is approaching. This monumental moment will have a devastating impact on the economy of the sport and also millions of ardent Federer enthusiasts all over the planet. But it’s going to happen. All great things must come to an end. […] Continue to read full article...

Mar/21

22

I just met a guy who played Vitas

I returned to my condo in Bradenton Beach on my scooter where I must park it at the front gate house. The gate house man noticed my racquet and asked if I was playing tennis. The man named Kyle Johnson proceeded to tell me that he played tennis back in college in the 1970s at […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

12

Jack Sock falls to Kacper Zuk in Russia

The Jack Sock comeback came to an unexpected end in the St. Petersburg Russia Challenger as he lost 63 62 in the quarterfinals to a 22 year old Polish player named Kacper Zuk. Zuk is ranked 233 and has a career ATP record of 3-2. Sock, now 28, won two rounds in Russia, defeating Cem […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

10

Mari Osaka Retires

Mari Osaka has retired from pro tennis at age 24. The lesser-known, older sister of Naomi Osaka, was at one time the more accomplished and talented Osaka sister during her teenage years. But Mari Osaka, currently ranked 335 in the world, never managed to establish her own identity in the WTA. Osaka was given a […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

9

Nishioka Meltdown in Marseille

Yoshihito Nishioka is having a very bad year. The 25 year old lefthander is ranked 59 in the world now but he is losing almost all of his matches. He lost both matches in the ATP Cup (to Andrey Rublev and Guido Pella) both in straight sets. He lost first round in AO to Pedro […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

8

Press Conference Questions You Won’t Hear

To Roger Federer: Can you name three things you really like about Novak Djokovic? To Naomi Osaka: Would you ever consider wearing masks to salute Asian or White victims of black brutality? To Serena Williams: What would it take for you to play John McEnroe in a new edition of Battle of the Sexes? Or […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

13

Fake News Injuries Rampant at AO?

“If you can bluff ’em you can beat em,” said the boxing great Bernard Hopkins, a verbal nugget of wisdom that I will never forget. Boxing champions employ fake injury trickery in boxing, so why not the other one-on-one sport, tennis? You may think Rafael Nadal’s back is really hurting him, even though he’s cruising […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

1

Season Begins In Melbourne

Novak Djokovic was as intense as ever beating a spirited Denis Shapovalov 75 75 in ATP Cup, punctuating the fierce battle with many roars and some new boxing fist pump/punches. Djokovic is wounded from losing in French Open and US Open and desperately wants to regain his lost aura. Shapo is eager to take the […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

27

Wang Hires Pat Cash As Coach

Chinese top 30 player Qiang Wang, who beat Serena Williams at Australian Open last year, has hired former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash as her new coach. The two are currently training in Melbourne ahead of the 2021 Australian Open. Cash worked on a part-time basis last year with rising young American Brandon Nakashima. Nakashima has […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

10

Has the savior of American tennis arrived?

If you are watching Delray Beach tennis this week on Tennis Channel, one young player has stood out. He is six foot five and 20 years old and after some ups and downs and glitches in his progression, he is now ranked in the top 175. He made the fourth round at Roland Garros in […] Continue to read full article...

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