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Jan/23

25

Ben Shelton’s Astonishing Emergence At AO23

By Scoop Malinowski Though he lost in four sets to Tommy Paul yesterday in the AO23 quarterfinals, Ben Shelton’s breakout at his second Grand Slam appearance has been astonishing. At US Open last year, Shelton lost first round as a wildcard to Nuno Borgues in five sets. Then in the Fall Shelton won three ATP […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

25

Djokovic Playing The Best Tennis Ever?

Novak Djokovic is the perfect storm of a tennis player right now. He has the total love and support of the Australian crowds (except for a few deep state hired goons), the extra motivation of the injustice of being cheated out of the title last year, and the fact he’s in his prime still after […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

23

Gulbis Won’t Give Up

Ernests Gulbis may be 34 years old now and ranked 314 in the world but he’s not about to give up his ATP career. The Latvian stopped his 2022 season after losing 62 63 to Mate Valkusz at the Vilnius, Lithuania Challenger in mid October. But he resumed competing last week at the Tenerife Challenger […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski “The Lord works in mysterious ways.” At the Australian Open this week Novak Djokovic was asked by tennis reporter Ana Mitric about his on-court interactions with somebody or something in the skies above… Djokovic answered: “Well, that’s something nevertheless of a personal nature, so I’d keep it to myself. But, yes, it’s […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

21

Agut Has Solved Murray

Roberto Bautista Agut lost the first three times he played Andy Murray, in 2014 on grass, 2015 on clay and then 2016 in the Shanghai final on hard 76 61. But the Spaniard renowned for his consistency must have figured something out over the next two years. Their fourth meeting was at 2019 Australian Open […] Continue to read full article...

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After a few years of story, memory and anecdote collecting, I have finally completed my book on Nick Bollettieri. What I have learned is Nick Bollettieri is more fascinating and interesting than many Grand Slam champions, for he created something new and he personally and indirectly touched millions of people’s lives in a positive way…. […] Continue to read full article...

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In boxing, the experts like to talk about who is the pound for pound best fighter in the world. It’s a debate to celebrate and honor who is the best all around skilled talent and not necessarily the biggest and strongest heavyweight champion. In tennis I nominate the best pound for pound, inch for inch […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

19

Facing Brooksby

By Scoop Malinowski One of the most unique playing styles in the ATP right now is American 22 year old Jenson Brooksby. The Sacramento, California native is currently ranked 39 in the world and yesterday he shocked the tennis world again with another extraordinary performance in beating ATP world no. 3 Casper Ruud in four […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

19

Americans Thriving At AO

By Scoop Malinowski A balance of power shift appears to be occurring at the 2023 Australian Open with American tennis declaring itself as the future superpower of the sport. Mackenize McDonald shockingly slayed defending champion Rafael Nadal with startling impunity 64 64 75. Then Jenson Brooksby dismissed the second seed Casper Ruud in four sensational […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

18

Pickleball Making Big Moves

Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, John McEnroe and Andy Roddick will compete for a $1,000,000 at the Inaugural “Pickleball Slam” to be contested April 2, 2023 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The Pickleball competition will be televised live exclusively on ESPN and will compete directly with the men’s final of Miami […] Continue to read full article...

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