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May/24

13

Do Tennis Greats Want Their Records Broken?

Yesterday, the dominant LPGA golfer Nelly Korda’s attempt to win a record sixth straight pro golf tournament fell short as she lost by 14 strokes to Rose Zhang at the Cognizant Founders Cup in NJ. So Korda, the 25 year old daughter of 1998 Australian Open champion Petr Korda, still shares the record of winning […] Continue to read full article...

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May/24

12

Hurkacz Dominates Rafa In Rome

It has to be official now, Rafa Nadal is just an ordinary clay court player now. Yesterday Hubert Hurkacz totally annihilated Rafa on clay in the Foro Italico Stadium at Rome Masters 61 63. The match began as a pure clay slugfest, with both players grinding it out for almost thirty minutes to determine the […] Continue to read full article...

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May/24

10

Djokovic Steamrolls Moutet in Rome

Novak Djokovic returned to action after a month away since losing at Monte Carlos semis with an impressive 63 61 win today at Rome Masters vs Corentin Moutet ATP 79 and lucky loser this week. Moutet overwhelmed Djokovic early by taking a 3-1 early lead but then the World No. 1 adapted to the court […] Continue to read full article...

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May/24

7

What I Learned As An ATP Coach

By Scoop Malinowski For three weeks I coached on the ATP Tour at the Sarasota Open, Tallahassee Challenger and Savannah Challenger. With the coaching credential access I noticed a different perspective from media. The players all get along but their interactions with each other are limited. The higher ranked players don’t have time for lower […] Continue to read full article...

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It was a surprise to learn Brian Gottfried played a role in helping coach the 17 yr old Michael Chang to his shocking 1989 French Open triumph. The former world no. 1 and 1977 French Open finalist recently revealed some insights in working with Chang in the late 1980s… “I started working with Michael when […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis, with its fast-paced action, thrilling rallies, and moments of sheer brilliance, has long captivated fans around the world. Yet, beyond the surface excitement of the game, delving into the realm of tennis statistics can unlock an even deeper level of appreciation and enjoyment for enthusiasts. With online platforms like https://thegameday.com/, a world of statistics is […] Continue to read full article...

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May/24

5

Next Tennis Book Is About Sarasota Open

Having attended the Sarasota Open ATP Challenger every year since 2013 I suddenly got an idea to do a book about it and all the stories and memories I and others have collected about the popular tennis tournament. There are countless stories about players, matches, odd occurrences and so much more associated with the tournament […] Continue to read full article...

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The 2024 ATP Tour has entered its Madrid Open leg, with the tournament currently in its first week. Dubbed the Mutua Madrid Open, the ATP Masters 1000 event is being played on clay courts at the Caja Mágica and will run till May. Let’s review the highlights from the first week.  25 April: Nadal Extends […] Continue to read full article...

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May/24

1

Biofile Amanda Anisimova Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA no. 241. Winner of two WTA singles titles. Career best ranking was 21 in 2019. DOB: August 31, 2001 In: Freehold, NJ Ht: 5-11 First Tennis Memory: Is when I would visit my sister practicing. That’s why I got into tennis. And I would try to barge into her practices […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/24

29

Fernando Verdasco Has Hung It Up

A great ATP career has come to an end. Fernando Verdasco, the explosive Spanish lefty and former world no. 7, is no longer chasing the dream. Verdasco played his last match in September 2023 at Seville Challenger, a first round loss 61 61 to Hugo Gaston. Prior to that wildcard, Verdasco played at Stanford Challenger […] Continue to read full article...

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