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Mar/21

23

Miami Open Reporter Disappointed by Set Up

The Miami Open has commenced today with mens qualifying completing and some WTA matches played at the new venue in Miami, at the Miami Dolphins football stadium parking lot. One reporter who was granted a media credential was not exactly thrilled by his first two days on the scene, describing it as “super restricted. It […] Continue to read full article...

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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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For the first time in around two decades, we can say with some conviction that Serena Williams is not the best female tennis player on the planet. Some might still disagree, of course, and you could argue that the American would be considered the best if she gave the game her full attention. But, as […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

21

Dubai Champ Karatsev is the tennis “Rocky Balboa”

The miraculous story of Aslan Karatsev continued in Dubai today as the Russian won the ATP 500 title 63 62 vs. Lloyd Harris of South Africa. Karatsev is now 11-2 in 2021, after his astounding semifinal run at the Australian Open. So far this year, Karatsev has only lost to world no. 1 Novak Djokovic […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

20

Why Is Felix Fizzling?

The youngest man in the ATP top 25 rankings, Felix Auger-Aliassime is considered a major superstar prospect and he’s poised in position for the big breakthrough in a Grand Slam where he establishes himself as a dangerous force and contender. But so far his ATP career, which began with a flourish with a win at […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

19

The “Vicious Competitor”

Reading the Jimmy Connors “The Outsider” book, one of many passages that jumped out of the page and sparked profound thought was a quote by Pancho Gonzales that embedded in a young Jimbo. Over a half century later Connors still remembered it and included it on page 61… “The great champions were always vicious competitors. […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

17

Betting Odds for the 2021 Grand Slam Tournaments

With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal tied at 20 Grand Slam titles each and Novak Djokovic just two behind, any one of the three contenders for the greatest male tennis player of all time could have the solo lead in terms of majors won by the time 2021 is over. The women’s side is also […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

15

Kozlov Proceeds In Acapulco Qualies

Stefan Kozlov has been largely absent from the ATP World Tour for the last two years but this weekend his 389 ranking earned him entry into the Abierto Mexicano Telcel Acapulco qualies. Just turned 23 years old, the once 115 ranked Kozlov defeated alternate Jordi Arconada 64 61 and then former top 40 Joao Sousa […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

14

Facing Chrissie

The American tennis icon born in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1954 won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. “Chris America” was the year-ending world No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981. Overall, Evert won 157 singles championships and 32 doubles titles. Evert reached 34 Grand Slam singles […] 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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