Aug/19

6

Don Budge Suggested Seles Stabbing Was An Inside Job

Don Budge, the all time great tennis champion, made a startling statement in the March 24, 1994 edition of TENNIS WEEK magazine. When asked by the publication “why has it taken Monica Seles so long to come back” from her stabbing attack by German nut Gunter Parche at the Hamburg Open tournament in April 1993, […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

3

Has Kyrgios Finally Solved His Self-Puzzle?

Nick Kyrgios is entering a new stage of his career this week at Citi Open in Washington, DC. He is definitely double downing on his extrovertness and putting on a terrific show for the crowds, even interacting with front row fans, asking where to serve on match point and when it works he runs back […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/19

1

Orlando Storm WTT Report

By Don Leclair Orlando, Florida is my home and the home of several national sports franchises like Orlando Magic.¬†This year we added World Team Tennis’ new team Orlando Storm. I wasn’t sure, at first, if it would¬†interest me since I have never paid much attention to WTT. However, as the time grew near for the […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

31

Guillermo Coria Is The Best Player To Never Win A Major

The old debate pops up now and again, about who is the best tennis player to never win a major, and the same names get mentioned – Marcelo Rios, David Nalbandian, Todd Martin, Tomas Berdych, Cedric Pioline, etc. I have a different view of the discussion. Guillermo Coria is the best player to never win […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

30

Can Sock Solve The Thompson Puzzle at Citi Open?

Jack Sock will try to win his first singles match of 2019 today against Jordan Thompson of Australia. On the surface, it would appear to be a favorable draw for the 26 year old American, however it’s anything but. Sock has played the 25 year old Australian twice before and lost both matches in 2017, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

29

First & Last: Hans Gildemeister

Hans Gildemeister reached the Roland Garros doubles final and singles quarterfinal, where he lost in five sets to Guillermo Vilas, 63 in the fifth. His best ranking was 12 in the world in singles. He won four ATP singles titles and 212 singles matches (152 losses). He also coached Marcelo Rios to no. 1 ITF […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

29

Biofile: Peri Sheinin

There was a new face in the media center of the Newport Hall of Fame Open. Peri Sheinin, a sophomore student and tennis player at Brown University, was working as a media liaison in the press center, helping take care of the needs of the media and tournament operations. It turns out Peri competed against […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

29

Why has Spanish Tennis Declined?

Several years ago at the US Open I was in the media center interview cubicle when Tommy Robredo was asked about why Spanish tennis was struggling to produce top caliber ATP stars after Rafael Nadal. Robredo revealed an interesting theory. The 37-year-old former World no. 5 who turned pro in 1998, made some interesting revelations. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/19

25

Money, Innovations For Lower Ranked, Struggling Pros

By Scoop Malinowski One of the big issues in pro tennis now is that only the top 150 earn enough income to be successful pros and that lower ranked, struggling competitors in the Futures and Challengers deserve more money for their world class talents. Nobody wants to give up their piece of the pie, not […] Continue to read full article...

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“Your goal shouldn’t be to be a great junior player,” said Francisco Montana, 49, who held No. 1 USTA rankings in the juniors from ages 12-18, “it should be to become a great player.” Montana is a teaching pro now at the Royal Palms Tennis Club in Miami and I met up with him in […] Continue to read full article...

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