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Verdasco May Have Called It Quits

Former Australian Open semifinalist and top ten force, Fernando Verdasco has not won a meaningful match in years. The 40 year old lefthander has been grinding it out in 2023, trying to achieve one last hurrah on the ATP World Tour. But Verdasco was not able to revive his game or career and plummeted down […] Continue to read full article...

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It Looks Like Gulbis Has Departed The ATP

By Scoop Malinowski Without any fanfare or fancy farewells, it appears a former ATP star has departed the professional tennis tour. Former top ten and Roland Garros semifinalist Ernests Gulbis has not played a pro match since early February, a 61 26 76 Davis Cup match win vs. Israel’s Daniel Cukierman. In the doubles of […] Continue to read full article...

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Former WTA No. 6 Explains Raducanu’s Plight

Former WTA no. 6 Bettina Bunge skyrocketed up the rankings after turning pro in 1978 at age fifteen she was ranked 150 in the world and four years later she was in the semifinals of Wimbledon and ranked in the top 10. Bunge explained the perils of achieving early success. “It can go so quickly. […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski One of the most memorable, unscripted light-hearted Grand Slam moments happened at 1996 Wimbledon semifinals in a duel between Steffi Graf and Kimiko Date. Graf won the first set 62 but was down 24 in the second set. While serving ahead 40-15, and about to serve a first serve to try to […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski When Jessica Pegula turned pro in 2009 at age fifteen, you didn’t hear a lot about her as a highly touted, top American prospect. But she evolved into the best American female player and currently sits at no. 3 in the world in singles and no. 2 in doubles. She has won […] Continue to read full article...

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Felix Flop Continues in Toronto

One of the major surprises of 2023 has been the bizarre struggles of Felix Auger-Aliassime. The one highly-touted future champion lost yesterday at the National Bank Open Toronto ATP 1000 to Max Purcell 64 64. It’s the fifth first match loss in a row for the 22 year old who is ranked 12 in the […] Continue to read full article...

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Wimbledon Notebook

It’s ten years since since Novak Djokovic last lost a match on centre court at Wimbledon. It’s now been a decade since Novak last lost to Rafa in a match outside of clay. Elina Svitolina has signed a contract to wear adidas after a short stint wearing a Ukrainian brand called Paka. Nick Kyrgios on […] Continue to read full article...

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Desperate Verdasco Fighting For ATP Survival

Former ATP star Fernando Verdasco is 39 now and ranked 338 but he’s desperately trying to revive his tennis career. This weekend he got a wildcard into qualies in Mallorca on grass but lost to Pavel Kotov 61 76.Mallorca was the eleventh tournament Verdasco has played this year. Last weekend he got into Parma main […] Continue to read full article...

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Tsitsipas Feels Spirituality On Clay

It’s a different tennis experience to play on red clay compared to hard court, carpet and grass and world no. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas describes the process in his own original terms. “It’s a cleansing of the soul,” said the former 2021 Roland Garros finalist and semifinalist. “It’s just like a knife. You let the old […] Continue to read full article...

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Felix Explains Why He Hired Uncle Toni

So far the union of Felix Auger-Aliassime and Uncle Toni Nadal has not yet produced a Grand Slam title. The duo are now in their third season together as a team. I will share these old archive quotes from Felix about why he originally decided to work with Nadal… “We’ve been working since December (2020). […] Continue to read full article...

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