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Jun/24

7

Court Rules Zverev Innocent

In 2022 the rotten tennis media mob spearheaded by Ben Rothenberg launched a vicious smear campaign against Novak Djokovic and tried to destroy him mentally and end his career – they failed. In 2021-2024 the same rotten media hate mob targeted Alexander Zverev for their next character assassination victim – yesterday they failed again. Zverev […] 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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Apr/24

28

Qiang Wang Returns

Former WTA no. 12 Qiang Wang of China has returned to pro tennis competition after over a year off and marriage. Best known for beating Serena Williams at Australian Open 2020, the 32 year old Wang resumed her career in late January in Hua Hin, Thailand but was beaten by Xiyu Wang 61 61. Not […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

29

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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Nov/23

1

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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Oct/23

26

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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Aug/23

9

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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Jul/23

3

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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