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May/21

30

Biofile Maria Kirilenko Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former WTA tennis player reached a career high ranking of 10. Won six WTA singles titles and 12 in doubles. Won bronze medal in doubles for Russia in 2012 Olympics. Reached finals of French Open and AO in doubles. Last competed in 2014. Turned pro in 2001. Ht: 5-8Ā  Wt: 127 […] 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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Feb/21

25

Qiang Wang must hate doubles

Qiang Wang is ranked no. 35 in the world in singles and a player dangerous enough to have defeated Serena Williams in a Grand Slam, which she did in 2020 at the Australian Open. Wang was once ranked 12 in the world in singles in 2019), the second highest ranked Chinese player ever, after Li […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

14

Can Dominic Thiem Conquer Australia?

It is fair to say that it took Dominic Thiem a few years to find his feet in tennisā€™ big four tournaments. Early exits and disappointing results from the Grand Slams were a regular occurrence for the diligent Austrian before he first made his breakthrough. In fact, even when he was making progress at Roland […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

11

Biofile: Stefan Edberg Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Tennis Hall of Famer won two Australian Opens (1985, 1987), two Wimbledons (1988, 1990) and two US Open titles (1991, 1992). Ht: 6-2 Wt: 170 DOB: January 19, 1966 In: Vastervik, Sweden Childhood Heroes: “Bjorn Borg. He was always interesting to me. He did very well at the time. A great […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

14

adidas adizero Ubersonic 2 is an Ace shoe

Tennis shoes just keep getting better and better. adidas has achieved tennis footwear perfection with the new adizero Ubersonic 2, a brilliant creation of footwear machinery. Everything feels just right – low to ground feel, very comfortable, excellent grip and traction, and the look of the shoe can’t be beat. Clean white, black sole is […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/20

22

Close Encounter with Michael Mmoh on Longboat Key

I just finished playing at Bayfront Park at 3 on Longboat Key and was stretching around my scooter when I spotted a blacked out BMW door open and a girl got out and walked over to ask the four college age kids on the courts when they would be done. They kindly replied that they […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/18

5

Gulbis Resurfaces in Sofia

gulbmem By Scoop Malinowski Ernests Gulbis recently lost to a player ranked 529 in the world. That's right, the former Roland Garros semifinalist in 2014 lost in three sets 46 36 16 to Benjamin Hassan at the Koblenz Challenger in January. But if you thought the Latvian veteran might be finished at the ATP level, you are wrong. The 29-year-old Gulbis, now ranked 199 in singles, has qualified for the Sofia main draw by beating Lorenzo Sonego 76 67 76 and Florian Mayer 64 61 in qualifying. Continue to read full article...

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Oct/17

6

Adidas Barricades Inspire An Epic Win

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By Scoop Malinowski I would guesstimate my friend Mike has called me easily about twenty times after losing to the same old 69 year old warhorse. Maybe twenty five times. The story was the same every time... "We split sets then he won the tiebreaker..." Continue to read full article...

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Aug/17

7

My Top Seven All Time Favorite Tennis Shoes

peteIn the last 25 years, the tennis shoe has exploded in creativity and diversity of different models. Each year, each footwear company produces new models, modified and enhanced from the previous years. The days of the simple and long-lasting Stan Smiths or Nike Bruins or Slazengers are long gone. You can go to a web site distributor like Tennis Warehouse and choose from literally hundreds of different tennis shoes. Recently I've been wondering and asking players what their all time favorite tennis shoes are. I decided to do my own list. Here it is...     3. The Nike Air Oscillate I loved the sleek, simple white look of the Oscillates and they must have been special because Pete Sampras seemed to wear them for over a half decade, never asking Nike to upgrade or modify, which is unusual today in that Nike is constantly changing and altering and creating new footwear models for Rafa and Roger. Ā Fantasic, solid shoe. I bought at least ten pairs of Oscillates. Continue to read full article...

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