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Dec/22

5

Nick Bollettieri Now In Paradise

By Scoop Malinowski There is something poetic about Nick Bollettieri passing away at age 91 right after the conclusion of the 2022 Eddie Herr tournament played at the academy he founded and built into a colossus. My two stand out memories of Nick are doing a telephone Biofile with him one afternoon in 1992 (my […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

22

Andre, Monica Reach Out To Ailing Bollettieri

By Scoop Malinowski Hall of Fame tennis innovator, coach, and academy founder Nick Bollettieri has been ailing recently but his spirits have been lifted by the the contacts of two of his most prolific proteges. Larry Denyes, a former coach at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and longtime friend shared this information today: “I went […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

23

Bollettieri Health Update

As some of you may have heard, our friend and tennis legend, Nick Bollettieri has some health issues.  He is currently in the care of hospice, immobile and most likely will remain bedridden.  Bob Farrance spends some time with him each day at Nick’s residence and I went to see Nick the other day.  Any […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/22

2

Should I Do A Bollettieri Academy Book?

By Scoop Malinowski I have considered it for years because so many various people associated with Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy have told me so many stories which I find fascinating and colorful. The “Love Means Zero” doumentary film was very good but it didn’t capture the essence of this historic landmark world renowned chunk of […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/22

19

His Name Is Agassi

By Scoop Malinowski Andre Agassi mania had a profound impact on America. The former world no. 1 and Grand Slam king was such an inspiring, exciting figure around the world, some parents even named their boys not Andre, but “Agassi.” There’s a trio of Agassis in the UTR directory of tennis players with the best […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

15

Donnay Raquets Still In Business

I played with my friend Shlomo yesterday at my red clay club in Packanack Lake Tennis Club. Part of the workout was to test the old 1990 Donnay Cobalt WST racquet which I recently bought in a thrift store. The racquet felt special, powerful. flexible and maneuverable enough to go for winners off the first […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

13

Did Andre Agassi Play The Greatest Tennis?

My declaration that Daniil Medvedev played the greatest tennis match performance in yesterday’s US Open final vs Novak Djokovic, has sparked an interesting array of differing opinions. Henry Mandeville believes that Andre Agassi. not Medvedev, Federer, Djokovic, Safin, Nadal, Laver, Borg, Sampras or McEnroe has played the highest level of tennis ever seen. “Agassi was […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

23

Three Funny Tennis Tales

1.) A Florida newspaper tennis columnist arranged to do a participatory journalism feature about returning – or rather trying to return Mark Philippousis’s serve at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in the 1990’s when the mighty Aussie had the biggest serve in the game. Not surprisingly the reporter couldn’t even touch the serve. On the […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

20

Jim Brown’s Favorite Tennis Players

I was lucky to do a Biofile with the NFL great running back Jim Brown in 1999 and was surprised, not only to learn he likes tennis, but who some of his favorite tennis players are. Brown was an NFL Hall of Fame running back for Cleveland Browns from 1957-1965 and also a successful Hollywood […] Continue to read full article...

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Jim Courier has said that if you take away the serve of Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi was the better player. It’s a curious game to play this fantasy mix and matching of the weapons of great champions. But in the end it’s silly. If Frank Bruno had Mike Tyson’s punching power… If Marcelo Rios had […] Continue to read full article...

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