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Watch this video interview two weeks ago with Bernard Tomic and ask yourself if you have ever seen a more normal, sane, honest, regular young man in professional tennis? Tomic has taken a lot of heat for his extreme honesty about his confidence issues and career frustrations. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

26

Will the ATP Balance of Power Ever Shift?

  By Scoop Malinowski Double Australian Open champion Johan Kriek is puzzled. He can't understand why the Big Three of men's tennis are still dominating the sport. "The changing of the guard has happened on the WTA. Naomi Osaka is the new superstar and a couple of “supporting actors” are pushing past the former champions now. That is great for WTA tennis. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

26

AO Triumph: Naomi Osaka Establishing Domination

By Scoop Malinowski Naomi Osaka wasn't satisfied with winning her first Grand Slam major title at the US Open last summer so she went out and won another. Last night Osaka survived a spirited surge by Petra Kvitova who escaped three match points in the second set to force a deciding third set. But Osaka dug deep and proved again she is a super champion with some original attributes, prevailing 76 57 64. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

25

The New Nadal

Rafael Nadal has transformed himself into a new form of a tennis demolition machine and this one may be more destructive than the previous one. Nadal is playing more aggressive tennis this year, attempting to end the points earlier now with laser beam forehands down the line and the backhand is also blasted with more […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

22

AO: Serena Shows Class of Champion In Defeat

By Scoop Malinowski Serena Williams had control of the AO quarterfinal, 46 64 51 and match points from a semifinal showdown with rival Naomi Osaka. But then Serena faltered and lost six straight games to bow out of the tournament and the much-anticipated revenge match versus her nemesis, Osaka. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

21

AO Upset: Raonic Smashes Zverev

By Louise Belcourt Just a day after the tennis world was rocked by monumental wins for two under 22 year old men (Tiafoe & Tsitsipas) at the Australian Open, 21 year old Zverev continued his grand slam disappointment. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

20

Tsitsipas Dethrones King Federer

By Jayita A. Belcourt In a day of upsets that saw Sharapova, Kerber, Cilic and Dimitrov ousted from competition, the trend continued with 14th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas leading the charge in the most monumental wins of the tournament. Taking down tennis great, Roger Federer 6-7 (11-13), 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 7-5 (7-5) in 3 hours 45 minutes, the 20- year old sensationally booked his spot in the quarter-finals. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

20

AO Barty Party Sends Sharapova Home

By Louise Belcourt Outside of Australia one may wonder who Ashleigh Barty, also known as Ash Barty “Party”, is. But today, the Australian finally announced herself to the tennis world with a hard fought, tactically brilliant win over 5-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

19

Federer Frustrates Fritz

By Louise Belcourt Roger Federer’s scintillating Australian Open defence continued in glorious fashion with a straight sets 3rd round victory over young American Taylor Fritz 6-2 7-5 6-2. In just under 1 hour 30 minutes the world number 3 frustrated and outfoxed the 21 year old. Fritz fresh off a great 4 set win over the 30th seed Gael Monfils was given a tennis lesson by the 37 year old defending champion. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

18

Rafa vs Berdych: A 15-Year Rivalry

Rafael Nadal will take on a resurgent Tomas Berdych in the fourth round of AO. Rafa leads the extensive rivalry 19-4 though he lost three of their first four meetings. Continue to read full article...

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