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ATP world no. 15 Diego Schwartaman suffered one of the most shocking defeats in tennis history as he lost to a virtual unknown junior in the Davis Cup tie in Buenos Aires last week. 29 year old Schwartzman, who has beaten Rafael Nadal in Rome and reached the semis of Roland Garros in 2020 and quarterfinals […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

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The Man Who Beat Marcelo Rios In His Final Match

The illustrious career of Marcelo Rios came to a conclusion on April 5, 2004 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Rios was just 28 years old but his body was breaking down. After a disastrous 2003 which saw Rios lose in the first round at Roland Garros, and miss AO, Wimbledon and US Open, the former […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

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Nalbandian On Facing Fedalkovic

David Nalbandian achieved remarkable success vs Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, stinging the legendary ATP trio with several painful losses. The Argentine wizard accomplished a career 11-20 record vs Fedalkovic. Most memorably, Nalbandian beat Federer from two sets down in the 2005 Masters Cup, now named the ATP Nitto World Tour Finals. He […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

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Marcelo Rios Salutes Maradona

Marcelo Rios was touched and inspired by a personal visit from Diego Maradona – and the tennis great saluted Argentina’s soccer hero who passed away today at age 60. In an Instagram post, Rios revealed how he first met the soccer legend, it was after a Davis Cup match vs. Javier Frana in Argentina in […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

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Vilas Film On Netflix

It’s one of the best tennis films I ever saw, among the elite pantheon of cinematic tennis masterpices – Love Means Zero, French Open 1981, The Journeyman. Vilas, now showing on Netflix is a fascinating tale about the illustrious career of Guillermo Vilas and the quest of his friend/journalist Eduardo Puppo to alter ATP history […] Continue to read full article...

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May/20

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Biofile: Guillermo Coria Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: 2004 Roland Garros finalist. Reached no. 3 in the world rankings. Won nine career ATP singles titles, eight on clay. Retired in 2009. Ht: 5-9  Wt: 143 Born On: January 13, 1982  In: Rufino, Argentina Childhood Heroes: Agassi. Nicknames: El Mago – Magic. Chino – Chinese. Pre-Match Feeling: Before the match, […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/20

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Biofile: Guillermo Vilas Interview

I did this Biofile interview with Vilas at US Open in 2005. It’s on page 107 in my “Facing Guillermo Vilas” book which is available at amazon for $9.99… The BIOFILE Guillermo Vilas By Scoop Malinowski Status: Hall of Fame tennis great. Born On: August 17, 1952   In: Mar del Plata, Argentina Childhood Heroes: “Rod Laver, […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/20

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Book Excerpt: Facing Guillermo Vilas

I remember when I decided to start working on a Facing Guillermo Vilas project – Miami Open at the Key Biscayne site, just outside the main stadium. Two years ago. I remember it was morning, early in the day. Gosh, the memories of just being on the grounds at Crandon Park are uplifting. What a […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/19

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Sneak Peak: Facing Guillermo Vilas Book

On a whim two years ago in Miami I decided to ask some players for their memories of Facing Guillermo Vilas. The only intention was to create a feature for this site about what it was like to play the former champion of Forest Hills and Roland Garros, who many believe was the world’s best […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/18

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Biofile: Gaston Gaudio Interview

Gaston Gaudio RG 2005.jpg By Scoop Malinowski Status: 2004 Roland Garros champion. Holds career wins over Safin, Hewitt, Agassi, Albert Costa, Moya, Ferrero, Corretja and Kafelnikov. Winner of eight career titles. Ht: 5-9 Wt: 155 Born On: December 9, 1978 In: Buenos Aires, Argentina Childhood Heroes: Boris Becker was my hero when I was pretty young. Then when I start to play tennis professional, I don't have anyone. Continue to read full article...

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