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Raducanu Routed By Carle In Madrid

Emma Raducanu suffered another crushing loss in Madrid first round, a 62 62 drubbing from unheralded Maria Carle of Argentina. Carle is largely unknown by tennis observers as she was a good though undersized ITF junior (finished at no. 9 in the world) without a major weapon other than a feisty, fighting spirit. Carle played […] Continue to read full article...

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David Nalbandian Tribute

The only man to beat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic in the same tournament was David Nalbandian. The Argentine marvel won eleven career ATP singles titles and over $11m in prize money. Roberto Salazar Luconi coached Nalbandian for several months in Florida and shared some interesting insights about the boy who developed into the no. 3 […] Continue to read full article...

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When Batistuta Met Djokovic

Argentina’s soccer legend Gabriel Batistuta recently was in Serbia and made a point to visit the Novak Djokovic Tennis Center in Belgrade. Even better, Batistuta was fortunate to meet the man himself. Regarded as one of the greatest strikers in soccer history, the 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year was thrilled to meet Djokovic. […] Continue to read full article...

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The Loss That “Killed” Sabatini

By Scoop Malinowski Some sensational wins can change a career and change a player’s mentality from an also-ran to a lion. Conversely, certain devastating losses can be so traumatic they haunt a player forever. Roger Federer surely is still bothered by blowing the two championship points in the 2019 Wimbledon final vs arch rival Novak […] Continue to read full article...

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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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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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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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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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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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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: I really like how Chino Ríos plays, and Andre Agassi also attracts my attention. […] Continue to read full article...

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