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Jun/21

10

Is Djokovic Ready To Unleash His Crazy?

Last year’s Roland Garros final was a dud. Rafael Nadal came out grunting and snarling right from the outset of the match, playing the first points like not only championship point but as if his LIFE was at stake, while Novak Djokovic commenced the duel too calm, composed and like a boxer carefully trying to […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

3

Media vs Player Controntations

In almost three decades of being a part of the professional tennis media, I can only think of a few reporter/player confrontations. Another reporter/colleague told me that Pancho Gonzales had to be restrained by his brother from attacking a reporter after an offensive question at Wimbledon. He didn’t specify the question but the story is […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

2

Facing Novak Djokovic

By Scoop Malinowski Novak Djokovic has played a higher level of tennis, above and beyond the great Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The Serbian marvel hasn’t lost to Federer in a Grand Slam since Wimbledon 2012 and he leads their head to head 27-23. Djokovic also leads Nadal in head to head duels 29-28 and […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

28

One Point Can Alter A Career

At the Orange Bowl in December, Arthur Fils, a sixteen year old from France, was down match point in the first round but managed to turn the tables on the American player and eventually won 36 75 62. Fils proceeded to win the prestigious Orange Bowl. After his big triumph, Fils played one more ITF […] Continue to read full article...

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In the summer of 1995 Marcelo Rios was 19 years old and rising up the ranks. He had won his first ATP title in Bologna in May (defeated Marcelo Filippini) which shot his ranking up from 69 and into the top 50 to 49. Rios lost second round at Roland Garros to Alberto Berasategui (after […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

20

#NextGen Focus: Zane Khan

American 19-year old Zane Khan has made a significant move up the rankings this year, including a hot streak of winning 14 out of 15 ITF matches, two ITF titles and his best career win at Orlando Challenger. One of his coaches, Christopher Begg, shares insights about the former top ten ITF junior’s progression… By […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

15

Playing In Yoxoi Performance Attire

By Scoop Malinowski A couple of years ago the clean, classy white attire of Daniel Evans caught my eye. The logo was hard to read on TV, so I gave up trying to figure out what exactly the talented British player was wearing. Evans kept achieving winning results and at the Delray Beach Open a […] Continue to read full article...

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It goes without saying that Roger Federer is already one of the greatest, if not the greatest tennis players to grace us with his presence. The Swiss giant has had a career like no other and even though he is late in his 30s and is close to retiring, he keeps showing us that age […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

1

The Unexpected Win Syndrome

We touched on this topic in the past, when an out of form, low on confidence player suddenly and unexpectedly sparks him or herself into a surprise victory, such as Agassi at Wimbledon, Goran at Wimbledon, Karatsev’s semi at AO for just three examples. Well here’s another example of the “Unexpected Win Syndrome”, from Johan […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

11

Facing Jimbo

A bunch of tennis players discuss what it was like to play Jimmy Connors… The American tennis icon was ATP world no. 1 for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from 1974 to 1977 and a career total of 268 weeks. He is the first male player to be No. 1 for more than 200 weeks. […] Continue to read full article...

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