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Aug/21

17

Murray Believes Medvedev and Alcazar Will Be No. 1

Former ATP world no. 1 Andy Murray sees a couple young players who have all the right moves and attributes to someday accomplish the top ranking. “Of the current ones Medvedev would be the guy I would expect to get there first,” Murray told ATP.com this week. “I think maybe he will need to be […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

15

Gasquet vs Verdasco: An Interesting Rivaly

Tennis rivalries can evolve in the most unpredictable and odd directions. And one that caught my eye is the unique head to head series of Richard Gasquet and Fernando Verdasco. Their first match was in 2004 In Buenos Aires, won by the 18 year old Gasquet over the 20 year old lefty from Spain 26 […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/21

2

How Newcombe’s Fake Injury Tricked Smith in Wimbledon Final

Faking or exaggerating or embellishing an injury or ache or pain in a major final is an effective, proven method to help increase a player’s chances of winning a Grand Slam or Olympic gold medal. Want examples? Belinda Bencic called a timeout for a big toe blister at 4-3 up in the third set of […] Continue to read full article...

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The disturbing recent trend of major sports champions suddenly quitting in the face of adversity of high pressure competition – as demonstrated by Naomi Osaka pulling out of Wimbledon and Roland Garros and Simone Biles dropping out of the Olympic gymnastics competitions – was addressed by ATP world no. 1 Novak Djokovic today. “Without pressure […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

28

Zane Khan ATP Journey Continues

By Christopher Begg Part 3 in our special series progression update of 19 year old American Zane Khan, currently ranked at a career high ATP 459 from coach Chris Begg… Since springtime, Zane has spent some time improving his game, recovering from small injuries, and competing in tournaments across the globe. Our calendar has been […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

26

Memories of Jeff Borowiak

Jeff Borowiak was a top 20 player in the ATP Golden Era of the 1970’s and 80’s. He turned pro in 1968, won the NCAA title as the first singles player for UCLA in 1970 (Jimmy Connors played the third slot) and later the six-foot, four inch native of Berkeley, CA would win five ATP […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

20

Tursunov Took Shots at Roger in Facing Federer book

Former ATP champion Dmitri Tursunov is an interesting, free spirited character, bold enough to take some veiled shots at the God of Tennis Roger Federer and even his swooning fan base. In the book “Facing Federer: Symposium of a Champion”, the seven time ATP singles champion Tursunov took repeated shots at Federer’s aura and mystique, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

20

Biofile Walter Redondo Interview

Status: Former ATP no. 226. Reached round of 16 in Wimbledon doubles. Now a successful artist and sculptor in San Diego. DOB: June 14, 1958 In: San Diego, CA First Tennis Memory: I have so many amazing memories. The time I realized I wanted to be a professional tennis player. When I was watching Rod […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

16

Sampras Says Too Many Good Players Is A Detriment

Pistol Pete Sampras, winner of fourteen Grand Slam singles titles, believes the ATP World Tour does not benefit from having an abundance of super tennis players. Too much talent is actually a detriment for professional tennis. “What has hurt the men’s game is there are too many good players,” said Sampras. “What sells sport today? […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

5

Serbia Croatia Has Taken Over The ATP

Not only is Serbian super champion Novak Djokovic reigning supreme over the ATP right now in singles but the top team in ATP doubles is from neighboring Croatia. Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic are the number one seeds at Wimbledon. Pavic is the no. 1 ranked ATP doubles player at the moment and Mektic is […] Continue to read full article...

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