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Nov/21

23

How about an #OLDGEN Tournament?

The ATP #NEXTGEN innovation tournament has been an outstanding success. The tennis industry, fans, media, and business side have all embraced the year-end showcase event which spotlights the young pro players 22 and under. This year’s fourth edition featured 18 year old Carlos Alcaraz top Sebi Korda in the thrilling final. Alcaraz joins Jannik Sinner, […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

20

Kozlov Clinches Australian Open Wildcard

As JJ Wolf’s forehand volley sailed long on the third match point, Stefan Kozlov’s roar and leap was a mixture of relief, celebration and the thrill of breaking new territory in his ATP career. Kozlov’s 62 63 win today in the Champaign, Illinois Challenger semifinal winner-take-all match vs Wolf means it’s Kozlov – and not […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

10

Andrei Kozlov Discusses Stefan’s 2021 Revival

After losing at US Open qualies in the first round, suddenly Kozlov has ignited to perform some of the best tennis of his life. Kozlov just won his second ATP Challenger title since the middle of September – Charlottesville this past Sunday, Columbus (and also a Las Vegas final). For a former junior phenom who […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

7

Djokovic vs Medvedev Paris Final Analysis

This Paris Indoor final was very important for Novak Djokovic for many reasosn but most of all to regain the mental edge from Daniil Medvedev after the US Open. Today’s clash of tennis titans promised to be a bitter struggle between no. 1 and 2 and it lived up to expectations. Djokovic immediately fell down […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

7

Bad Boys In Tennis

The ATP has cultivated a squeaky clean image nowadays. So you may not realize there have been some real bad boys in tennis, both on and off the court… Did you know there’s an Aussie tradition that if an Aussie makes the Wimbledon final, the night before the final he must go to Center Court […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

5

Who Is James Duckworth?

I have never considered to do a Biofile interview with James Duckworth or to even taken a photograph of him at any pro tournaments I’ve covered. I have never had a conversation with any fellow tennis observer about James Duckworth and I have never heard any friends or fans mention his name. Because he’s one […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

31

Cilic Shows He’s A “Vicious Competitor”

If you watched the finale of the St. Pete final between Marin Cilic and Taylor Fritz, you saw the difference in their body language and facial expression down the home stretch of the third set. Cilic was down 15-40 on serve in the 3-4 game but came back and won it. He showed a more […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

27

ATP #PASTGEN Not Ready To Fade Away Just Yet

These well known, veteran players are still out there on the pro tennis circuit, not quite ready to announce retirement – or just stop playing… Ivo Karlovic was supposed to hang it up at US Open and then Indian Wells but he still has not officially retired at age 42 and last week was practicing […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

25

Murray Has Received Twelve Wildcards in 2021 But…

Andy Murray is a wildcard machine in 2021, so far the 34 year old Brit has asked for and received 12 wildcards – in Vienna, Antwerp, Indian Wells, San Diego, Metz, US Open, Winston-Salem, Cincy, Wimbledon, Queens, Rotterdam, Montpellier starting in February. In February in Montpellier (loss to Gerasimov 76 61), Murray’s ranking was 121. […] Continue to read full article...

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Feliciano Lopez has played in 78 consecutive Grand Slam main draws, dating all the way back to Roland Garros 2002, but the lefty Spaniard’s historic run is in severe jeopardy of ending at the 2022 Australian Open. The just turned 40 Lopez’s singles ranking has falled to a current 109 which would leave him out […] Continue to read full article...

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