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Biofile: Lloyd Harris Interview

Status: ATP no. 94. Ht: 6-4 Wt: 176 DOB: February 24, 1997 In: Cape Town, South Africa First Tennis Memory: Sitting next to the court and watching my parents play and getting a chopped up racquet that was sawed in half because I was about two and a half years old. And just trying to […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Damir Dzumhur Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 93. Winner of three career ATP singles titles. Highest ranking in singles was 23 in July of 2018. Ht: 5-9 Wt: 150 DOB: May 20, 1992 In: Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina First Tennis Memory: My father already had a tennis club when I was a young kid. I was just three […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: John Paul Fruttero

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP doubles ranking is 221. Best singles ranking was 183 in 2005, best doubles ranking was 83 in 2012. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 180 DOB: April 30, 1981 In: Montebello, CA First Tennis Memory: My father put a little rope between the car and the tree with a little net. And I […] Continue to read full article...

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Loving Rome

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By Aaron
We have been fortunate as a family to travel to many tournaments outside of our home base of New York. We have been to the French Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Newport, Madrid,  Monte Carlo and Montreal. With that said we found Rome to be our favorite destination for a tennis expedition. I traveled there in 2018 with my brothers my son and daughter.
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Who Will Replace Gimelstob on ATP Board?

By Scoop Malinowski Now the tennis establishment is finally beginning to express rejection, displeasure and disgust of Justin Gimelstob's indefensible vicious assault on Randall Kaplan which should have already initiated his ouster. Lleyton Hewitt, Amelie Mauresmo, Andy Murray, Darren Cahill, Martina Navratilova have all communicated their belief that Gimelstob has to be replaced on the ATP Board of Directors. Continue to read full article...




“To protect the politics of the sport”

By Scoop Malinowski While pro tennis shines on the court with sensational tennis action from the likes of Roger Federer, Yoshihito Nishioka, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Naomi Osaka, Bianca Andreescu, Felix Auger-Aliassime, there are some worrying activities happening behind the scenes. The ATP Board of Directors just fired popular ATP Executive Chairman and President Chris Kermode who presided over successful years at the helm, a move that has ignited controversy and concern. Was it a power play to install a new boss with hidden motives and agendas? Continue to read full article...



Gimelstob Votes Today On Kermode’s Future

Justin Gimelstob took a leave of absence from the Tennis Channel to face a felony battery charge (an ongoing process) but he continues with his duties as an ATP board member and will today cast a vote on the future of Chris Kermode. Dreadful look for tennis. Continue to read full article...

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Which players do the pros cheer for?

About ten years ago I got the idea to ask several WTA and ATP players at the US Open who would they cheer for if they were not in the tournament? Who would they like to see win? Here are the interesting results of the unofficial poll. Should I do another one of these at Miami Open? Danai Udomchoke: "I could imagine the picture of Roger Federer capturing the trophy, I want him to make the record. I want him to win the French Open also. He's a good guy. He's a very good guy. (You know him a long time?) Yes. Because we are same age and then we play junior together. Once I play him, but in doubles, when we were like 16 or 17. He won. He's a very nice guy. He talk to everyone and he remember everyone." Continue to read full article...

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Toni Nadal Envisions 2019 Djokovic Collapse

By Scoop Malinowski Rafael Nadal's Uncle Toni made some more curious comments last week, hinting he knew Djokovic would snap out of his two year slump in 2018 but could enter another tailspin year in 2019, even saying the Serbian superpower could be "finished." Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Karen Khachanov

By Scoop Malinowski
Status: ATP no. 11. Has won titles this year in Paris, Marseille and Moscow. HT: 6-6 WT: 194 DOB: May 21, 1996 In: Moscow, Russia First Tennis Memory: I remember how I first start to play tennis with my first coach in Moscow. When I was a kid I was doing a lot of exercises. Then we went to summer camp. Those are my young age memories. Tennis Inspirations: As in favorite player? Yes my favorite players were Marat Safin and Juan Martin Del Potro while I was growing up. Continue to read full article...

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