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Jan/24

6

Sander Groen: First And Last Pro Matches

By Scoop Malinowski After a few years hiatus, I am resuming the old feature asking former pro players ATP and WTA if they remember their first and last professional matches. Here is former Dutch ATP player Sander Groen, who helped Roger Federer win his first ATP title in Segovia, Spain in doubles… First Professional Match: […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

26

Looks Like Ryan Harrison Is Done

Former top American prospect Ryan Harrison appears to have ended his ATP career. The Roland Garros doubles champion of 2017 has not played on the ATP World Tour since early August at Cary, NC Challenger where he lost in the second round of qualies to Australian Blake Ellis 36 63 46. The 31 year old […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski No entity can cover all statistical data in tennis. There’s simply too much to compile. One category that is never discussed is, Which player has had the most partners in doubles history? Sander Groen did some research and believes he may be holding a unique world record: Over the course of 27 […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

14

Sinner Wins ATP Fan Favorite Award But…

Jannik Sinner, champion of four ATP titles this year, was announced the ATP Fan Favorite award winner for 2023. The Italian ended the longtime ATP Fan Favorite reign of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Federer won the award nineteen consecutive times from 2003 to 2021, Nadal won last year. The selection of Sinner is curious […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

7

Watching Rick Leach In Action

By Scoop Malinowski The Longboat Key Public Tennis Center experienced a monumental moment this month, For the first time a former Grand Slam champion and world no. 1 in professional tennis competed on the courts. The rare spectacle happened at the ITF Longboat Key Super Senior tournament in the first week of this month. Rick […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

6

Biofile Francisco Rocha Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 717. Played for Middle Tennessee State University. DOB: October 4, 1999 In: Porto, Portugal Ht: 6-2 Wt: 180 First Memory Of Tennis: When I was ten I was trying out different sports and my mom (Marta) and dad (Jorge) always liked tennis. They were like, Why don’t you try […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

4

Medjedovic Wins Next Gen Title

By Scoop Malinowski It’s fascinating how Novak Djokovic seems to be involved in all the most inspiring real stories in tennis lately, from smashing records, changing the system to benefit lower ranked, struggling players, to supporting a young talent aspiring pro player who is short on budget. Serbia has another prodigious young tennis talent named […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/23

1

Nadal Will Return In Brisbane

Rafael Nadal, currently ranked 663 in the world, will make his return to the ATP World Tour in Brisbane in the first week of January 2024. Nadal’s match record in 2023 is 1-3. He lost both matches at United Cup, both in three sets to Cam Norrie and Alex deMinaur. Then at Australian Open, Nadal […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/23

28

Is Donald Young At The Finish Line?

Former American teen prodigy Donald Young may have reached the finish line of his fine professional tennis career. The 34 year old former 2017 Roland Garros doubles finalist is currently ranked 1087. His most recent match was in late September at Charleston Challenger where he lost in the first round of qualies to Thai-Son Kwiatkowski […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/23

22

NEXT GEN Finals Field

The NEXT GEN Finals will be contested Nov. 28-Dec 2 at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah Here are the eight qualifying competitors… Arthur Fils France Luca Van Assche France Dominic Stricker Switzerland Alex Michelsen USA Flavio Cobolli Italy Hamad Medjedovic Serbia Luca Nardi Italy Abedallah Shelbayh Jordan Here are the former NEXT GEN champions 2017 […] Continue to read full article...

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