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Jan/23

31

Jack Sock Has New Coach But Loses Again

Jack Sock opened his 2023 ATP season with a new coach but did not achieve the result he hoped for. Sock was defeated by American wildcard teenage Alex Michelsen 76 64 in the first round of Cleveland Challenger. Michelsen is 18 years old and ranked 526. Sock is 30 years old and currently ranked 138. […] Continue to read full article...

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Fans of men’s singles tennis have been spoiled over the past decade and a half with the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray battling it out on the court and creating some epic tennis matches. Federer has hung up his racket, while Djokovic (35), Nadal (36), and the injury-plagued Murray […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

30

What was Rafael Nadal’s Defining Moment?

By Scoop Malinowski New York Daily News columnist recently asserted the 2021 Australian Open final was the defining moment of Rafael Nadal’s illustrious career… “Nadal vs. Medvedev. Australian final. Match of the year. As much a defining moment of Rafa’s career as anything he ever did against Federer or Djokovic. Who Rafa is and what […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

16

Tragic Nadal Says He’s “Gonna Die” Trying To Win

By Scoop Malinowski One of the most alarming and astounding quotes in the tennis world was said this week by Rafael Nadal regarding his ambition – or obsession – to once again compete at the highest level of performance that he possibly can. “I don’t know if I’m going to reach that level again. But […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

6

Rune Conquers Paris And Djokovic

By Scoop Malinowski In a stunning display of sensational tennis, Holger Rune announced himself as a mighty force to be reckoned with for many years to come on the ATP World Tour. Certain matches are so important and impacting that they are a portent of the future – think Federer vs Sampras 1 at Wimbledon […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/22

31

Biofile Arthur Fils Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP 308. French teenager just beat Fabio Fognini 63 36 64 to qualify for Paris Indoors main draw. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 180 DOB: June 12, 2004 In: France First Tennis Memory: When I was young I was on court with my dad (Jean Emanuel Fils) teaching me how to play tennis. […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/22

5

When Nadal Semi-Challenged Equal Prize Money

I found a stunning video clip this week where Rafael Nadal was asked in Spanish about why men earn more money in tennis than women. Nadal replied with a very interesting answer: “I don’t know. I don’t know what it is based on in soccer, in golf or modeling. Why do women earn more than […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

26

The Mystery Of The Babolat Aero On Route 80

By Scoop Malinowski On the way to a singles match at my tennis club my eyes were arrested by a surprise sight on the side of the road on the shoulder lane of Interstate 80 sat a Babolat Aero tennis racquet. The brightly colored black and yellow instrument presumably was thrown out of a car […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

19

Biofile Alejandro Tabilo Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 70. Ht: 6-2 Wt: 165 DOB: June 2, 1997 In: Toronto, Ontario First Tennis Memory: Going after school. My dad picked me up with my brother and we’d both go hit in the park and my dad would feed me some balls. I would really enjoy that. After school […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

2

Kenin Eager To Revive Career in DC

By Scoop Malinowski In 2020 Sofia Kenin beat Garbine Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam title at Australian Open. She also made the finals of Roland Garros vs Iga Swiatek and reached a top five ranking. Then came the nosedive. Today the 23 year old Kenin is ranked no. 416 and has accepted (or […] Continue to read full article...

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