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By Scoop Malinowski A former ATP champion made a very interesting comment during a recent conversation… “You know what is also funny, how many players were sooooo cocky when they were playing and changed completely when they retired…Olivier Delaitre, Petr Korda, Carl-Uwe Steeb to name a few. They would only say hi to and talk […] Continue to read full article...

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Michael Olajide boxed professionally from 1981-1991. The Canadian from Vancouver, who later relocated to New York City, became a top middleweight contender and fought for the world title twice, both times losing decisions to Frank Tate at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 1987, and to Thomas “Hitman” Hearns in 1991 at the Trump Taj […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/21

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Off Season News

Today, Su-Wei Hsieh announced on Instagram that she is cleaning her trophies. To which Daniela Hantuchova commented, “Can you please come do mine as well?” Su-Wei replied: “Will need to send a big bus of cleaning team to you.” To which Hantuchova responded: “ahahahahaa no noooo my list is very little compared to your’s.” For […] Continue to read full article...

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Back in the 1980’s and 1990’s Swedish tennis was flourishing with an array of champion calibre talents. There was Stefan Edberg, Thomas Enqvist, Magnus Larsson, Magnus Gustafsson, Thomas Johansson, Niklas Kulti, Jan Gunnarson, Anders Jarryd, Thomas Hogstedt, Niclas Kroon, Peter Lundgren, Kent Carlsson, Henrik Sundstrom, Jonas Svensson, Jonas Bjorkman, Mikael Tillstrom, Mats Wilander and Magnus […] Continue to read full article...

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Oct/21

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Donnay Raquets Still In Business

I played with my friend Shlomo yesterday at my red clay club in Packanack Lake Tennis Club. Part of the workout was to test the old 1990 Donnay Cobalt WST racquet which I recently bought in a thrift store. The racquet felt special, powerful. flexible and maneuverable enough to go for winners off the first […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

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Special Borg Fila Shoes Auction

April 29, 2021 NEWPORT, R.I. – In celebration of the recent launch of Kicks on Court, a new digital exhibit about the history of tennis shoes, the International Tennis Hall of Fame is auctioning off a pair of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted sneakers featuring art inspired by Hall of Famer Björn Borg. Proceeds of the auction will […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

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Facing Bjorn Borg

By Scoop Malinowski The Viking from Sweden was both beauty and beast personified on the tennis court… an unstoppable force at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, capturing eleven majors before the age of 26.  One of the most recognizable figures in the history of sport won 64 singles titles overall. Borg competed on the ATP World […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

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Facing Greatness: Johan Kriek

The fourth edition of the new “Facing Greatness” series is with former two-time Australian Open champion (1981, 1982) Johan Kriek who reveals which two matches were the two best performances ever played against him on a tennis court, during his ATP career which spanned from 1978 to 1994 and included 14 singles titles, a Roland […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/18

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Facing Borg

borg Bunner Smith of Bradenton, Florida played Bjorn Borg almost a half century ago in the Orange Bowl 18 and unders. His recollections... "It was nearly 45-46 years ago! Miami ... I grew up in Florida and had played lots of future top players... Harold Solomon, Brian Gottfried, Billy Martin. Billy never missed. But, Borg was a totally different level. From what I remember, his forehand was huge and I never got passed by anyone so much ever as I did by Borg that day. Continue to read full article...

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