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After a few years of story, memory and anecdote collecting, I have finally completed my book on Nick Bollettieri. What I have learned is Nick Bollettieri is more fascinating and interesting than many Grand Slam champions, for he created something new and he personally and indirectly touched millions of people’s lives in a positive way…. […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/22

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Inspiration Academy In Bradenton Is Special

By Scoop Malinowski To see a tennis academy in operation is in some ways more impressive than watching a match at an ATP or WTA tournament. I went to Inspiration Academy for a couple of days this month and the combination of talent, energy, hard work is an unforgettable experience to witness. I arrived in […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/22

28

The Magic Of Eddie Herr

You never know what you may see at the Eddie Herr International junior tournament at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. You could walk right by hockey icon Wayne Gretzky and not even know it – he was here a few years ago with his daughter Emma who now plays for SMU. You could watch a […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/22

3

Juncheng Shang Hires Marcelo Rios As Coach

By Scoop Malinowski In extensive interview with the newspaper La Tercera, former ATP world no. 1 and 1998 Australian Open finalist Marcelo Rios confirmed that he decided to sign a contract for one year to coach and accompany the 17-year-old Chinese lefthanded prospect Juncheng Shang on the ATP World Tour. Rios said, “If I’m here, it’s […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

23

Bollettieri Health Update

As some of you may have heard, our friend and tennis legend, Nick Bollettieri has some health issues.  He is currently in the care of hospice, immobile and most likely will remain bedridden.  Bob Farrance spends some time with him each day at Nick’s residence and I went to see Nick the other day.  Any […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

11

Juncheng Shang Impresses Marcelo Rios

By Scoop Malinowski Juncheng Shang is only seventeen years old but he just won his first ATP Challenger title in Lexington, KY and has vaulted to no. 241 in the ATP rankings. Shang’s 64 64 final win vs Emilio Gomez thrilled his new coach Marcelo Rios, the former world no. 1 for six weeks in […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/22

3

Marcelo Rios Is Coaching Juncheng Shang

In perhaps the biggest surprise of 2022, former world no. 1 Marcelo Rios said he’s coaching ATP no. 344 Juncheng “Jerry” Shang. The two met and bonded this year at IMG Tennis Academy where the Chinese left-handed player Sheng is based and also where Rios regularly attends because his daughter Isadora trains there. Rios lives […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/22

28

Harrison Wins First Grand Slam Match At 28

By Scoop Malinowski Christian Harrison may be the most inspiring figure of tennis perseverance in the sport today. The 28 year old has endured a bone infection and eight surgeries, including operations on both legs, both hips, his right wrist, and both aductors. All those adversities, obstacles and roadblocks somehow did not manage to halt […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/22

24

Biofile Christian Harrison Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP No. 307. He just won Tallahassee Challenger doubles title with Gijs Brouwer. Best singles ranking was 198 in 2018. DOB: May 29, 1994 In: Shreveport, Louisiana Ht: 5-11 Wt: 170 First Tennis Memory: Just going to work with my dad every day. He ran a club. We would always go […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

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Did Andre Agassi Play The Greatest Tennis?

My declaration that Daniil Medvedev played the greatest tennis match performance in yesterday’s US Open final vs Novak Djokovic, has sparked an interesting array of differing opinions. Henry Mandeville believes that Andre Agassi. not Medvedev, Federer, Djokovic, Safin, Nadal, Laver, Borg, Sampras or McEnroe has played the highest level of tennis ever seen. “Agassi was […] Continue to read full article...

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