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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┬áMarcelo 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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Sep/22

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Biofile Yibing Wu Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP ranking 178. By beating Nikoloz Basislashvili in the US Open first round, Wu became the first Chinese man to win a Grand Slam singles match in 63 years. In 141 years of US Open, he’s the first Chinese player to advance past second round. In third round Wu will play […] 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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The tennis world has of course recently been rocked by the apparent disappearance of one-time Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion Peng Shuai, with the story having more twists and turns than a five-set Grand Slam final. Peng, who in February 2014 became the first ever Chinese player, male or female, to reach number one […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/21

15

Tennis World Unites Against Communist China

LAST week former WTA no. 1 doubles player Peng Shuai announced on social media that she was sexually assaulted by a top communist on more than one occasion. Since the shocking revelations by the 35 year old former Wimbledon and Roland Garros doubles champion, she has apparently vanished and the story allegedly wiped off Chinese […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/21

22

Why Did China Tennis Fail?

Not quite a decade ago I remember a conversation at the US Open with Australian great Peter McNamara, talking in an excited tone about how many young Chinese juniors were developing at a phenomenal rate and in a few years time, there would be many talented Chinese professionals winning and perhaps dominating in the pros. […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

25

Qiang Wang must hate doubles

Qiang Wang is ranked no. 35 in the world in singles and a player dangerous enough to have defeated Serena Williams in a Grand Slam, which she did in 2020 at the Australian Open. Wang was once ranked 12 in the world in singles in 2019), the second highest ranked Chinese player ever, after Li […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

15

Chang Believed He Could Win A Major At 17

One of the most miraculous Grand Slam wins of the modern era was Michael Chang winning Roland Garros at age 17. At the time Chang was ranked 19 in the world but there weren’t any indicators he could win a major title yet. Going into Paris, Chang did not play European red clay events. After […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/20

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Biofile: Yan Zi Interview

Status: Former WTA pro won Wimbledon and Austtralian Open doubles in 2006 with Zheng Jie. Retired in 2016. DOB: November 12, 1984 In: Chengdu, China Tennis Inspirations: My mother. Hobbies/Interests: Movies, maybe shopping [laughs], music, singing, swimming. Favorite Movies: A lot of movies. But I don’t know the English name. Many favorite movies. Lord of […] Continue to read full article...

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