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Jul/24

9

Donna Vekic Advances To First Grand Slam Semi

Ten years ago I still remember the sight of seeing a dispirited, almost burnt out Donna Vekic practicing on the off site Miami Open public park courts which were used for lower ranked players to train on. It was 2015 and Vekic was just 18 and ranked 85 in the world. She lost first round […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/23

14

Dino Prizmic Is Emerging

As all the hype and spotlights are on Carlos, Rune, Sinner, there is a young gun emerging in the shadows. Unless you are a hardcore tennis observer you likely haven’t heard of him. Yet. He’s from Croatia and he just won his first ATP Challenger title at age eighteen (birthday is August 5), beating Kimmer […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/23

15

Delray Beach Miracle – the greatest upset in ATP history?

Move over Istomin vs Djokovic, Donskoy vs Federer, Doohan vs Becker, Soderling vs Nadal… Matija Pecotic is 33 years old and had never even played an ATP main draw main tour match before yesterday. He’s never been ranked inside the top 200 and his current ranking is 784. He’s not even a full time pro […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/23

4

Donna Sport Launches With Donna Vekic

There will be a brand new Women’s line decorating the WTA Tour in 2023… introducing DonnaSport. The sister brand of Uomo Sport, the popular high quality brand worn by American Jenson Brooksby, DonnaSport has announced WTA Player Donna Vekić has signed on as an ambassador and collaborator. You can follow @donnasport_internazionale to stay updated on release dates and more informationn […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

5

Serbia Croatia Has Taken Over The ATP

Not only is Serbian super champion Novak Djokovic reigning supreme over the ATP right now in singles but the top team in ATP doubles is from neighboring Croatia. Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic are the number one seeds at Wimbledon. Pavic is the no. 1 ranked ATP doubles player at the moment and Mektic is […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

8

Biofile: Borna Coric Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP No. 32. Won two career ATP singles titles. Career high best ranking was no. 12. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 160 DOB: Nov. 14, 1996 In: Zagreb, Croatia First Tennis Memory: “Watching my dad play. So I actually started because I was watching him playing.” Tennis Inspirations: “Rafa Nadal, would say.” First […] Continue to read full article...

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Nov/16

27

Biofile: Ivo Karlovic Q&A

ivoHt: 6-10 Wt: 230 pounds. DOB: February 28, 1979 in Zagreb, Croatia. Hobbies/Interests: “You know, it is difficult to have like a real hobby because like every week we are on the road and professional tennis takes a lot of time. But I like basketball, movies and music. (How about boxing?) Oh yeah, actually, because when I was younger, when I was 16, I was a little bit practicing it. So yeah, I also like it. (How did you do?) It was only amateur, I was never actually in the ring but I liked it. And because of my long arms, the trainer who had this local club was really, really interested in me changing sports [smiles], to change from tennis to boxing. But it didn’t happen.” Continue to read full article...

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Oct/14

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Biofile Goran Ivanisevic Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former Wimbledon champion. Winner of 22 ATP singles titles, nine doubles, and nearly #20,000,000 in career prize earnings. Reached ATP World Tour career high ranking of #2. Olympic bronze medalist in singles and doubles in ’92. Reached final of French Open doubles in ’90 (with Korda) and ’99 (with Tarango). Won […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/11

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Biofile Ivan Dodig Interview

First Tennis Memory: "My first victory in my junior days when I played under 12 in my first tournament. In Croatia." Tennis Inspirations: "Is of course my inspiration is the good players. When I was young my inspiration was Goran Ivanisevic, watching him, his matches. And wishing to play someday. And it was like the biggest inspiration." Continue to read full article...

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