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Harry Hopman: A Tennis Legend

By Chris Lewis There was hardly a man in world tennis more respected than Harry Hopman. Right up until his death at 79 years of age in 1985, Harry Hopman could be seen on court every day at his Tennis Academy at the Bardmoor Country Club in Largo, Florida, where he ran a huge tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Seongchan Hong Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 187. South Korea Davis Cup team member. Ht: 5-9 Wt: 143 DOB: June 30, 1997 In: Gangwondo, South Korea First Tennis Memory: When I started, I started because my dad loves tennis. And then when I was little kid I just followed my dad, grabbed balls and played. Tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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Six Most Agonizing Losses In ATP History

Tennis can bring the most electrifying, joyful victories – but also the most agonizing, cruel defeats… 6. Bogdan Bobrov lost two matches in one day with match points, one in singles and then in doubles. It happened in Kazakhstan. The Russian 26 year old told me he was too exhausted to cry after. 5. Paul-Henri […] Continue to read full article...

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Verdasco May Have Called It Quits

Former Australian Open semifinalist and top ten force, Fernando Verdasco has not won a meaningful match in years. The 40 year old lefthander has been grinding it out in 2023, trying to achieve one last hurrah on the ATP World Tour. But Verdasco was not able to revive his game or career and plummeted down […] Continue to read full article...

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Alarcon Remembers Beating Spadea At Wimbledon

Today I went to hit at GT Bray Park in Bradenton with a friend Peter Carpenter and another friend was there, Felipe Alarcon, with his brother and coach Andres Alarcon, who played Davis Cup for Ecuador. When asked who is the best player he ever played, Andres Alarcon said, “Vince Spadea. Do you remember him? […] Continue to read full article...

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Watching Rick Leach In Action

By Scoop Malinowski The Longboat Key Public Tennis Center experienced a monumental moment this month, For the first time a former Grand Slam champion and world no. 1 in professional tennis competed on the courts. The rare spectacle happened at the ITF Longboat Key Super Senior tournament in the first week of this month. Rick […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Fred Stolle Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Winner of 1965 French Championships and 1966 US Championships. Winner of ten Grand Slam doubles titles and seven Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Also the only male player to have lost his first five Grand Slam singles finals. Won 39 career singles titles and was ranked no. 1 in 1966 by […] Continue to read full article...

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Tennis Betting Strategies Explained

Professional sports are incredibly lucrative. The rewards are life-changing; many people dedicate their entire lives to making it happen. Many steps aspiring professional tennis players need to take to become successful. Besides being physically fit, they also need to have the necessary dedication and talent to succeed. The sooner you learn how to play tennis, […] Continue to read full article...

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USA Davis Cup Team Named

Major changes were made to the United States Davis Cup team following its unceremonious 2022 ouster. Top ranked American Taylor Fritz and Jack Sock will not be returning to Davis Cup duty in 2023. The team will consist of Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul, Mackenzie McDonald, Austin Krajicek and Rajeev Ram who were named to the […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Lucas Pouille Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 454. Winner of five ATP singles titles. Best ranking was no. 10 in 2018. In 2017 he won three titles on three different surfaces – Budapest clay, Stuttgart grass and Vienna indoor hard court. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 179 DOB: February 23, 1994 In: Grand-Synthe, France First Tennis Memory: The […] Continue to read full article...

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