TAG: Davis Cup

Feb/18

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Is Hewitt a Doomed Davis Cup Captain?

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By Scoop Malinowski

It’s three years now that Lleyton Hewitt has been at the helm of the Australian Davis Cup team and two of those years produced first round crash outs, including this weekend’s surprising disastrous loss to Germany.

Hewitt’s aggressive, pushy captaining style has clearly worked with developing young Alex Deminaur into a major prospect who has made a big name for himself by reaching an ATP final this year and by extending Alex Zverev to a fifth set tiebreaker in the first singles match on Friday.

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By Scoop Malinowski

Former world number one Marcelo Rios continues to hold the media in disdain. Rios, who has had a confrontational and often bitter relations with the media since his junior career, was fined $2,500 on Saturday for telling journalists they “suck” at a Davis Cup tie vs. Ecuador.

The heavily tattoed and very muscular 42-year-old Chilean, now based in Sarasota, FL, was sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after he refused to be interviewed during the Davis Cup clash contested by Chile and Ecuador in Santiago, Chile.

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Jan/18

30

Why did Hewitt bypass Kokkinakis for Thompson?

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By Scoop Malinowski

Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt selected Alex Deminaur, Nick Kyrgios John Peers and Jordan Thompson to represent Australia in their coming tie vs Germany this weekend.

It’s not an entirely understandable decision by captain Hewitt as Thompson has an 0-3 match record on the year and is struggling with confidence issues.

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Jan/18

24

AO Observations

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By Scoop Malinowski

Johan Kriek, two time winner in Australia, has been watching Sebi Korda rip through the junior boys draw and likes what he sees. Kriek said 1998 Australian Open champ Petr Korda’s son is a future top ten ATP player.

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Nov/17

26

Davis Cup Final France vs Belgium

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David Goffin might be the greatest player in tennis history, pound for pound, inch for inch. Somehow this five-foot, eleven inch, 150 pounder, who could pass for a ballboy or an ITF 16s junior at Hollywood casting, is really a gargantuan tennis terror in disguise. A week ago Goffin swept through the ATP World Tour Finals all the way to the finals in London where he lost by a nose to Grigor Dimitrov 64 in the third.

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