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Biofile: Dmitry Tursunov Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Career best ATP ranking no. 20. Winner of seven ATP singles titles. Helped Russian win Davis Cup in 2006. DOB: December 12, 1982 In: Moscow, Russia First Tennis Memory: I don’t remember [laughs]. I was very, very young when I started. Since I played tennis, I don’t remember like one particular, vivid memory. I […] Continue to read full article...

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Mardy Fish is now the Davis Cup captain for the United States, a job role he probably would not have gotten offered were it not for a remarkable press room incident that occurred at the US Open twelve years ago. What happened was unprecedented. Fish had just lost a five setter to Tommy Robredo at […] Continue to read full article...




Warriors Have No Time For Clowns

By Scoop Malinowski Nick Kyrgios crashed out of the Australian Open last night in three sets to Milos Raonic, it's the first time the Aussie entertainer has ever lost in the first round of the Melbourne major and now his ranking could fall all the way to the 75 region. Continue to read full article...

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Hewitt Trying To Save Davis Cup

hewl By Scoop Malinowski The tennis powers that be want to change the format of the Davis Cup and at least one prominent tennis figure is standing up and resisting the drastic alterations to one of the most historic elements of professional tennis. The Davis Cup. "The #DavisCup is one of the best competitions in world sport with 117 years of history & tradition. There is no greater honour! #FightForWhatsRight" was a post by Lleyton Hewitt on Instagram two weeks ago. Continue to read full article...




Is Hewitt a Doomed Davis Cup Captain?

hewww 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. Continue to read full article...

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rioshs 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. Continue to read full article...

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Why did Hewitt bypass Kokkinakis for Thompson?

tkokk 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. Continue to read full article...

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AO Observations

Qball 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. Continue to read full article...

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Davis Cup Final France vs Belgium

davis cup 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. Continue to read full article...

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