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There is a creature who is hunting the most prestigious prize in the history of tennis – a calendar year Grand Slam fourth title at the US Open and the all time record of 21 Grand Slam singles titles won. This man began his professional career in 2003 as a hunter. By 2011 he was […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/21

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Sampras Says Too Many Good Players Is A Detriment

Pistol Pete Sampras, winner of fourteen Grand Slam singles titles, believes the ATP World Tour does not benefit from having an abundance of super tennis players. Too much talent is actually a detriment for professional tennis. “What has hurt the men’s game is there are too many good players,” said Sampras. “What sells sport today? […] Continue to read full article...

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No tennis fan has ever gone two full years of no Championships so this year’s first round matches are especially appealing. Here are my favorite first round encounters. Be prepared for a long read… Ladies: Fernandez vs Ostapenko: The young Canadian has stagnated of late and needs to make her mark again, to avoid becoming […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

13

It can no longer be denied who is the greatest

Novak Djokovic defeated a superhuman challenge by Stefanos Tsitsipas with a five set 67 26 63 62 64 masterpiece of blood, guts, genius, and unbreakable iron will. The 33 year old Serbian needed everything in his arsenal and bag of tricks to defy the ambitious Greek, who will surely inevitably win at least a handful […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/21

8

Moment Of Truth At Roland Garros

We are at the home stretch of Roland Garros and anything is possible. Rafa Nadal looks like prime Rafa Nadal, he’s cruising through the draw and is on course for a semi showdown with Novak Djokovic, who survived a two-set deficit to Lorenzo Musetti. I am reasonably certain the tennis gods will not allow Djokovic […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

30

Top Ten Tennis Bores and Charisma Kings

Brian Gottfried once said: “If all players behaved like me, nobody would come to watch tennis.” I never saw Brian Gottfried play but have had the fortune to interview him several times and if his on court demeaner was considered boring, even by his own self-admission, let it be known the former world no. 3 […] Continue to read full article...

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Did you know the two No. 1 players in the world both use racquets produced by Head? Yes, Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty, the top ranked players in the ATP and WTA respectively, both compete with Head racquets. Barty has used Head for her entire pro career. She endorses the Head Graphene 360 Speed MP […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

19

The “Vicious Competitor”

Reading the Jimmy Connors “The Outsider” book, one of many passages that jumped out of the page and sparked profound thought was a quote by Pancho Gonzales that embedded in a young Jimbo. Over a half century later Connors still remembered it and included it on page 61… “The great champions were always vicious competitors. […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

8

Is Federer unrealistic about Djokovic’s greatness?

Roger Federer has not beaten Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam major since 2012 at Wimbledon. Since then Djokovic has won all six of their major meetings, including three Wimbledon finals in 2019, 2015 and 2014 and also the US Open final of 2015. This weekend in Dubai, Federer made some interesting comments about his […] Continue to read full article...

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Mar/21

8

Press Conference Questions You Won’t Hear

To Roger Federer: Can you name three things you really like about Novak Djokovic? To Naomi Osaka: Would you ever consider wearing masks to salute Asian or White victims of black brutality? To Serena Williams: What would it take for you to play John McEnroe in a new edition of Battle of the Sexes? Or […] Continue to read full article...

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