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Don Budge’s Friendship With Artist

 Don Budge oil painting in the museum by James Gwynne. By Scoop Malinowski Two weeks ago I discovered an astounding fact which then led to a series of insights into tennis history. Lunch with a childhood friend Drew Murray at his law office revealed that one of our neighbors back in the 1970s, the father […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile of Myself

First memory of tennis: Parents telling me and my brother to ask Chris Evert for her autograph as she was sitting in our Boston hotel lobby on a couch. She was so nice she became an early crush and years later began watching her play on TV which inspired me to want to play. In […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Jack Kramer Interview

Status: Tennis great. World’s no. 1 ranked player. Won Wimbledon in 1947 and US Championships in 1946 and 1947. Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame. DOB: August 1, 1921 (to Sept. 12, 2009) Birthplace: Las Vegas, NV Childhood Heroes: Jimmie Foxx. Lefty Grove. George Urnshaw. Ellsworth Vines – I first saw him in 1935. Still […] Continue to read full article...

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How McEnroe Solved The Lendl Puzzle

By Scoop Malinowski From 1981 Roland Garros to 1982 Masters, John McEnroe lost seven matches in a row to Ivan Lendl. Then in early 1983 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia McEnroe turned the tables and beat Lend in the final in four sets 46 75 64 63. That win sparked McEnroe to win three in […] Continue to read full article...

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